The Department of Transportation will let airlines decide if they want to ban in-flight calls.
Phone calls in the sky
The Department of Transportation on Thursday released its proposed rules which will let an airline decide if it wants to ban in-flight phone calls from using the aircraft's onboard Wi-Fi system or not, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The rules are meant "to protect airline passengers from being unwillingly exposed to voice calls within the confines of an aircraft," according to DOT.
Airlines will survey travelers' reactions before the proposal becomes official.
People are already voicing their opinions against the proposal.
I am diabolically opposed to voice phone calls being allowed on airlines. I can barely stand people now without their incoherent ramblings.— DMXS Radio (@dmxsradio) December 9, 2016
This person is COMPLETELY against it.
If cell phone calls on flights become legal, I'd fly the airlines that continued to ban them anyway. As if flying isn't irksome enough.— Brian C. Poole (@BPooleAuthor) December 9, 2016
"As if flying isn't irksome enough."
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