I detest the very thought of allowing use of cellphones on airplanes -- or in other public places for that matter. Sitting on a flight for four hours listening to someone talk about Aunt Fannie's bad night with a sick cat would be too much for me and most other civilized travelers.
On the subject of limiting use of cellphones, I would extend that ban to airport boarding areas, restaurants and all kinds of public waiting rooms. Most of the new telephones have texting capabilities and that should suffice for all of the cellphone conversations that I have had the "privilege" of hearing.
And while we're at it, lets stiffen and enforce the current laws prohibiting the use of these cellphones while driving.
-- RICHARD MOEN, Richland