Global Business Travel Association asks government to ban cell phones on planes
4/1/2014 2:47:14 PM
Whether the person next to you is gabbing with a friend or booking a business travel car rental, sitting in the tight quarter of an airplane while someone is one his or her phone can be a huge irritation. Many might expect those who travel for work to be the last to want phones barred from flights; however, a major business travel association has recently voiced its opinion on its disdain for onboard callers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Global Business Travel Association submitted a proposal to the U.S. government urging it to ban cell phone usage on airplanes. The association is made up of some 6,000 travel managers, who called those who speak on their phones during flights "detrimental to business travelers."
The request, which was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, isn't getting many complaints from the public. In fact, most people seem to agree that the idea of sitting next to someone blabbering away on their phone is a major annoyance. The U.S. Department of Transportation has received countless requests from consumers concerning the ban on in-flight phone use, but business travelers have an especially strong influence on the industry, and some believe their proposal could actually spur change.