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For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring a variety ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" when they end up in the ocean. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

House Takes Step Toward Ban On In-Flight Calls

Members of Congress, some of the nation’s most frequent flyers, don’t want to allow airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight and they’re doing something about it.

02/11/2014

Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. (Photo Credit: ThinkStock)

Panel Backs Easing Electronic Device Use On Airplanes

Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.

09/26/2013