1. Make safety your first priority.
2. Changes to policies on personal electronic devices, or PEDs, won’t happen immediately and will vary by airline. Check on when you can use yours.
3. Current PED policies remain in effect until an airline completes a safety assessment, gets FAA approval and changes its PED policy.
4. Cellphones may not be used for voice communications.
5. Devices must be used in airplane mode or with the cellular connection disabled. You may use the Wi-Fi connection on your device if the plane has an installed Wi-Fi system and the airline allows its use. You can also continue to use short-range Bluetooth accessories, such as wireless keyboards.
6. Properly stow heavier devices under seats or in the overhead bins during takeoff and landing. These items could impede evacuation of an aircraft or may injure you or someone else in the event of turbulence or an accident.
7. During the safety briefing, put down electronic devices, books and newspapers and listen to the crew members’ instructions.
8. It takes only a few minutes to secure items according to the crew’s instructions during takeoff and landing.
9. In some instances of low visibility – about 1 percent of flights – some landing systems may not be proved PED-tolerant, so you may be asked to turn off your device.
10. Always follow crew instructions and immediately turn off your device if asked.