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Alaska Airlines and US Airways join list of companies allowing almost gate-to-gate gadget use

Alaska Airlines and US Airways join list of companies allowing almost gate-to-gate gadget use
Mariella Moon
Mariella Moon|@mariella_moon|November 9, 2013 7:35 AM

More and more airlines are adopting the FAA's new (and more relaxed) gadget policy, and the latest ones joining the fray are Alaska Airlines and US Airways. Both carriers now allow you to keep your eyes glued to phones or tablets even during takeoff or touchdown. In Alaska Airlines' case, it's even slated to debut its first plane equipped with USB and 110-volt power outlets next month to make sure travellers' devices are juiced up. Of course, mobile devices have to be used in airplane mode, but you can make in-flight phone calls via Gogo's WiFi service, if available. While you still have to stow laptops and heavier electronics during departure and landing, you can at least continue playing Candy Crush to keep your aerophobia in check.

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Alaska Airlines and US Airways join list of companies allowing almost gate-to-gate gadget use