Most airlines prohibit cellphone calls in the air. However, nearly 300 US aircraft have in-flight broadband access (with 7,000 getting it in the next 5 years), allowing passengers to make phone calls through Skype or other services/apps on their laptops, tablets or smartphones.
This has become a point of contention between travelers wanting to stay in touch during flights and flight crew as well a majority of passengers, who regard such calls as disturbance. In fact, a recent survey found that almost 87 percent passengers do not want calls to be allowed during flights. Another survey by Delta had similar findings.
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Internet calls spur clash over talking in the air
How would you vote? Do you prefer the ability to chat with family and friends during a flight, or do you prefer having time away from a phone?