Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cell Phones on Airplanes?

Have you thought you might favor a change in rules that would allow the use of cell phones on airplanes in flight? Think again...

On today's flight from ORD to Columbia, S.C., the plane was delayed two hours on the ground. We were all jammed into a UAL/Mesa Airways small regional jet, and passengers were allowed to use their cell phones while the plane waited in line on the taxiway.

What a racket! It was ridiculous! 15-20 passengers were using their phones. Now, imagine 100-200 passengers on a full-size jet chattering away at 31,000 feet....

Write your favorite airline and the FAA and insist that the current rule not be changed! When the aircraft door closes, cell phones should be turned off.

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