You might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi calling

You might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi calling

by Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

‘NO, IT’S OKAY; I CAN TALK. I’M ON AN AIRPLANE.’

Between screaming babies, flatulent passengers and that guy ahead of you who insists on leaning all the way back, air travel can be pretty miserable. And that’s before you think about the possibility of someone loudly making a call over WiFi during your flight. The Department of Transportation wants to address that last bit, though.

Soon, it could be a requirement that if said calls are allowed on a flight, you’d know as soon as possible in an effort to find alternate travel options. This would probably mean there would be a notification when you’re booking. “DOT believes that allowing voice calls, without providing adequate notice, would be an unfair and deceptive practice,” the regulating body said in a statement.

“The Department believes that consumers would be unfairly surprised and harmed if they learned only after the purchase of a ticket (or, worse, after boarding the aircraft) that the carrier permits voice calls on its flights.”

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