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FCC considers lifting ban on cell phone use

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting the ban on cell phone use during flights.

If the FCC lifts the ban, passengers may begin using cell phones once their plane reaches 10,000 feet.

A vote is scheduled for the FCC's meeting on December 12, 2013.

Frequent fliers and the flight attendants union are opposed to the idea.

“Flight attendants, as first responders and the last line of defense in our nation’s aviation system, understand the importance of maintaining a calm cabin environment. Any situation that is loud, divisive and possibly disruptive is not only unwelcome but also unsafe,” the union said in a statement.

If the ban is lifted, each individual airline will have the discretion to decide if they will allow cell phone use during flight.

You can share your thoughts with the FCC by calling 1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALLFCC).

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