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Delta: No Voice Calls on Our Planes

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By JOSHUA FREED, AP Airlines Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it won’t allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes.

CEO Richard Anderson says the airline’s frequent fliers believe that voice calls in the cabin would disrupt the travel experience. Delta says a majority of customers in a survey last year said the ability to make voice calls would make their experience worse, not better.

Anderson also says Delta employees, particularly in-flight crews, are against allowing calls during flights.

The Federal Communications Commission is thinking about lifting its ban on voice calls on planes. However, the Transportation Department is thinking about instituting a ban of its own.

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  • weasel

    Fantastic. Finally someone cares about all the folks.

  • alpinequeen

    Remember phone booths in drugstores where you could go inside, close the door, have the light and ventilation fan come on and seal out all the noise and hub bub of the store and enjoy a nice phone conversation in private?