NO CELL PHONES ON AIRPLANES
The news media has reported that the FCC is considering allowing airplane passengers to use their cellphones for calling and receiving calls while flying on commercial planes above the United States. As things are now the airlines sell you a seat for air travel that is to narrow and to close to the seat in front of you to allow your knees to touch the seat in fron of you. They charge to check your baggage and to pick the location of the seat you might desire. They take off late and arrive late. If you allow them to allow cellphone usual to the vast amount of Americans who are addicted to constant cellphone usuage just imagin sitting in the middle seat between two 6 footers taling on their cellphone on a 4 hour trip from Chicago to L.A. As this country only has air service to get around the country the passenger has no option to use a different mode of transportation. Some Americans sleep with their cellphones and talk to friends 24/7 multiple times each day. Why should airline passengers be forced to listen to stupid conversations while traveling. It should not even be considered by the FCC. It's time to give the consumer a break from the expose we are exposed to by unwanted telephone calls, 20 minutes of commercials out of every hour of television and people texting and and talking on the phone while driving.
Richard & Sandra Elkins
...airplane travel is in a most narrow & confined space: for long periods of time...we do NOT need cell phone conversation!
Robert W. Gray commented
Please do not allow the use of cell phones on airplanes. As anyone who travels by air a great deal knows we have enough problems with flight comfort that another source of discomfort is only going to make the situation worse. There is no need to allow the use of cell phones during flight; travelers have evolved over the last several decades to do without this amenity so why start now. Just because we can doesn't mean we should!