United Airlines bars devicesUnited Airlines has become the...


June 23, 1993

United Airlines bars devices

United Airlines has become the latest airline to bar the use of portable electronic devices that emit electromagnetic waves on its flights during take-offs and landings, effective July 1.

Passengers may not use electronic devices, which include laptop computers and portable audio tape and compact disc players, when the plane is on the ground or flying below 10,000 feet because of the possibility of electromagnetic interference, the UAL Corp. subsidiary said. Electronic watches and medical devices are excluded from the ban.

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