October 31, 2013 10:24 PM

Rules for electronics during air travel are eased

Neil Youmans concedes that the new passenger rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration — which still don’t allow phone calls but do permit gate-to-gate use of almost all other personal electronics — were made for a guy like him. He always thought the rules were — how did he put it? — “silly.” “I never turned my phone off in the first place,” he said.

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