As the long-running fight for US in-flight calling (or the lack thereof
) rages on, it seems that we're finally getting a definitive answer on the matter
-- for the time being, of course. According to Telegraph Travel
, Les Dorr, of the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), stated that "proposals to lift the ban on in-flight mobiles had caused such an outcry [that] they had been dropped." Furthermore, it was noted that aviation authorities had "ruled out the use of mobile phones on planes for the foreseeable future." Unfortunately, there was little exaggeration beyond that, but it seems that in-flight calling on US flights is on hiatus for the time being.