Eased Electronic Policy for Europe

Customers may now use small lightweight personal electronic devices in airplane mode during taxi, takeoff and landing in European destinations.

That means you read e-books, finish reviews of work documents, listen to music or watch videos on handheld portable electronic devices (PEDs) gate to gate.

Since November, customers on American’s mainline flights and flights operated by American Eagle Airlines have enjoyed the new PEDs policy while traveling within the United States.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • When the aircraft doors are closed for departure, devices will need to be in airplane mode.
  • Wi-Fi access on equipped aircraft will be available shortly after takeoff.
  • Customers need to secure their handheld devices by holding them or placing them in a seatback pocket.
  • Because the safety of our customers and people is always our top priority, customers should listen to all safety briefings and comply with crewmember instructions.
  • This change doesn’t apply to larger items such as laptops. These items will still need to be stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing.
For more information on American’s electronic device policy, visit aa.com/onboard.

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