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Old 12-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yes or No - cellphone conversations on your flight?

Looks like the flying public on N.American airlines might be in store for telephone calls during your flight. Maybe they can have a separate section of the cabin for cell phone users? This should be interesting how the other airlines tackle this issue. My vote = No. Cheers! T7

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In my opinion airlines should treat it like smoking back in the days. Have a designated area of seats where cell phone calls are acceptable. This way passengers can view the seating while booking and decide whether or not they mind if others around them make a call, whether or not they may need to use their cell phone during flight, or if they in general would prefer to be not bothered by someone else's phone call. Reason being is sometimes people need to be in constant contact, which flights disrupt especially if your on long-haul. Whether you need to make business calls, you have a family emergency, or you've left you child home alone for the first time and are nervous.

As a passenger, I would not appreciate phone calls so I could simply book in the no phone call section. Seats bordering the phone call section should be noted to the passenger when booking so they can request a different seat if they feel inclined.
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I agree with the designated seating as stated above. There is nothing more annoying than having no choice but to listen to someone's phone conversation. Whether it be at the cinema or just standing in line in public, I just want to punch them for being so carelessly rude to others. We don't want to hear the conversation. We just don't.


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No, not ever, not even in a separate cabin. I do not want to be subjected to someone else's drivel on a flight or annoying text alerts.
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Not at all, nothing annoys me more than some tosser straining himself to seem important with his loud voice and pathetic hand gestures.

said tosser would likely experience an accidental coffee spill from some other passenger walking up the aisle if I was on the same flight

face it - we've all learned to live without cellphones on flights until now & I don't consider anyone's job important enough to justify staying in touch that much.

If it did they'd be flying on Air Force One or any other nation's equivalent....
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Absolutely not! Can you imagine the calls from first time fliers and kids? "Hey! Guess what?! I'm on the PLANE! Yeah, ain't it COOL?! Wait til I tell everybody else!"
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Text mssg. only.... no conversations....
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Text mssg. only.... no conversations....
If that's the case, then who cares? No different than people playing games with their iPads, maybe even make nervous fliers less nervous and chatty.
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I agree with DC8-dude. Texting only, no phone calls.
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Most Middle East airlines and a few in Asia and Europe already allow voice calls on planes.

Just curious if any dac collector/member has flown on any of the Middle East/Asian/European airlines that do allow cell calls during the flight? If so, please share your experience/thoughts in this matter. We would appreciate the 'first hand' observation from a DAC member. Cheers! T7 (there's gotta be some DAC folks who've flown on Qatar, EK, Etihad, etc.. the last few months or weeks?)

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I am pretty sure the Asian/Mid East airlines don't suffer from the West's nonsensical cell phone usage. I don't think it's a proper comparison.
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I am pretty sure the Asian/Mid East airlines don't suffer from the West's nonsensical cell phone usage. I don't think it's a proper comparison.
I see your point, thus, we can't compare apples to oranges. To be blunt = North American passengers with cell phones would just blab and blab on the plane, annoying the rest of the passengers.
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Currently there is no way you can get a cell phone signal from conventional cell phone towers above around 10,000 feet. So the airlines would have to provide the cell signal. So if an airline offers cell phone service they should charge $2 to $3 a minute (they are already charging for Internet use). This would limit calls to short important calls, similar to the way the old air phones worked.

To answer the question about how I know cell phones don't work above 10,000 feet, on most private corporate planes there are no restrictions on using a cell phone. I traveled on a corporate plane for a few days with one company I worked for. I could only get a signal at around 10,000 feet or less. Higher than this, the cell phone was useless.

At least one airline, Delta, has announced they will not allow cell phone usage on their flights.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I see your point, thus, we can't compare apples to oranges. To be blunt = North American passengers with cell phones would just blab and blab on the plane, annoying the rest of the passengers.
Nah, I think they would blab and blab as well but in a different language.
Middle Easterners are far worse than N. Americans, they talk louder and use their hands when they do so.
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I do not want to see operable cell phones on any flight I'm on for all the same reasons already mentioned.
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Southwest CEO Gary Kelly just said that phone use won't be allowed on any of their flights.
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Defitnetly, yes they are proven not to interfere with navigational systems. At least let us use cameras to film take offs and landings
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Defitnetly, yes they are proven not to interfere with navigational systems. At least let us use cameras to film take offs and landings
Have you flown recently? You can use your camera phone anytime as long as it is airplane mode. I made video today of my take off and landing SEA-LGB with phone.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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NO

Most of time I always go to sleep on a long haul flight, and I just don't want to get bothered when passenger next to me receive phone calls.

Let's say it is midnight local time, 33,000 feet above Eastern Europe area, s/he receives phone call from someone in the different time zone. I can imagine....I will feel annoyed.

Let's keep the quiet flight environment as it is.....

Not to mentioned, that I live in the country where some tacky and cheesy domestic flight passengers even turn their phone on as immediate as the main landing gears touch the runway, and within couple seconds later, all the text alerts tone heard inside the cabin.... "Just touched down, wait for me at the arrival gate"...Heeelllooo!!
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Most of time I always go to sleep on a long haul flight, and I just don't want to get bothered when passenger next to me receive phone calls.

Let's say it is midnight local time, 33,000 feet above Eastern Europe area, s/he receives phone call from someone in the different time zone. I can imagine....I will feel annoyed.

Let's keep the quiet flight environment as it is.....

Not to mentioned, that I live in the country where some tacky and cheesy domestic flight passengers even turn their phone on as immediate as the main landing gears touch the runway, and within couple seconds later, all the text alerts tone heard inside the cabin.... "Just touched down, wait for me at the arrival gate"...Heeelllooo!!
No! Imagine 20-30 cell phones ringing on a flight.
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Have you flown recently? You can use your camera phone anytime as long as it is airplane mode. I made video today of my take off and landing SEA-LGB with phone.
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I would be in favour of this.

Flying is not completely silent, nor is it meant to be. Passengers, particularly if they're travelling in groups, talk to each other. So long as they're not yelling on the phone, but rather keeping the volume down to normal talking levels, I have no issue with it.

People can be disruptive with or without a phone attached to their ear. It's the disruptive passengers that I have a problem with, not people talking on their phones.
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No, not under any circumstance, its bad enough on busses and trains. I know that if I was attempting to get some shut eye on a long haul, and was repeatedly being disturbed by some idiot and his phone, I'd introduce said phone, to another of his bodily openings
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How about NO. Crying babies and chitty chatty is enough. Imagine having to listening to the grandmother stories of the person next to/behind/around you for the whole flight. Throw in crying babies and its going to be a nightmare!
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People talk louder when they're on the phone, it's not deliberate, you just do as it's not a "normal" conversation, you can't gauge volume etc properly. Talk on long haul flights tends to be hushed, and I've never found it to be particularly problematic. I quite like the fact that on board a plane is one of the few sacrosanct places left where you are definitely not contactable. There's just no need, and really do business passengers genuinely want to be at work even on the flight? It's one of the few places where you can just forget about it and grab a glass of wine. Long may it continue!
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Absolutely not!
I don't own one, I have no plans on getting one.
They are the most annoying items on the planet!
Nowadays you can't even hold a conversation without the person you are talking to looking down and pressing buttons every 5 seconds.
If your cellphone is that important to you, then you should be riding in First Class.
Just let me fly in peace!!
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No, no, no.

As someone who takes public transit and is forced to listen to other people rudely talk from the moment they step on until the moment they exit, I definitely do not want this.
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As someone who takes public transit and is forced to listen to other people rudely talk from the moment they step on until the moment they exit, I definitely do not want this.
What do you mean, "rudely talk"? It's a public environment; they're well within their rights to talk on the phone if they so choose. You cannot expect to have peace and quiet in a public place.
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What do you mean, "rudely talk"? It's a public environment; they're well within their rights to talk on the phone if they so choose. You cannot expect to have peace and quiet in a public place.
It might be within their rights but its still bloody annoying.
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You cannot expect to have peace and quiet in a public place.
Ever hear of a library or a hospital ward? Even city streets have noise abatement curfews after a certain hour to respect peace and quiet. An aircraft may be public but it's also filled with passengers that have their very own personal space for an "X" amount of time. Some might want to sleep, read quietly or just enjoy the onboard sound entertainment.
You can't do any of that if the person next to you is talking on the phone.
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Ever hear of a library or a hospital ward? Even city streets have noise abatement curfews after a certain hour to respect peace and quiet. An aircraft may be public but it's also filled with passengers that have their very own personal space for an "X" amount of time. Some might want to sleep, read quietly or just enjoy the onboard sound entertainment.
You can't do any of that if the person next to you is talking on the phone.
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