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Dear Lord, No Cell Phones on Airplanes.

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 27, 2013 @ 8:30 am In Really, really bad calls,Technology,Travel | Comments Disabled

There will be blood. And fights, and cell phones deservedly jammed up peoples nether regions.

It is the busiest travel day of the year today. I for one am giving thanks that we are staying local with the sibs instead of flying to Chicago as we typically do. As problematic as the weather is this year, I am much more concerned about the latest possible FAA rules allowing unrestricted cell phones on planes.

For so many reasons obvious to anyone who flies regularly or is not a government bureaucrat, this is a terrible idea. Expect regular brawls to break out at 30,000 feet. Six sky marshals per plane at a minimum will be costly; so too will the new standard issue tranquilizer dart guns for the flight crews.


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