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Poll: Would You Use a Mobile Phone on an Airplane?

CNBC.com
Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

The European Union is unveiling plans Monday to allow passengers on flights in European airspace to use mobile telephones.

Passengers could make calls, and send and receive text messages and e-mails. There are also plans to cap the price that users will be charged so customers won't land and find sky-high bills waiting for them at home.

Major carriers will have to apply to the EU for national licenses. But with mobile-phone etiquette already a problem in public areas like trains and buses, there are concerns that flying will become even more stressful with loud telephone conversations.

Would you be happy to use a phone on a flight or are you more worried about being stuck next to someone relaying every detail of their trip for a six-hour flight? Vote in the poll and send your reasoning to europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.