Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will allow customers flying outside of U.S. airspace to continue using their portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet for international flights effective immediately.
All of Delta and Delta Connection’s aircraft completed carrier-defined PED tolerance testing for the safe operation of passenger portable electronic devices during flights. In 2013 the policy change allowed customers to use e-readers, tablets, and smartphones, all in airplane mode, during taxi, takeoff and landing on flights.
“Customers have told us they want to use portable electronic devices on international flights just like they do domestically,” said Joanne Smith, senior vice president, In-Flight Service. “Now they can, and we continue making the travel experience better for Delta customers.”
Customers will be advised onboard by flight crews of any exceptions to this policy.