Cell Calls in the Air
Did you know that chances are pretty much one cell phone is left turned on in every flight. Kind of scary, huh? Well, the fact is that its a pretty darn slim chance that your celly will impact on board navigation equipment, and one foreign airline is so confident that it won’t that they are now allowing in-flight cell phone calls. Emirates will begin offering cell phone and high speed data service in January 2007 and in all likelihood has already began to install the equipment. Apparently the cost of making an in-flight call will be the equivalent of international roaming rates – about $1 or $2 a minute – according to CNN. Don’t expect US Airlines to follow suit any time soon but we might see it emerge on business flights as a value add.