JetBlue and Delta both say their customers don't like the idea of people gabbing midair, and neither do the most of the commenters on news articles and Twitter. (Via Facebook / Mashable)
A New York Times editor said it would make flights "feel exactly like riding the Megabus, with schmucks chattering on their cell phones," and a Mashable editor called the proposed change the "end of the world as we know it." (Via Twitter / @davidjoachim, @nycjim)
But Mashable also says it's not time to freak out just yet. "The whole process could take months, and even then, every airline will have to install specific technology to allow for the use of cellphones as any rule change would not be mandatory for the airlines."
The proposal will be presented at the Federal Aviation Administration's December meeting. If it moves forward, there will be a public comment period for you to tell the agency what you think of the change.
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