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September 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Cellphone chatter in the air? The No’s have it (big time)

Should cellphone chatter be added to the crowded Coach cabin on U.S. flights? No, readers say. ( photo by Marty Katz/The New York Times) Most seattletimes.com readers hate the idea of allowing cellphone conversations throughout airplane flights, according to the results of an unscientific (and somewhat cheeky) Northwest Traveler poll. When European regulators announced last week

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September 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM

As barn door opens on cellphones, how beastly will flying get? (Take our poll)

Cellphone users may soon be able to continue that conversation right on to the plane — in Europe. (photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) Arggh! A wire story Friday reports that Europe will allow cellphone conversations on airplanes. The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency said that starting immediately, European airlines can, at their own discretion, allow passengers…

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