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The American public has until Friday to make their voices heard on whether they want to hear people talking on cellphones on planes.

That’s the deadline set by the Federal Communications Commission for public comment on the hot-button issue. Comments can submitted online for issue No. 13301, with reaction to the comments open until March 17. Some comments have already been filed, including people worried about air rage.

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Markizd
Markizd

I hate to be the one forecasting doom and gloom, or an alarmist, but let's think out of the box. With the advent of 3D modeling, and other technology, it may be easier for terrorists to slip a cell phone into luggage, along with explosives that appear as something else in luggage, or another cell phone to trigger a device. That aside, other passengers need their space; free of open conversations others might be having. Surely one can wait until the plane touches down to make or receive that call. Although the caveat to this was flight 92, that crashed in Pennsylvania. Has anyone written a book on "Cell Phone Courtesy"?

hsp
hsp

With the cost of an already overcrowded situation when you fly plus a "fee for all" ... who the heck wants to listen to anyone talk loudly to another while flying? Can't things simply wait? Perhaps the airline can convert a spare bathroom into a phone booth and charge a fee for being in it. Seriously, with every other right going in the toilet why not send a silly idea like this there as well!

tkbrdly
tkbrdly

The way that Aeromobile limits each plane to 6 concurrent voice calls makes this a little easier to swallow.

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