US Airways Group Inc. announced today that its customers can now use their portable electronic devices, such as e-books, tablets and smart phones, during taxi, takeoff and landing on domestic "mainline" flights.
The move by Philadelphia's dominant airline, which transports nearly 70 percent of air travelers at Philadelphia International Airport, coincides with new policies instituted by Delta, JetBlue, American, and United airlines.
Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that passengers on U.S. airlines can leave their personal electronic devices on during all phases of flight.
Previously, passengers had to turn off devices if the aircraft was below 10,000 feet. Voice calls from cell phones are still prohibited during flights.