|oh its realy funny (by faisal, Apr 13th, 2009)
i cant beleive how funny is it
|Unbelievable! (by forestgum, Jul 14th, 2007)
Yeah, it's true! I can't believe my ears!!! Very very funny :)
|Interesting (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
It makes me funny!
|Donkeys Yell (by billyoung, Jul 10th, 2007)
What makes him yell?
Most travelers want to keep in-flight cell phone ban
People who fly at least
occasionally are strongly opposed to lifting the ban on cell phone use during
flights, according to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll.
Almost seven in 10 frequent or occasional fliers want the federal government to
keep the ban. Women and fliers 50 or older are the most strongly inclined to
keep airliner cabins free of cell phone chatter. (Related message board: Share
your opinion on cell phone use during flights)
Cell phone use is banned once the cabin doors are closed for takeoff. Some
airlines allow calls once a flight has touched down and is taxiing to the gate.
The Federal Communications Commission last month authorized a review of the ban,
a first step toward letting fliers chat on phones during flights.
Also involved is the Federal Aviation Administration, which is concerned that
wireless devices could hinder navigation and communications systems. Airlines,
meanwhile, question whether cellular service could be provided profitably. Any
policy change could be years away.
Many frequent fliers view their time in the sky as their only downtime on a
hectic business trip. The absence of cell phones increases the odds that they'll
be able to nap, read or think. Others chafe at the enforced downtime and yearn
to put it to use with phone calls.
Michael Latkovich, 40, of Boynton Beach, Fla., is among those who cringe at the
thought of a cacophony of chatter, ring tones and travelers out-talking
"Such competition on a plane at 33,000 feet is begging for trouble," says
Latkovich. "It could get ugly very quickly."
Some fliers say that most chats they overhear now upon landing don't warrant
disturbing their peace.
"I don't want to have to hear someone else yell at their children or remind
their spouse to take out the trash," says flier Stacie Edwards, 34, of
But retired police officer Joe Sylvia of Warwick, R.I., 53, an occasional flier,
says he wouldn't mind if cell phone chatter were allowed. "Whether it's a crying
baby or somebody on a phone, it wouldn't bother me," he says.