While I would love to use the Internet while in flight, I too am concerned about the use of any voice communications on the plane.
I very much support banning the use of voice communication by passengers which in flight, means no cell phones, no SKYPE, no VOIP. Every poll which I've seen says the overwhelming majority of the flying public supports such a ban.
I also support requiring the use of earphone or earplugs for listening to any audio from music, cds, dvds, movies, etc. For most people that's just common courtesy, but there are some out there who need to be told, "No!"
If someone needs to communicate instantly in real time, IM would be the way to go. I look forward to email, web, IM, etc., but on a late flight, especially a long flight I want the option to sleep the hours away without listening to the guy or gal next to me prattling along, or playing their music for all to hear.
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