Airlines get go ahead on electronic activities

Airlines get FAA approval for electronics at high altitudes. / Jessica Fairley

Southwest Georgia flyers may soon be able to use electronics on planes.

If Delta Airlines has its way, cell phone addicts will no longer have to disconnect from social media and games when they board their plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the go ahead for passengers to use electronic devices, as long as airlines submit their plan for rules while on board.

"I think Delta has already submitted a plan to the FAA, so I think they are going to be one of the first airlines to have their plan in place and approved by the FAA," said Yvette Aehle, Southwest Regional Airport Director.

This means southwest Georgia flyers could be among the first in the country to legally play a game of Candy Crush on a major airline flight.

Phone calls are still prohibited, but for some, that's a blessing.

"I think most people do not want their people to be talking on the flight because everyone is so packed in together," said Yvette Aehle.

Nevertheless, some say the use of electronics on a three hour flight could make the time really fly by.

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