The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing that airlines and ticket agents should be required to inform prospective customers in advance if an airline allows passengers to make mobile phone calls onboard the aircraft. DOT issued the proposal as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Dec. 8, opening up 60 days for public comments. The proposal is driven by the increased prevalence of onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, which can enable mobile phone users to make voice calls ...

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