A lot of individuals believe that using your phones in an airplane wouldn’t really result into your plane crashing. In fact, some experts say that the only thing that this does is an interruption in the pilot’s communication equipment.
Still, nothing would happen if we follow the rules mandated by the law. But there are times that we have to check our emails. This happens when businessmen travel and have an important presentation or is waiting for an important message coming from his boss or subordinates.
Now, people don’t have to hide while using their phones. Virgin Atlantic is now going to allow a certain number of flyers to use their cell phones during flights.
The airline announced today that they are allowing passengers to use their phones while flying, may it be to make an in-flight phone call, send or receive text and check their emails via a general packet radio service from the their seats inside a Virgin Atlantic A330 Airbus. The company is hoping to extend this service to their others planes. This includes their fleet of Boeing 747s.
Virgin Atlantic Chief Operating Officer Steve Griffiths said, “We have listened to what customers want and connectivity in the air is always on the wish list. Many people will have experienced that moment when you’re about to take off on a 10-hour flight and you need to send an important message to the office, or even reminding a family member to feed the cat.”
This privilege does not extend to all passengers unfortunately. Those who want to gain access to their phones will have to pay $1.20 per minute for access and access to the service shall be limited to six passengers at a time.
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