And I haven’t forgotten about Pets.com. If this goes through, Congress should just impeach these bozos:
The nation’s top telecom regulator will propose allowing passengers to make cell phone calls and use their data plans while on an airplane, officials said Thursday.
The proposed rule change by the Federal Communications Commission would allow phone use once a plane reaches 10,000 feet. Restrictions would still be in place during takeoffs and landings.
It’s annoying to listen to the self-important assholes who blabber on and on before the plane backs away from the gate. But if I were trapped on a plane with people yaking on their phones? At that point, the airlines should pay me to put up with this. I don’t care if they want to text or access the internet, but do so quietly.
If the FCC does this, I foresee an outbreak of bipartisanship…
Added: Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hates the idea too.