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Delta Will Ban Calls On Planes
Even If Feds Approve Them

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mc squared, 12/19/2013 8:57:33 AM

Delta Air Lines won’t let passengers make voice calls from its planes, even if regulators allow them, it said Wednesday. The airline’s frequent fliers believe that calls in the cabin would disrupt the travel experience, CEO Richard Anderson told employees in a memo. A majority of its customers in a survey last year said the ability to make calls would make their experience worse, not better, Delta said.

Bravo. Some sanity in the airline industry.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sooznews, 12/19/2013 9:03:24 AM     (No. 9660008)

I love Delta. Their customer service is the very best. Yes, the industry is difficult and so many things go wrong, but Delta keeps its customers informed and the attitude is great.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 12/19/2013 9:08:03 AM     (No. 9660016)

Bravo! I fly mostly in the southwest and use Southwest. I hope they have the sense to adopt this policy. No one wants to sit next to a self involved boob yakking on their cell for 3 hours.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/19/2013 9:24:10 AM     (No. 9660042)

Egggzackly, #2 and no one wants their boss or coworkers harassing them during the only time they can be unhooked from the bloody phone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/19/2013 9:58:51 AM     (No. 9660082)

I would suggest that any airline that allows in-flight cell phone calls to update their flight crew uniforms to be modeled on the ones worn by boxing referees.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/19/2013 10:00:32 AM     (No. 9660086)

I´m gonna take the otherside of the issue here. Lots of folks could benefit from being able to conduct business via phone while in transit. How about setting up a phone use section and non phone section? Maybe charge a little extra for the phone use section.

Not everyone flying is going to see their Auntie in Des Moines.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/19/2013 10:23:39 AM     (No. 9660116)

I cannot imagine the mental h*ll of being confined in a metal tube in a seat with no leg or arm space AND having to listen to background noise of 30 or so braying jacka**es yelling on their cell phones.

“Yes, Marge! I’m calling from an AIRPLANE! Would you believe it!!!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 12/19/2013 10:28:40 AM     (No. 9660123)

They could text instead of talk.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/19/2013 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9660127)

Besides their fee to move up to an earlier flight on standby, I like Delta and this move is great. Like I want to hear whomever talking about whatever for a 3-5 hour flight.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 12/19/2013 11:07:11 AM     (No. 9660179)

I wonder how many of those who insist on talking on their cellphones during a flight will be all that happy with their seat mates when they start reading their books outloud?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/19/2013 11:17:42 AM     (No. 9660193)

Yay - I won´t need to bring my jammer

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Reply 11 - Posted by: joew9, 12/19/2013 11:20:25 AM     (No. 9660196)

The roar of the engines causes a noise level that makes the cell phone user talk very loudly. It is very unpleasant to sit next to one. There should be an area where they have to go to talk. And it should have no seats. You have to stand.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 12/19/2013 1:53:38 PM     (No. 9660438)

I agree with the previous poster - usually leave my jammer home. If they do this, I will be sure to bring it.

Jammer sales will spike.

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