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Nightmare at 20,000 feet: You may be seated next to a Chatty Cathy on the phone

Bus drivers often remind passengers to keep their cellphone conversations as quick and quiet as possible, and now airline pilots might need to do the same. That’s right — on top of everything else that’s annoying about traveling with a bunch of strangers in a flying capsule, you may also have to endure hours of unintentional eavesdropping, as passengers could soon be allowed to make in-flight Wi-Fi calls. If a new proposal from federal regulators passes, you’ll be able to chat to your friends… ( More...

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Highflyer1950 3
I have no problem with texting, I do have an issue with voice communication in such close proximity... it's rude and it's not necessary.
James Vance 2
A "Chatty Cathy" would be bad enough, but someone who gets really loud and gestures expansively when engaged in a phone conversation would be the real nightmare (particularly if you're in a Coach middle seat next to them).
linbb 1
Thought that one had to talk louder when using a cell phone............well seems that way as many raise there voice to use one much above what is needed.

Having to put up with them in stores and checkout lanes is bad enough many can be heard an isle away in grocery stores.


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