FAA to study allowing more electronic device use during flight

The Federal Aviation Administration is studying whether passengers have to turn off their electronic devices when the airplane doors close.

The FAA said Monday that it was launching a study group to review its policies regarding electronic devices, which have been criticized by airline passengers in recent years as they reluctantly unplug in an increasingly plugged-in society.

The FAA said its study would not include consideration of allowing “voice communications” during flights.

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United Airlines delays due to computer outage

United Airlines flights were delayed or grounded on Tuesday as a computer outage prevented passengers from checking in.

The airline said a “network outage” was to blame, the AP reported.

The airline has resolved the glitches, but flight delays continue.

United.com was offline for a few hours, but appears to be loading again.