Delta, the nation's #2
airline (in terms of passengers carried) has joined several other
airlines in allowing customers, including those traveling on Song,
Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection carriers, use of certain
'Portable Electronic Devices' on taxi-in to the gate on Delta
domestic flights in the United States. This rule change takes
effect Friday, August 15, 2003.
The hand-held electronic devices allowed with this policy change
one and two-way pagers
Personal Digital Assistants (Palm Pilots, etc.)
hand-held Global Positioning Satellite receivers
The new policy does not apply
to passengers on Embraer Brasilia turboprops (right), which are
operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines. The
use of personal computers still will be prohibited during
"Delta customers want to use their travel time more
productively," said Patrice Miles, Delta's vice president of
Consumer Marketing. "This change will allow our customers to use an
extensive list of devices for business or entertainment for a
longer time while onboard the aircraft."
Delta also will continue to allow the use of cell phones and
pagers prior to departure while the aircraft doors are open.