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FCC Chair Says Airlines Will Make Final In-Flight Call

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Tofuchong

Nov 22, 2013, 6:23 PM
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We understand?

"""We understand that many passengers would prefer that voice calls not be made on airplanes.....""

Yes, because as soon as you press the "Send" button on your phone, the plane EXPLODES. It's 100% true people, I saw it in a Rage comic.

These are archaic beliefs. I understand that lots of confused or misinformed people would prefer that voice calls not be made on airplanes becuase they think that in every situation, something bad will happen that will result in their deaths. These people need to educate themselves.
Tofuchong said:
"""We understand that many passengers would prefer that voice calls not be made on airplanes.....""

Yes, because as soon as you press the "Send" button on your phone, the plane EXPLODES. It's 100% true people, I
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I'm not worried about the technology of using the phone, its just going to be annoying.
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Damn, the plane blowing up. I don't want to be sitting next to some guy or gal going on about their nothing life the entire flight. MAYBE allow text messaging, but voice? Hell no. If they do, someone is going to blow his lid and strangle someone a...
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bluecoyote

Nov 24, 2013, 1:48 AM

Ways to make it happen?

Personally, I don't want this to happen. Keeping it banned by the FCC means airlines can't get sued for their policy. Trains have quiet cars that forbid this behavior, and busses at least get frequent stops.

But if this were to happen, what's a way it could work that wouldn't allow some jerk to ruin it? (Although most people do have common decency, I've certainly witnessed enough people on flights who lack it.)

The old GTE/Verizon Airfones were priced high enough to keep someone from yakking on it forever.
Couldn't have said it better myself. And if they do allow it, make it $20 min. plus $5.00 min federal tax. Similar to how inflight calls are handled now. If its that urgent, you pay. If its about little Johnny had diarhea, it will wait.
 
 
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