Group pushes for cell phone use on planes

12/14/2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

The Inflight Passenger Communications Coalition has launched a campaign to persuade lawmakers and travelers to allow passengers to use their cell phones during flights. Other countries have started allowing airline passengers to talk at 30,000 feet, but the U.S. has balked as a result of concerns about "air rage," etiquette and that the calls may interfere with the navigation equipment of the planes.

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