Mobile phones on flights 'unbearable'

Use of mobile phones on planes a giant leap backwards for airlines, majority of readers believe.

4013 days ago
Andy

It is absolute madness to allow mobiles to be used in flight, unless an outside standing area on the wing is arranged. Despite having made a good living by building and operating mobile networks I hate mobiles. Allowing mobiles to be used in the cramped confines of a plane will simply lead to more and more air rage.

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4016 days ago
Syd

You folks at Emirates Airline have over the years built up quite a reputation for your service, let's not ruin it by doing this. If you all had an overwhelming request and approval for this ...fine then go ahead...but this will be a negative against you (Emirates) for doing this. Computer internet access might be the way to go.

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4026 days ago
Mark Snedecor

Business travelers and others want to make calls during flight, and airlines and wireless companies want to make revenue from this service, but most people onboard don’t want to be bothered by people yapping while they fly. So, why not have the airlines pass a rule that says you can use your cell phone during fight, but only if you use a Conversation Privatizer like device? See www.ZipItInc.com. This makes a Win-Win-Win situation for ALL!

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4046 days ago
Richard

Bad decision. Calls restricted to five or six per flight - that's six hours of jabber from the ones you don't want to sit next to. What's wrong with the present system of using the phone in the entertainment controller. It's inconvenient and expensive and thius only important calls get made. Unles EK segregate into moble and non mobile sections (like used to happen with smoking) like the others who commented I'll be boycotting them too.

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4046 days ago
PAUL ABRAHAM

Emirates Airlines - please do not do this to your passengers.You are the first for lots of the "Best Things" in Aviation. But you don't have to be first or even last in the attempt to steal away the peace even while flying. There are so many other "silent modes" of communication which you can make more effective. Please don't allow mobile phones on your flights and make an otherwise pleasurable experience into a nightmare.

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4047 days ago
Andy

If Emirates allow the use of mobiles on 'planes there will be a huge amount of disgruntled passengers, including me. I can, and will, use alternative flight companies. If a 'phone went off beside me in the middle of a 8 or 9 hour flight whilst sleeping or relaxing, I would be non too impressed. The airline crew will have their hands full with complaints with this one! The airline is taking one large step back in a weak attempt to go forward.

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4047 days ago
Bob

Bad, bad decision Emirates. There are far more important things to worry about then alienating more then half your passengers by allowing mobile phones. One thing is certain, if it happens I will never fly on Emirates again. Think about it, at a minimum without phones you keep your current passengers, with phones you keep people that can't live without yacking on a phone and lose a lot of passengers you would have otherwise kept.

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4047 days ago
C.Osborne

If Emirates installs mobile phones it is simple. I will never fly with them again. I am a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and specialise in Gulf tourism.

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4047 days ago
S Richards

I have no idea why Emirates wants to introduce this service instead of improving the current in-flight services, the once awarded airline has become "just another airline" and this is a false attempt to recover.

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4047 days ago
Ayesha

Travelling by air was the only place left on this planet where we could live without mobile phones. I personally hate the gadget and given that mankind is not even safe from them in the restrooms, I loved the fact that at least those few hours on an airplane can save me from their respite. We were surviving without it for all these 10000 years and we can for a couple of more hours. I request Emirates Airlines to review this 'Great Service' because I dont think it is.

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