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December 19, 2013

Phone calls on flights?

The last bastion of solitude is falling.

By Cbr Rolling Blog

I was on the bus to work this morning, trying to have a quiet little nap as you do, and I couldn’t even begin to rest as the chorus of coughing, sneezing, shoddy Apple earphone noise pollution and people talking on the phone enveloped me. Now I can put up with the common cold, people can’t help that, but shouting down the phone at 7am to your boss is not ideal for anyone.

Technology is great, technology is useful, but the avenues of solitude are ever closing and sometimes you just need a break. That’s why I look forward to flying. 30,000 feet up, just the quiet hum of the aircraft’s engines and the rustling of the odd newspaper sends you away to a peaceful little tech-free temporary dreamland.

It’s bliss, you know for those precious few hours you’re cut off from anything that matters and no one really annoys you that much like they do on trains or buses. So please, please can we not having phone calls on flights? Can you imagine the stampede of talking that’s going to happen if 300 people on a long, narrow, metal tube are suddenly allowed to use their phones? I can’t bear to think…

Hat tip to Delta Air Lines. Let’s hope the rest will follow <3


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