It may sound a surprise but I'm actually against using Mobile Phones on planes... not because of safety concerns but really because I don't want to be sat next to some self-important idiot chatting away to their friends/colleagues for the benefit of those sat around them. This is a common occurrence I have to endure on trains (even in the so called silent carriages) but doing this on a plane would be unbearable.
Despite all this it seems that in Europe Mobile Phone usage may become a reality. From a recent survey a whopping 78% agreed with me and said they don’t want to be seated next to someone using a mobile device.
My compromise would be to allow the use of Texting but have the device in silent mode.
What are your thoughts?