Should People be Allowed to Make Phone Calls on Planes?

By Lily Newman on at

There's been debate for years about whether people should be allowed to use their phones on planes. And with safety concerns diminishing, we've collectively moved on to other grievances: namely how annoying it will be to listen to five different phone conversations at once while trapped in a small, airborne pod.

I for one don't really care. People talk loudly with their travel companions as it is and flying isn't exactly a luxurious experience anyway for the most part. I wouldn't mind sacrificing some quiet to be able to use my phone myself. Do you think there would be enough social pressure on planes to remind people to keep it down, or will tired travelers be barraged by an endless soundtrack of Chatty Cathys? Raise your voice below.