Passengers flying on Lufthansa’s Embraer and CRJ aircraft can now use their mobile electronic devices for the entire duration of their flight (Taxi/Takeoff/Flight/Landing).  The Embraer and CRJs join LH’s other long and medium haul aircraft that have been previously certified for the use of mobile devices in-flight.

This policy came into force a few days ago as LH received authorization from the German Federal Aviation Authority. Additionally, LH had to update each aircraft’s operating manual to account for the change in policy.

The policy still precludes the use of mobile devices to make phone calls while the airplane is in flight or when the aircraft doors are closed.  Addtionally, the use of apps such as FaceTime or Skype is not allowed to be used on aircraft equipped with Wifi capability.