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March 21, 2006

An Update on Cellphones on Planes

I know you've been sitting there wondering if there's been any update on whether passengers will be able to use cellphones while planes are in the air.  Wonder no longer.  USA Today has published a nice little roundup of what airlines say their policies will be once the FAA permits cellphones on board.  The good news?  Nearly every airline says they will likely not allow people to yammer on phones in-flight.  Most spokespeople just said that the airline had no plans to permit usage at this time, but American Airlines' PR dude said, "We’ve been aware of the social implications of cellphone usage in an airplane cabin all along. That gives us the opportunity to exam ways to mitigate the social effects of cell usage concurrently with our examination of the technological development of onboard wireless systems.”  Exactly.

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