Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 3:12:23pm

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

2 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 4:14:02pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

3 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 6:57:24pm

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

I have no problem with that, but I wonder how such a rule would be enforced. Certainly not by airline personnel. I doubt that they want to spend their time getting into arguments with dozens of people during the flight.

Yet with data services allowed, there's no way to prevent people from receiving calls. I think this is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but will become a big problem if allowed.

Why don't people just bring their tablet or phone, pre-load it with movies, music or games, and wear headsets for the audio. That seemed to work fine for laptops.

Want to make a call? Use the skyphone and pay the $5.00 a minute or so that it costs. Maybe that phone call isn't so important after all.

4 Political Atheist  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 7:52:35pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

I do appreciate the courtesy of quiet. Aside from that a moment, I would like the FAA to not bullshit me about what is going to interfere with the aircraft.

5 Mentis Fugit  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:06:19pm

I thought the only real problem with mobile phones on planes was that at 30,000 feet they have line-of-sight to many more cell towers than a ground-level phone and this, combined with the airspeed of the user, places excessive demand on the cellular network.

The solution is to have a cell site in the plane; everyone connects to that, as it's the strongest signal, and it relays the traffic to the ground using appropriate technology.

On the other hand, a plane full of boobs, goobers, and dorks yapping away... yeah, SMS and data only, please. And annoying ringtones banned as a condition of carriage.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Trump’s Sudden Cancellation of the North Korean Summit Is a Stupendous Blunder - the DriveI can guess what worthless coins might be coming to my furnace soon. Nobel Peace prize? Pull the other one. I have repeatedly lauded Donald Trump for being ready and willing to talk directly with Kim Jong Un going back ...
Unshaken Defiance
14 hours, 4 minutes ago
Views: 88 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Eat This, Not That Other Stuffblog.timesunion.com By Rob Hoffman on May 24, 2018 at 5:29 AM2MoreA few years ago, a book came out that became very popular amongst those who spend a lot of their time dieting. The book was called Eat This, Not That. ...
rhoffman
21 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 130 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
This Is the Kit - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents This Is The Kit performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 28, 2017. Songs:Empty No TeethBullet ProofMoonshine FreezeSolid Grease Host: Troy NelsonAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgthisisthekit.co.uk ...
Thanos
4 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 155 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Starry Starry Night -Lianne La Havas Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Starry Starry Night · Lianne La Havas Loving Vincent (Original Soundtrack) ℗ 2017 Un Pundeas De Monetas, Inc. Under exclusive license to Éditions Milan Music Featured Vocals: Lianne La HavasComposer: Don McLean ...
Thanos
4 days, 14 hours ago
Views: 174 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
LGF Sunday Morning Wakeup Playlist
Unshaken Defiance
4 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 158 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Masterpiece Theater-Little WomenTonight Masterpiece Theater presents Little Women. This latest production promises to be a good one with some well known actors and actresses. The March girls are played by relative unknowns. Please check your local PBS stations for the times in ...
PhillyPretzel
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 557 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ry Cooder - the Prodigal Son (Live in Studio) "The Prodigal Son", Ry' Cooder's first new solo release in six years, is set for release May 11, 2018! Pre-order / stream "The Prodigal Son" here: found.ee Directed by Jeff Coffman Follow Ry:Official Website: rycooder.comFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.com LYRICSnow, the ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 727 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Charlie Puth - ‘How Long’ [Official Video] Download and Stream "How Long": atlantic.lnk.to Pre-Order Voicenotes: atlantic.lnk.to Exclusive VoiceNotes Merchandise Bundles Available Here: smarturl.it Follow Charlie:charlieputh.comtwitter.comfacebook.cominstagram.com THE VOICENOTES TOURwith Charlie Puth and Hailee SteinfeldTickets & VIP: charlieputh.com #VoicenotesTour Dates:07/11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage07/13 – Boston, ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 256 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Welles - Rock N Roll [Audio Only] PreOrder Welles Album "Red Trees and White Trashes" featuring "Seventeen" and "Rock N Roll"ffm.to Listen to Rock N Roll: ffm.toListen to Seventeen: ffm.to CONNECT: wellesmusic.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@wellesmusic--ROCK N ROLLdoesn't eatdoesn't sleepdoes drugsjus shrugs & says leave me beROCK N ROLLis a ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 320 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WALK the MOON - Kamikaze (Official Video) Get WALK THE MOON's new album 'What If Nothing' featuring "Kamikaze" and "One Foot":iTunes - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.comApple Music - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Catch WTM On Tour - wtmband.com Follow WALK THE MOON:walkthemoonband.comfacebook.com@WALKTHEMOONbandinstagram.com ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 874 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0