April 09, 2007
Thank God I Can't Hear You Now
Here's an interesting article on the "real" reasons why airlines have a ban on cell phone usage during flights. Assuming the article is right and the devices don't actually interfere with anything related to the flying of the plane, how do you guys think they should be handled? Should the ban be maintained to avoid all the things that come with having people packed like sardines as they hurtle across the sky, half of them speaking waaaay too loudly about how awesome the latest episode of One Tree Hill was? Should cell phone use be permitted but its use restrained through a conjunction of airline policy and socially reinforced rules of etiquette? Should there be designated areas of the plane for cell phone use? What impact, if any, will the soon to be integrated wi-fi on planes have on your answer?