Air New Zealand switches to flight mode

From 16 July Air New Zealand will allow the use of handheld portable electronic devices including tablets, smartphones, e-readers and mp3 players during all phases of flight provided the devices are in flight mode.

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Previously customers could not use their devices during the taxi, take-off and landing phases of flight.

The new freedom to use the devices extends across the airline’s A320 and Boeing 787-9, 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft, with plans to include regional turbo prop and Boeing 767-300 fleets following Civil Aviation Authority approval.