Telephone Calls: Should They Be Allowed During Flight?

Effective immediately, commercial airlines may now allow passengers to use portable electronic devices throughout the entire flight — without the requirement for the devices to be switched to “airplane mode” — from origination gate to destination gate in this latest regulatory step towards enabling the ability to offer ‘gate-to-gate’ telecommunication or Wi-Fi services, according to…

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Telephone Calls: Should They Be Allowed During Flight? It Could Happen Soon…

Talk about going from one extreme to the other — and quickly.

Within a month after the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency released announcements to allow the expansion of the usage of certain portable electronic devices to be used throughout all phases of a flight — including taxi, takeoff and landing — the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal to allow airline passengers to place telephone calls during a flight using their portable electronic devices while the aircraft is above 10,000 feet in altitude.

Judging by this response posted by…

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