US Department of Transportation reportedly planning to ban in-flight cell phone calls

  1. Although the Federal Communications Commission seems to be okay with the idea of passengers making cell phone calls on airplanes, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly pushing for a ban on it. The reason is not passenger safety, it is...

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

  3. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    I'm split on this. 1) Airlines would make rules and charge for calls whenever possible (think bag fees...) and 2) I enjoy relatively quiet flights with people sleeping/reading/using headphones. It's annoying enough when people are on the metro with a cellphone talking loudly.... at least I can get off. On an airplane I might want to make them get off....

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