“Did you know…DOT proposes paving the way for in-flight phone calls?”

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“Small seats, little legroom and, now, cell phone chatter – air travel could become even less comfortable if consumers are surrounded by passengers talking on mobile phones”

— Senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal, members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

According to TravelPulse.com, the DOT announced on Thursday its “proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose in advance to consumers if the carrier operating their flight allows passengers to make voice calls using mobile wireless devices.”

Until the DOT makes a formal ruling, which could take another year or more, the agency is leaving the decision in the hands of the respective airlines.

Is cell phone usage on planes a good thing?  Read the full story here.

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