By SHANNON KELLY
Virgin Atlantic announced last week that it will join a few other pioneers (Air France, for one) in becoming one of the first airlines to allow cell-phone usage in flight. Travel Web site Skyscanner reported the results of a survey yesterday in which Britons opposed this development to the tune of nine out of ten, or 86 per cent.
Only 6 per cent of respondents said they’d actually make in-flight calls, preferring to text (48 per cent) instead, and only 1 per cent said they’d pay more to fly with an airline in order to be able to use their mobile phone.
Personally, we think it’s only a matter of time before all flights offer this “perk,” especially if they see Virgin Atlantic pulling in profits from it’s roughly $1.60/minute fees.
What do you think? Is this a worthwhile convenience or a slippery slope to destroying one of our last havens for a techno-free zone?