U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday introduced legislation to prohibit cell phone conversations on commercial airline flights, a possibility the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to consider today (Thursday).
â€œKeeping phone conversations private on commercial flights may not be enshrined in the Constitution, but it is certainly enshrined in common sense,â€ said Alexander, a Tennessee Republican. â€œThis legislation is about avoiding something nobody wants: nearly two million passengers a day, hurtling through space, trapped in 17-inch-wide seats, yapping their innermost thoughts.â€
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, is an original cosponsor of the legislation. [Read more…]