Within weeks, travelers will be able to operate iPads, Kindles and even smartphones throughout a commercial flight, but calls will still be banned.
By Hugo Martín and W.J. Hennigan
October 31, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
Score one for the weary air traveler.
Ever-increasing baggage fees, vanishing leg room and invasive security screening measures have made air travel hellish for millions of passengers. Now the government is giving fliers more screen time with their gadgets.