Go ahead, turn it on, make a call. Despite the years of being told we had to turn off our cellphones, now there’s an airline that says go ahead, it’s ok.
Emirates Airlines allowed passengers to make calls on a flight to Casablanca recently.
And Jet Blue may be adding in flight text messaging. They aren’t willing to go all the way to allowing calls, but the company feels that silent texting might be a safe compromise.
With Jet Blue’s big misteps during the 2007 snow storm, the company is eager to gain back the love they used to know so well from passengers. Loosening up the phone rules and eventually setting up the plane with WiFi might be a great way to do this.