"Passengers do not want the cell phones and I can promise you flight attendants don't either."
One of the last refuges we have from cell phone chatter may no longer be safe.
The FCC is considering allowing people to make calls on airplanes flying above ten thousand feet.
The agency says current rules banning cell phone use are outdated, especially because parts of Asia and Europe already allow it.
The flight attendants union is fighting the proposal.
"We've done surveys for the use of cellular telephones, and by far passengers do not want that," says Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants. "Passengers do not want the cell phones and I can promise you flight attendants don't either."
The FCC is reviewing the rules and will allow a public comment period before making any changes.
If passed, the final decision would be up to each individual airline.