FCC Changes Its Mind About In-Flight Calls

Good news, frequent flyers: the FCC has rethought their plans to allow cellphone use on airplanes, freeing us from a future of sitting next to a teenage girl yapping away for an entire transatlantic flight.

While they claim it's about phones interfering with avionic equipment, that's a bunch of hooey. In reality, airlines really enjoy charging people $10 to make a call using those phones on the back of seats, and people don't seem to care that much about not using phones in the air. Whatever the reasoning, anything that keeps boring businessmen and hyperactive teenagers from ruining my flight with their yammering is fine with me. Now if the airlines will just outlaw babies and people who snore, the skies will get truly friendly.

USA Today [via Gadget Lab]