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Should Cell Phones Be Allowed on Planes?

Do you like the idea of using your cell phone when flights are above 10,000 feet?

In-flight phone calls could be coming to a cabin near you. Credit: Dean Shareski via http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/ (used under Creative Commons)
In-flight phone calls could be coming to a cabin near you. Credit: Dean Shareski via http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/ (used under Creative Commons)
By Chris Helms/Patch

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting the ban on air passengers using cellphones in flight.

If the idea of fellow passengers yakking on their phones makes you want to yak, you're not alone.

Even if the FCC does allow phone use above 10,000 feet it's far from certain airlines will choose to let it happen on their planes.

Maybe airlines will take a page from the train industry, which has already introduced "quiet cars" for people who want to be spared their neighbor's inane conversations.

My bet? I foresee an extra fee for booking a "quiet flight."

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