They may be very
useful in case of
FRANCE FREEMAN/CHRIS A RUSNAK
People have to
use their cell-
phones for work
never stop whether you’re
on a flight or not.
I want to be able
to call whoever
may be waiting so
I can let them
know the plane
will be landing soon.
Oregon City, OR
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed
allowing passengers to use their mobile wireless devices, including cellphones, while flying above 10,000 feet. Supporters
say that cellphone use does not interfere with aviation safety,
and that on foreign airlines where it’s permitted passengers’
calls tend to be short and unobtrusive. Critics argue that allowing
voice calls in-flight would compromise flight attendants’ ability
to maintain order in an emergency, increase cabin noise and
tension among passengers and add unacceptable risk to aviation security. They also point out that a majority of the traveling
public want the cellphone ban maintained.
I don’t want to
have to listen to
[Their use] would
cause tensions in the air.
Round Rock, TX
[It] could potentially increase terrorist activity and
allow for unruly
What do you think?
Find out more about this topic on the Web:
• www.faa.gov/ (search “FAA to allow airlines to expand use of
• www.nashvillescene.com (search “In defense of cell phone calls
Calls just interrupt
on around you.
could you possibly have?
• www.pcmag.com (search “FCC, please don’t allow phone calls on planes”)