mobile phones on a plane
According to this BBC article, the use of mobiles on planes flying in European airspace has been given approval by UK regulator.
I am dreading the next time I fly, I will be surrounded by annoying and loud individuals shouting inconsequential trivialities down their mobile phones.
There is no escape!!! You can't walk out the plane. You can't just get up and leave. It will be torture to be forced to listen to their conversations.
I wish that people thinking about making calls on airplanes will be considerate of other fellow passengers and won't subject them to excruciating chatter.
Failing that, I really hope that they make the price of airborne calls so expensive that nobody will actually use their phones in the air.
Or else, why not allow passengers to terminate other people's conversations by vote, or give air hostess's the power to confiscate their phones, or allow passengers to vote that a particularly obnoxious passenger be ejected out of the plane?
Or even better yet, allow passengers to make or take phone calls, but only on condition that they step outside the plane for the duration of their phone call?