The U.S. panel responsible for regulating transportation has passed a bill banning cell phone conversations during flights. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was able to pass the bill without opposition.
The lawmakers said to allow airline passengers to make calls while in flight would be disturbing and noisy. For someone who just wants a nice, quiet flight, sitting amongst dozens of people in the midst of telephone calls would be extremely disruptive and may raise safety concerns as well.
The panel took into consideration the Associated Press-Gfk poll, released in December 2013, that showed that between 59 and 78 percent of people who flew over the last year were opposed to allowing cell phone calls during flights.
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