Airplane mode only

Please secure all personal electronic devices and place them in airplane mode — and ensure that they remain in airplane mode for the foreseeable future.

The federal government is scrapping an Obama-era plan to allow cellphone usage on planes.

In an order released on Nov. 27, the Federal Communications Commission maintained a ban on the in-flight use of cellphone voice and data services by ending a rulemaking proceeding that it started nearly seven years ago, which had proposed to “revise outdated rules and adopt consistent new rules governing mobile communications services aboard airborne aircraft.”

The FCC’s termination letter
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