Cell Phones Calls on Planes? FCC to Consider Lifting Its Ban.
Of course, whether travelers want to be surrounded by business people conducting a pre-conference teleconference from the friendly skies (pictured) is another issue altogether."The FCC has banned in-flight calls since 1991 because of concerns that calls would jam ground-based communications systems," according to "USA Today." "The commission considered relaxing its ban in 2004, but decided against a change after a flood of opposition and because of lingering technical questions."
Many critics of the FCC's ban have noted that air phone usage on planes does not cause safety issues.