Keep Our Planes Mobile Phone Free
from the peace-and-quiet dept
Even if there is no technology or safety reason for banning mobile phone use in the air, it appears that most people would prefer their planes be kept mobile phone free. A new survey shows that people don't want to deal with having to listen to others yakking away on their phones -- even if they already listen to them yakking away to each other. People just assume that mobile phone chatter would be much more annoying, either because it's always annoying to only hear one half of a conversation or because mobile phone talkers tend to be loud. Many seem to prefer the fact that a flight is "downtime" when they're simply prevented from doing anything that involves being connected. If anything, this seems to say more about how our "always-on" lifestyle is impacting people. They crave time when they're forced to be off, because they know it's the only time when it's simply impossible for them to be on call.