Most who fly oppose cell phones on planes

Created: 12/12/2013 6:43 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

It seems most Americans have a serious hang up about people using their cell phones on airplanes.

A new Associated Press-Gfk poll finds that 48-percent oppose letting cell phones be used for voice calls while airborne - while just 19-percent support it. Another 30-percent are neutral.

Among those who fly more than once a year, the numbers are even stronger: 59-percent against allowing calls on planes. And for those who've taken four or more flights per year, the opposition rate is a staggering 78-percent. Federal regulators are thinking about lifting a decades-old ban on making phone calls on planes.

But many fliers fear their fellow passengers will subject them to long-winded conversations that would be impossible to avoid or tune out at 35,000 feet at least legally.


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