European Union

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

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