Should the U.S. Ban In-Flight Cell Phone Calls?
Many countries now allow cell phone use while a plane is in mid-flight, but U.S. airlines forbid passengers from doing the same. Is that a good idea? Should individuals be able to make cell phone calls inside the cabin—or should the U.S. continue this restriction?
A current bill pending in Congress would permanently ban cell phone use on commercial flights. There are those on both sides of this debate who offer conflicting arguments about phone safety at 35,000 feet—and whether in-flight usage presents a nuisance to fellow passengers.