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View Poll Results: Should People Be Allowed to Use Cell Phones on a Plane?
Yes 4 30.77%
No 9 69.23%
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Cell Phone Use On Plane: Yay or Nay?

http://www.wral.com/loud-cellphone-t...ers-/13141644/

http://www.wral.com/gov-t-weighs-per...anes/13140484/


What do you think about cellphone use on the plane?
Will we be able to conduct ourselves appropriately or will this be worse than sitting next to a crying baby?

I can understand allowing data usage and text messaging but it seems there would not actually be any way to regulate each person's cell phone conduct.


Could a Mod please make this a poll?
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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It'll be good and bad just like everything else .
Then there will be people that abuse it ..
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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I look forward to not having people jabbering away. It amazes me how many people just wander around getting groceries and flappin' their jaws while talking on the damn phone.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #4
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I don't want to hear someone on the flight balling away. It's bad enough when two people talk throughout the flight. I get nervous enough :-/

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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Why should their be a government rule against something like calls on a plane if they are safe? Airlines can keep the restriction, can allow it in certain areas if the plane or only in certain flights.

Just like anything else, some will abuse it. If calls in a flight became an issue, the picocell could be turned off. Passengers who can not follow rules can be informed that the airline no longer desires their business.

It's not like in flight calls have not already been happening, they have just been too expensive to get very long or annoying!

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Why should their be a government rule against something like calls on a plane if they are safe? Airlines can keep the restriction, can allow it in certain areas if the plane or only in certain flights.

Just like anything else, some will abuse it. If calls in a flight became an issue, the picocell could be turned off. Passengers who can not follow rules can be informed that the airline no longer desires their business.

It's not like in flight calls have not already been happening, they have just been too expensive to get very long or annoying!

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Agreed...no reason for government rules here. It should be up to the business, and people who don't like an airline allowing it can vote with their wallet and fly with a different airline.
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I don't think there is a problem with people using their phones while inflight. However, the only thing that I would be objective to is someone actually talking on their phone while in flight. Even talking quietly on the phone on a plane is very loud to the surrounding people who sit close to you. Whether they talk quiet or loud, its loud enough either way. It's one thing to be carrying on a conversation with the person your sitting next to, but it's totally different when someone is on the phone talking. If you really think about it.
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I don't think there is a problem with people using their phones while inflight. However, the only thing that I would be objective to is someone actually talking on their phone while in flight. Even talking quietly on the phone on a plane is very loud to the surrounding people who sit close to you. Whether they talk quiet or loud, its loud enough either way. It's one thing to be carrying on a conversation with the person your sitting next to, but it's totally different when someone is on the phone talking. If you really think about it.
If it happens, it is likely that the passenger will pay the airline to use a picocell type device to get the phone to work.

Phones have been on airplanes for many years. The only difference between the airphone and this is the cost. So, the person sitting near you could have been annoying you already. I can actually talk more quiet on the phone than I can in a conversation with you sitting next to me.

Honestly, as much as I fly, it is not a big deal to me. I would find it just as annoying to hear facebook "ding" or text "droid" sounds if they were constant. But, its only a short flight in the grand scheme of things!
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A big fat NO!!!!!!

It was bad enough listening to Nextel "chirps" and now that is gone.

I can imagine someone on a plane talking on a phone and someone will get pissed off enough to trash the phone during flight.
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Nope. I like to curl up and go to sleep while flying. Someone talking on the phone in the next seat would be disruptive.
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Nope. I like to curl up and go to sleep while flying. Someone talking on the phone in the next seat would be disruptive.
Is it much more disruptive that 2 people sitting next to each other and talking?

Is this really a debate for federal regulations? If it is safe, it should be allowed. Airlines have the right to determine what happens on the aircraft. If the airline wants to allow it or restrict it after federal regulations are changed, customers can vote with their wallet and decide if they support the decision.
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