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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    The free market will decide.
    Maybe one airline will have “Cell Phone Flights”?
    I know I’d rather walk to my destination than be on that flight, but some phone addicts will love it.
    Good call by the FAA to keep the government out of it.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    It’s a cultural thing. I believe in Japan it is not acceptable to use the phone while on a train, although it is not “forbidden” as such. It’s just that everybody around you will hush and shush and curse you out of the cabin and into the cold, loud corridor between carriages. Takes the fun out of it, so you stop doing it. Problem solved…

  3. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Which right are you talking about, the right to a peaceful environment or the right to invade other people’s environment with noise pollution?

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 7 months ago

    While I certainly do not always agree with ConserveGov, he did indeed make at least a reasonable attempt at solution seeking here, when he stated that perhaps the airlines themselves could have “Cell Phone Flights”. At the very least the airlines do have the legal right to have “No Cell Phone Flights” in which they can at the very least limit the use of such devices to a certain area of the plane. They have the right to do this, as you are flying upon their own planes that are not government sponsored. They should however, warn people of just what they are doing ahead of time.



    Congratulations ConserveGov, not an unreasonable response. Please feel free to keep it up!!

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    Is somebody a lil cwanky today? Do you need a diaper change?
    The FAA decided that there is no longer a reason for them to ban cellphones. They do not pose a threat to the planes system.
    So now it will be up to the airlines, NOT the government.
    Get it?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @olfart

    I do not want to be in a small room hearing others blab on their phones for hours on end.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Maybe one airline will have “Cell Phone Flights”?
    -
    I would agree and have been thinking along those same lines.

  8. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    A “Left-Handed Compliment” at best, Gov…the FAA (agency of DOT) and the FCC are all involved – in relaxing former regulations…and you praise them for keeping “the government out of it.”?
    http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?cid=TW189&newsId=15254
    When Dad let you have the car to go out Friday night, did you thank him for keeping the rest of the family “out of it.” ?

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    @David

    I’ve never been to Japan, let alone a train there. My comment was based on an episode of “Top Gear”, but maybe the angry guy talking down to Richard Hammond because of the phone was staged and scripted.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @olfart

    Now you know that is crappy answer. In fact you are free to not talk on your phone.

  11. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    I do not fly often, But to me either a screaming kid or a phone addict who cannot shut up,make the trip hell.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 7 months ago

    @olfart

    Oooh, oooh, I know, let’s all use our speakerphones on these flights!

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 7 months ago

    Last flight I took, recently, was quiet, except for one crying baby for a while. There were three dogs on board also. The largest one had his poor tail stepped on and whined in pain for a while. The flight was so much better when everything settled down.

  14. HugeWolf

    HugeWolf said, 7 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    But we are talking about Americans here. They want their individual freedom to be rude and obnoxious.

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