Time magazine believes that the the #1 way to get a Flight attendant upset is to keep talking on your cell phone after they have announced that you need to turn it off. I can think of many other ways to get a FA pissed off. Another one of Time’s own articles proves that they are not right, more celebrities have been booted off planes for using profanities than for using electronic devices. Gadgets just get a bad rap. Or maybe Alec Baldwin is just a bigger celebrity than Leisha (who?) Hailey.
My personal thoughts on electronics and particularly cell phone on planes are in my earlier post on the topic – C’mon just one more text. (Full disclosure: I have since upgraded to an iPhone). I seriously believe that the FAA needs to ‘fess up and admit that there is no real danger of cell phones disrupting flight equipment. Cells phone work fine without issue on several airlines, such as Emirates, why not in the US. I am though still in favor of electronics being off during take off and landing. This is more to make sure that travelers are alert and paying attention, in case of trouble during these sequences.
What do you think? Do you agree that we should be allowed to use cell phones on flights? Leave a comment below. Maybe we can recruit one of these celebrities to support our cause. Betty White ever get booted off a plane?
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