This bulletin from CNN just came in two minutes ago.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to consider lifting its ban on in-flight cell phone use.
The FCC has banned in-flight calls for technical reasons. But new technology has made that ban obsolete, the commission says, and there’s no reason to continue it.
Well, there go my quiet plane flights when, freed from my electronic shackles, I have the time and luxury to think and read. Now I’ll have to listen to some goddam businessman set up meetings, or some yahoo start his call by saying, “Guess what? I’m calling you from an AIRPLANE.” There will be no way to escape these people.
This will not go well.