Alaska Airlines to allow its passengers to use PEDs starting today

Alaska Passengers using PEDs (Alaska)(LRW)

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) passengers on flights today (November 9) can begin enjoying the use of their tablets, book readers, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate.

Passengers on Alaska Airlines flights operated by Horizon Air are expected to be able to use their electronic devices during all phases of their flight next week and on flights operated by SkyWest Airlines soon after, pending FAA approval.

Under FAA rules, passengers need to place their electronic devices in airplane mode. Cell phones may not be used for calls and all devices must be turned off in rare cases when instructed by crew members. Laptops and other larger devices must be stowed during takeoff and landing so they do not pose a safety hazard. Customers will be able to connect to Wi-Fi once the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines will start flying its first aircraft with 110-volt and USB power outlets at every seat next month. Most of the fleet will be equipped with power outlets by the end of 2014.

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