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Flight Attendants Oppose Phone Calls on Flights

Excerpt from USA Today

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It’s clear that flight attendants are very unwilling to see the chaos that they believe would ensue if the FCC lifts the ban on phone calls on flights.

— Dennis Schaal

If cellphone calls are allowed on planes, flight attendants warn that safety lectures will be ignored more often and passengers will get into fights about noisy conversations.

flight attendants, who would face the brunt of whatever is approved, are vocally against allowing calls. The Association of Flight Attendants with 60,000 members and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants with 16,000 members each opposed the FCC move.

“A plane full of people talking on cellphones is the stuff of nightmares,” said Laura Glading, the APFA president.

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