Cell phones on planes

Daniel Gutierrez

Cell phones on planes

CREATED Jan. 29, 2013

Airlines are getting tougher with passengers over cell phone use.

Nearly everyone has a smart phone or other electronic device these days. And flight attendants are apparently losing their patience trying to enforce the rule of no in-flight use of those devices.

That's why the Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee to evaluate the regulations, policies and procedures surrounding the rule. The committee is experted to report its recommendations to the FAA in six months.

There's been a lot of talk about losing up on the rule. But experts say most flight attendants clearly say phones must be completely off, not even in airplane mode.

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