Move to ban mid-air mobile calls

With no mention of safety or security, two US Senators have proposed a bill to outlaw phone calls on flights within USA, because they say listening to someone’s  “innermost thoughts” is “disruptive and irritating.”

The bill, dubbed the Commercial Flight Courtesy Act and proposed by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) would only apply to voice calls.

If passed, it would trump the ban proposed by the US Department of Transportation (DoT), as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) draft rules, which would  permit airlines to decide on policies for in-flight calls.