Mobile Phone to Take the Air by 2008

Just when you could handle that crying baby, coughing lady, snoring fatty and kid kicking your chair—your flight will be getting a little more annoying. A little over 50 percent of airliners plan to offer some form of in-flight mobile phone connectivity by the end of 2008.

It won't be that bad because the Economist is reporting this in-flight cellphone service could cost over $3 per minute, and you have to be completely stupid to pay $3 per minute for in-flight chitter chatter. Regardless, I think I'd deal with chatty Cathy or Blackberrying Betty for the chance of finally getting internet access way up in the sky.

Mobile calls allowed on half of all airlines by 2008 [Silicon]
Would you fly in chattering class? [Economist]
[Via Consumerist]