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Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating legislation to stop in-flight calling. “The last thing I’d want is to be seated next to someone who’s carrying on a five-hour conversation from L.A. to D.C.,’’ said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank.), calling a plane probably the “last space in America, except underwater” where the public can avoid cellphone conversations. “Simply put,...

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