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This article was published on November 1, 2013


    Good times. A photo of happy passengers from the first flight to allow gate-to-gate gadget use

    Good times. A photo of happy passengers from the first flight to allow gate-to-gate gadget use
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    Here’s a fun piece of gadget history: A photo of the first flight to take advantage of the FAA’s new rules for approved gate-to-gate use of personal electronics.

    jetblue-gadgets
     JetBlue Corporate Communications Manager Morgan Johnston posted the image to Facebook, noting that it was a flight from JFK to Buffalo.

    As noted by ABC, the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer said in a statement that all of its flights will now allow gate-to-gate use of personal electronics. Delta has also received approval to make the switch.

    JetBlue Facebook [h/t ABC News]

    See also: Prepare for take-off: FAA clears the way for use of devices during take off and landing

    Photo credit: JetBlue