EasyJet allows 'flight mode' during take-off, landing

23 April, 2014

Low-cost carrier easyJet announced that all passengers are now allowed to use their personal electronic devices and mobile phones onboard in ‘flight mode’ throughout the flight including take-off and landing.
Up until now, passengers had to turn their devices off for both periods during the flight, and the change comes after recent recommendations from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for these restrictions to be relaxed, the airline said in an announcement.
EasyJet submitted a detailed safety proposal to the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which has been approved in line with all safety regulations, meaning that passengers will be able to continue watching films, reading e-books, working or drafting e-mails uninterrupted for longer.
The announcement follows the introduction of the use of mobile boarding passes across 85% of its network. EasyJet claims it has one of the fastest apps in the industry which has been downloaded by nearly 8 mln passengers.