WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration will consider a recommendation next week that it ease restrictions on airline passengers' use of smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
Industry officials familiar with the matter said an advisory committee agreed on the recommendation during a closed-door meeting Thursday.
They said the recommendation will be delivered to the FAA on Monday.
The officials asked not to be identified because the FAA has urged committee members not to talk to the media or to publicly discuss the recommendation.
Under the advisory committee's recommendation, passengers would have greater opportunity to use most devices below 10,000 feet altitude, although some devices would have to be switched to airplane mode.
Downloading data, surfing the Web and talking on the phone would still be prohibited.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.