British Airways has become one of the first non-US airlines to approve the use of electronics during take-off and landing.
Last month European and US regulators ruled that allowing passengers to use devices like smartphones, e-readers and laptops did not jeopardise flight safety, and several US airlines quickly relaxed their policies.
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BA flight training manager Ian Pringle said that, for a 300-passenger long-haul flight, the relaxed rules will mean around 150 hours of extra viewing, reading or working.
One thing you won’t be able to do – at least not yet – is make calls, send texts or use mobile data on your phone. But that could happen at some point in the future.
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