Use of laptops, cellphones now allowed in PH flights

Maybe this isn’t such a good idea. reports that the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) "has approved the conditional use of laptops, mobile phones and other mobile devices during flights."


The report, which was based on CAAP memorandum circular 52-13, said "passengers will be allowed to use laptops, internet or short-message-service (SMS) or voice communications, and other broadband services while on board an aircraft." The new rule covers all commercial aircrafts operating within or en-route over the Philippines.


But while the use of electronic gadgets during flights is now allowed, passengers may still be asked to turn them off when the aircraft is re-fuelling or upon the announcement of the Pilot-In-Command and/or Senior Cabin Crew.

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