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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/in-flight-calls_n_4414267.html

WASHINGTON --- Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) doesn't want to hear your cell phone conversation on his next flight.

Shuster, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced Monday that he plans to introduce legislation that would ban in-flight cellular phone calls. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is currently considering whether to allow the use of cell phones on commercial flights

“Let’s face it, airplane cabins are by nature noisy, crowded, and confined,” Shuster said in a statement announcing the bill. “For the most part, passengers are looking for ways to make their flights go by as quickly and quietly as possible."

“For passengers, being able to use their phones and tablets to get online or send text messages is a useful in-flight option. But if passengers are going to be forced to listen to the gossip in the aisle seat, it’s going to make for a very long flight,” he continued. “For those few hours in the air with 150 other people, it’s just common sense that we all keep our personal lives to ourselves and stay off the phone.”

Shuster posted the proposed legislation online, and said he intends to introduce the bill on Monday afternoon.

Most Americans agree with Shuster, according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll. Flight attendants are also against phone calls on flights. And, as The Huffington Post reported last month, in-flight calls are probably going to be ridiculously expensive.

There have been several moves in recent months to greenlight the use of electronics in flight. The Federal Aviation Administration dropped its ban on use during take-off and landing at the end of October. The Federal Communications Commission will discuss in-flight phone calls during its Dec. 12 meeting.

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When did Kicker become a Liberal? And why wouldn't we support a non government solution? Free Market would be the best for this . Customers complain and use other airlines, which forces the airlines that support talking on the phone to lose money. Also, We need do not need government solution to solve common sense. No one wants to hear your phone conversation anyways.

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Technically, they have always been banned, but recently the FCC has decided to go back on that ruling.

No, they were banned because there was concern that they could interfere with the plane's equipment. They concern has been absolved. So now the only reason to ban them would be because they are annoying. That should be up to the airlines.
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No, they were banned because there was concern that they could interfere with the plane's equipment. They concern has been absolved. So now the only reason to ban them would be because they are annoying. That should be up to the airlines.

I think that is just what they told us, but that was never the case.

Also what does the second part of your post have to do with my post? You admitted that they were previously banned and now are unbanned, which is what my post stated.

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Hasn't this always been the case?

Republicans "SAY" they want less government but are always pushing for stronger drug laws, they want to make abortion illegal, they want more laws regulating how 2 adults have sex in their own bedroom etc.

It never made sense to me that Republicans supposedly want smaller government but still push this kind of crap on people.

What is really happening is Republicans want smaller regulation when it comes to multi million dollar corporations. They want people to be regulated to death just not big companies.

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