Jul 20 2010

Cell Phones On Planes

Cell Phones on Planes... Yes or NO???

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7/10/2010 7:10:00 PM
scott United States
PLEASE!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
7/10/2010 7:11:30 PM
Tammy United States
I have a horrible fear of flying, but I have flown from time to time.  As tense as I get on the plane, I can't even imagine having to hear someone yack on the phone the whole trip.  Guess I'd better do my traveling before 2012.  
7/11/2010 12:11:59 AM
Sharon Hughes United States
Sharon Hughes
If it only for texting purposes it would be O.K.  But, if people can't be "disconnected" from their phone for the duration of a flight, they have serious attachment issues.  It's good to be open to "meeting" others on a plane.  I agree that it's rude to hear phone conversations EVERYWHERE you go these days.  Please leave my airline flight peaceful.
7/11/2010 12:12:00 AM
Wanda Boozer United States
Wanda Boozer
NO oh please no.....I hear enough of other people's conversations without wanting to as is.
7/11/2010 12:12:53 AM
Christine Spence United States
Christine Spence
NO!  I don't even like cell phones in the grocery store. Don't want to have to listen to other peoples conversations on an airplane.
7/11/2010 12:13:33 AM
Josh White United States
Josh White
I don't see a huge problem, it would be helpful to be able to call to update your ride of exactly when you take off or land to help them time their arrival but I can see your point about the noise!
7/11/2010 12:13:49 AM
Laura Z. United States
Laura Z.
cell phones on planes?  NO WAY!!! I am one of those that talk loud ... the more trouble I have hearing people on the other end the louder I talk {why is that? Wink)) }  I can't imagine what I (and others) would be like sitting next to each other yakking it up on a plane!!!
7/11/2010 12:13:54 AM
Kristen United States
Yes! Do you know how many times I've ended up sitting next to someone on a plane that doesn't speak English? Too many times...
7/11/2010 12:13:57 AM
Lori United States
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...it is impossible to not disturb people. We typically talk louder on the phone. This would totally be a terrible thing.
7/11/2010 12:13:58 AM
Mike United States
texting only
7/11/2010 12:14:02 AM
candy United States
please no.  I really don't want to listen to anyone elses conversation!!!!
7/11/2010 12:14:03 AM
Janet United States
No to talking on the phone, but if you want to text that will be ok!
7/11/2010 12:14:09 AM
Kathy United States
What about 9/11?  What would have happened if the passengers had cell phones?  Could they have called their loved one to talk one more time?  Could they have alerted authorities?  I don't know whether cell phones should be allowed or not.  Just some food for thought.
7/11/2010 12:14:24 AM
richard f Uruguay
richard f
hey scott and kelli i am a airline captain and i will tell you airlines tell you no cell phones because it interferes with navigation equipment but thats not true. Its always been because of to much noise and distractions. Flight attendants can not give emergency instructions is the main reason. For one after 15000 feet you wouldn't get a signal anyway. Unless they put some kind of wifi network in the plane. I believe it would cause conflicts to the people that are not on cell phones.

7/11/2010 12:14:55 AM
Gracie United States
That would be horrible. I like sleeping on the plane, but there will probably be a surcharge per minute like there is with the wi-fi that is on the planes now.
7/11/2010 12:15:17 AM
Sharon Hughes United States
Sharon Hughes
Oh, and . . . are the said airlines going to provide the other passengers with ear plugs to we don't have to listen to the various conversations going on around us?

There are many business travelers who are trying to get their thoughts together for conferences, etc. and some of them are the speakers.  Can you imagine how messed up their talks could get by accidently inserting conversation blips into their talks?  Interesting thought.
7/11/2010 12:15:19 AM
Jensen United States
Aw, come on! If you can't manage to stop texting your friends for the duration of a plane ride, you need some serious help.
7/11/2010 12:15:19 AM
trackgirl United States
yes yes yes! i cant live without my phone and the longer the plane ride the more time im without it. Smile they should allow only texting so that you dont disturb people around you. and some people really need their phone to operate in their daily lives.
7/11/2010 12:15:28 AM
Beth United States
NO NO NO!!!!! Give me a break...people should be able to go without talking on a phone for the length of a plane trip!!  
7/11/2010 12:16:25 AM
Raul United States
I, without a doubt, believe that it's not a good idea especially if a single or married couple is arguing and disturbing the rest of the passengers. There could also be terrorists talking to their leader over the cell phone. I think we should not take any chances just to be on the safe side.
7/11/2010 12:16:44 AM
Jim United States
I can't imagine 50 people all having loud conversations in the confinement of an airplane while I'm trying to sleep.
7/11/2010 12:16:49 AM
Lin United States
Absolutely not--enough of the blab already.  
I don't want to hear everyone else's trials, tribulation, gossip, etc.  Also, children will be neglected.  Too much talk on the phone not enough working on relationships right in front of all of us.  

Just my opinion.  Thanks.  Keep up the good work you two.  God bless.  Lin
7/11/2010 12:16:51 AM
Leslee United States
NO NO NO!  Please, No cell phones on planes. Can we not practice self control? Remember how annoying it is to have someone in a resturant talking on a cell phone, now multiply that by how many rows/seats. That would drive a sane person crazy. We DON'T need to talk on cell phones on planes.
7/11/2010 12:17:04 AM
Jessie United States
Absolutely not. It is not fair to other passengers who want quiet. It is also a security risk, it gives communication for terrorists. What is next smoking on planes.
7/11/2010 12:17:23 AM
Laila United States
I bring headphones on a plane anyway, so as long as I have my free peanuts, I'm OK with anythingSmile
7/11/2010 12:17:33 AM
Heidi United States
Open cell phone use throughout a flight??? NO WAY!! So many people are so unconscious about their infringement on others... it would be very unpleasant to be sitting in the middle of people around you who are chatting.

Feel free to TEXT all you want on the plane!!

How's that for a happy medium???

7/11/2010 12:17:57 AM
Lisa United States
I say NOOOOO!!!  But if they do it here's a fun way to ask people to shhh Wink   It's called SHHH aka Society for Hand Held Hushing. http://www.coudal.com/shhh.php
7/11/2010 12:18:12 AM
Rosie United States
Good grief! What makes you so important that you can't wait to get off the plane to have a conversation?

On the other hand, it might be nice to be able to contact your loved ones if you are on a transcontinental flight. Although the biggest issue is that there seems to be not written rules for cellphone use in general and it seems that being able to be on the phone anywhere has created a rather rude society. For instance, when you a doing business in a retail store, can you not hang up long enough to make your transaction. It amazes me how many people can't even acknowledge the human being who is handling their transaction because they are on the phone. That's just rude.
7/11/2010 12:18:44 AM
richard f Uruguay
richard f
Also this is another way for the airlines to charge you a cell phone fee lol believe me they would charge.
7/11/2010 12:19:11 AM
Tim United States
I really dont think we will have to worry about it being a problem.  I believe it will be so expensive, that the average person won't want to spend the money.
7/11/2010 12:19:21 AM
Evelyn United States
Absolutly....NOT  If people need cells THAT bad..let them stay ON the GROUND..besides WHY would ANYONE want to listen to anothers conversation..ever hear of Privacy???
7/11/2010 12:20:39 AM
Mike United States
Ear buds. Favorite KLove playlist. Make a joyful noise. Smile.
7/11/2010 12:21:42 AM
Jodi United States
Yes, if you are not being loud.

Daniel, age 7
7/11/2010 12:24:09 AM
Jennifer Davidson United States
Jennifer Davidson
No way!!!  I think texting would be ok, but only if the phone is on silent.  Talking on the phone and the phone going off every couple of mins is annoying.
7/11/2010 12:24:49 AM
Chris Branch United States
Chris Branch
No way, imagine the talker disrupting the person that has had tooooo much to drink and fights insuing. The quiet is part of the reason I fly. This would give one more reason to drive somewhere and enjoy the scenery instead of looking down on it.

They have first class and coach how about cell talking class - in its own little area that is closed off to the rest of us and they have to get their drinks and food?? through a small opening in the door.
7/11/2010 12:26:29 AM
Brock Detherow United States
Brock Detherow
First of I love the show! And second of all, I think that we shouldnt because we all should have some time a day where we don't have the phone to our ear or texting.. I think we are getting addicted to them and we need to draw the line somwhere.
7/11/2010 12:27:03 AM
Kathy United States
This is a recipe for many fights and arguments. NO NO NO NO!

It's ok to have them, not to talk on them constantly because you are going to have the one obnoxious narcissistic person who doesn't care if they disrupt the entire plane with their conversation.
7/11/2010 12:27:17 AM
Lori United States
7/11/2010 12:28:41 AM
Bridget United States
NO. It's like when they are playing a really bad movie in front of you, you can hear what's going on, so you sort of force yourself to watch. I can hear one side of the conversation whether I want to or not. Plus it would be awful for mothers of young children to just get their kids to sleep and then have them woken up by someone's loud conversation.
7/11/2010 12:29:02 AM
paige United States
i think if you want to txt you should be able to but talking on the phone no way Smile
7/11/2010 12:29:05 AM
Matt United States
Absolutely not. People talk enough on their cell phones already. Encouraging the cell phone obsession would not be good. People need to go without cell phone use for a few hours in a day, it will be healthy for them.

Also, many flights are overnight/early morning flights where many people like to sleep. I often take early morning/overnight flights just so I can catch up on sleep and do the necessary business once landing. So common courtesy on these overnight/early morning flights would not allow for cell phone use.
7/11/2010 12:31:06 AM
Judy Tully United States
Judy Tully
absolutely not.  This is a horrible idea.  
7/11/2010 12:32:01 AM
Clem United States
Are we making cell phones an idol?  Are they taking up more of our time than reading our bible or talking with Jesus?  One really has to wonder.
7/11/2010 12:34:39 AM
Carrie United States
No Way!  That would be so annoying if you could.
7/11/2010 12:37:46 AM
Jacob United States
YES! At least for texting. And it'd be nice to be able to talk with someone during a long flight. If you've been on 13 hour flights, you can understand how it'd be nice to talk to family duuring the flight.
7/11/2010 2:06:27 AM
Lesa Grose United States
Lesa Grose
NO way. I hate flying, but sometimes I enjoy the flight because it is the only time/way to get away from the constant ringing of cellphones. I don't have to worry about being interupted or having a conversation with someone without worrying that my cell phone will go off.
7/11/2010 2:18:20 AM
Rhonda United States
Texting only. I don't want to listen to others yapping on the phone, let alone talking to each other on the plane, lol.
7/11/2010 8:03:13 AM
Jay United States
I work for an airline, and dread the day cell phones are approved.  Some people do not have the social skills to understand that not everyone wants to hear their conversation.
7/11/2010 8:05:23 AM
Seth United States
I'm very dissapointed. 47 comments and so far everyone, including Scott and Kelli, have missed the only relavent point. Its called an IED. It stands for improvised explosive device. Its one of the number one killers of Marines in Iraq. An IED sits harmlessly on the side of the road, camoflauged in garbage, until it is activated.

How is it activated?


Except for 2 or 3 of you who who vaguely mentioned the word "terrorist," no one posting on this string has any idea how dangerous this idea is.

IEDs destroy Humvees and kill the people in them. An IED would certainly drop a plane.

And given our liberal government's great policy to not profile - because God forbid we OFFEND anyone - Grannie Smith gets pulled over for a "random" body cavity search while the middle eastern guy who is sweating profusely and avoiding eye contact walks right onto the plane - WITH HIS IED.

But I digress, lets focus on the issue at hand here: how bothersome it is to listen to someone else's conversation.
7/11/2010 8:51:41 AM
richard fiske United States
richard fiske
I doubt that will ever happen its a faa regulation for safety. not a airline thing.
7/11/2010 8:53:30 AM
Ainsley United States
They have Skyphones if there is an emergency or if people need to make a call. No cell phones needed!

Jusy say no to cell phones on planes.
7/11/2010 8:54:33 AM
richard fiske United States
richard fiske
concerning a IED that would never take a plane down at 30000 feet and theres no way one could get one on a plane. too much xray equipment.
7/11/2010 9:07:34 AM
Don Wallace United States
Don Wallace
You can't use cell phones when your 30,000 feet up in the air. Cell phone towers don't reach that high. Towers go as high as about 1500 feet up
7/11/2010 9:09:24 AM
Isaac United States
It is a horrible idea! I have a cell phone but I only use it once or twice a month. All it would be is a talking frenzy! I think the only reason a cell phone should be used in a plane is for an emergency. If anything have a cellphone area.
7/11/2010 9:10:12 AM
Jermaine United States
I'm a flight attendant and just wanted to clear some things up. During taxi, take off and landing cell phones CAN interfere with the cockpits navigational system. While the cell phone will not cause the plane to crash, the signals/frequency can cause the plane to show RIGHT when the pilots need to turn left and ultimately cause a fatality.

Once we get up above 10,000 feet, cellular phones usually no longer interfere with the navigational system due to the plane being put on auto pilot.

Now answer me this, if I as a flight attendant were to come over the loud speaker to say that we were about to prepare for an emergency landing and I as a flight attendant started to give you instructions on how to prepare to evacuate the aircraft safeley, if your on your cellular phone will YOU be able to hear my instructions? Will the person next to you be able to hear our instructions? The answer is no. This is the reason why cell phone usage is currently prohibited. Our number one job as pilots and flight attendants are safety not to pass out coke and peanuts and get you pillows and blankets. Respect that by making sure everyone has a fair chance in the event of an emergency to make it out alive by turning off your cellular phones and voting no to cell phone usage on planes.
7/11/2010 9:11:15 AM
Don Wallace United States
Don Wallace
The only way you can use a cell phone is if the plane has a transmitter built into the plane
7/11/2010 9:18:03 AM
Janet United States
i think that cell phones on planes should be used only for emergencies and not for "time-killers" on flights because it could be disruptive to other people especially to sleeping passengers. I, for one, and a light sleeper so if someone were to be talking on the cellphone the entire flight it would keep me awake no matter how tired I am. That also goes for cellphone use in general.
7/11/2010 9:18:29 AM
Isaac United States
I think is a horrible idea because it would be a talking frenzy! I think the only reason a phone should be used on a plane is in case of emergency. If anything have a cellphone area in the back of a plane.... A small one.
7/11/2010 9:39:18 AM
johnlillard United States
Cell conversations should definitely be allowed on planes, but not so plane service makes extra money.  By all means, catching up on calls while idle on a plane trip is a good use of time. How about  calling home  BEFORE they leave the house to meet your plan to say, "we're delayed; it'll be another 45 minutes" or  "bring my camera, umbrella, calendar" etc?

Cell "interference" is myth.  There is NO REASON to silence cell calls for takeoff.  FAA radio frequencies are NEVER compromised by cellular signals, from the tower or the plane. It was never interference with the plane.  Cellular phone companies ganged up on the FCC and FAA early on for one reason, to avoid jamming cell towers for land users.
Cell towers with old-technology minimal capacity 'connect' every  5 miles or so as we drive, and get "handed off between cells," 1 tower then 2 then one during the "hand-off."  
Like connecting on the surface, planes are the same 5 miles from the cell towers, only 5 miles up high, connecting with cell towers on the ground, but "handed off" 500 miles an hour.
Think of an umbrella and its rib-spokes.  Each spoke from the cell phone [umbrella cap],  "ties up" a cell 5 miles below, thus from all spokes 360 degrees perhaps 50 cell towers at once from one phone.
Yet, that problem disappeared.  There is now unlimited cell capacity.  Ergo the number of cell phones.
7/12/2010 6:10:47 AM
kate United States
Even being a teenager I say NO!

7/12/2010 8:50:07 AM
Rosha Gibens United States
Rosha Gibens
If they do allow phones, the only thing I would want to be allowed would be text messaging or playing on the internet or something. Planes are noisy enough without having 300 people all on their phones sitting in someone else's space, especially if they're talking about gossip! I think it's a waste of time and money to create a way to allow this.
7/12/2010 8:01:20 PM
Claire United States
Maybe! Well, no-I wouldn't!
7/12/2010 8:11:01 PM
Eunice Miranda
Eunice Miranda
just wanted to say that this station is a big blessing for me, every time Im driving or listening in my computer, is just diferent from the ones that are here in Mexico, thankyou for being such a bless, I hope that you understand my english.
7/14/2010 8:50:31 AM
michelle United States
Yes, BUT, i dont think you should be able to talk..just use facebook or listen to klove online..lol
7/14/2010 4:41:59 PM
Kelly United States
NO but I am fine w/ texting
7/14/2010 4:43:17 PM
Kelly United States
7/16/2010 5:27:00 AM
christina United States
We lived without cell phones,and now that we have them it seems no one can go without them.I say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to cell phones on the plane.
7/19/2010 12:49:45 AM
SR22 form United Kingdom
SR22 form
That was one of the best movies I have ever watched in my entire life, Leonardo DiCaprio was amazing. After watching "Inception" I was like what just happened..? oh gosh..I need to see that again...
7/19/2010 5:37:49 PM
Lizzy Girl United States
Lizzy Girl
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! it is soooooooooooooooooooo annoying!
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