3 MARCH 2014

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Air France and electronic devices

Joining the ever-growing list of airlines that allow passengers to us their personal electronic devices (PEDs) on board is Air France.  This follows the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s decision to authorise the use of PEDs in "flight mode" at all times during the flight.

With this new service, Air France passengers can continue to work or play from the time they board the plane until they arrive at their destination, in total freedom.

Since last July the airline has been offering passengers the opportunity to enjoy the entire in-flight entertainment programme as soon as they board until they arrive at their destination.  Air France says customers can enjoy on average an additional hour of entertainment, independently of the take-off, landing and taxiing phases.

The use of devices and accessories operating in Bluetooth or wi-fi mode is, however, not permitted and PEDs should be turned off if operating conditions require.  The airline does however strongly reaffirm the position of EASA concerning the main priority in terms of flight safety, which is that passengers should be attentive to safety announcements and crew instructions.  Switch off your PED when the safety announcements are being made says the airline.  www.airfrance.com

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