Twitter Chat: Should we allow cell phone use on planes?

BY Bridget Shirvell  December 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM EST

PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats from 1 to 2 p.m. EST each Thursday. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using the hash tag #NewsHourChatsPhoto by Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Air travel isn’t exactly pleasant as it is. The lines keep getting longer at security while the seats keep getting smaller on board. But the one positive you could count on was a break from cell phone noise. Now that may change. This month the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to consider lifting a ban on in-flight cell phone calls.

This week’s #NewsHourChats focuses on that possibility. Should cell phone use be allowed on planes? What sort of restrictions should be in place? Would you pay more to be on a plane that doesn’t allow cell phone use, a sort of “quiet plane”?

Join us on Twitter from 1 to 2 p.m. EST, Dec. 5, by following @NewsHour and using the hash tag #NewsHourChats or watch the conversation below.