Public Doesn’t Want Inflight Phone Calls


U.S. Flying Public Really Doesn’t Want Inflight Cell Phone Calls

February 28, 2014 – 10:40 AM ET

By Jay Boehmer

The U.S. Department of Transportation this week began soliciting public comments on a straightforward question: Should the government lift a ban on inflight cell phone calls?

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” was the full response from one commenter. It was representative of many public submissions that implored the federal government to keep the ban intact. Here’s another: “NO WAY! This is a horrible idea!”

As of midday Wednesday, more than 99 percent of the 492 comments filed this week encouraged DOT to maintain the ban. Only 12 commenters were in favor of allowing inflight calls, with an additional three submissions suggesting lifting the ban but with caveats.

More via U.S. Flying Public Really Doesn’t Want Inflight Cell Phone Calls – Business Travel News.

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