Lawmakers Balk at Cellphones on Jets

Lawmakers yesterday expressed reluctance about allowing the use of cellphones on planes, citing safety and annoyance concerns. Homeland Security officials raised new concerns about terrorists' ability to use such devices to carry out attacks.
While many business travelers are pressing to use their cellphones on flights, Federal Aviation Administration officials are moving slowly on studying their safety. In addition, public comments suggest that a lot of travelers don't want to listen to others' phone calls.

Source: WSJ


Posted: Thu - July 14, 2005 at 11:45 PM