Earlier this week, the CEO of Delta Air Lines reportedly told his employees that Delta will not allow cell conversations on planes or even internet-based calls. And furthermore, he doesn’t really care what the Federal Communications Commission ultimately allows or doesn’t allow (see below for information on how to let the FCC know where you stand).
Call Ban Being Reconsidered
This isn’t the only push-back to the federal government’s decision to reconsider its ban on such calls but even if the ban is ultimately lifted, airlines are within their rights to ban voice calls on their aircraft. Today, JetBlue also went on record as being against it, and others are hopping on the bandwagon. Here’s the latest round-up:
Which Airlines Say No
- American: Has not yet taken a position
- Delta: No
- JetBlue: No
- Southwest: No
- United: No for now, but still evaluating passenger reaction
By the way, a few international airlines do allow voice calls on their planes including Emirates, though not in U.S. airspace – at least, for now.