I really shouldn’t be surprised. We live in a world that is constantly trying to be better, faster, stronger, and OF COURSE, more convenient, right? And what is more convenient than 24/7 access to your cell phone? We’ve had to suffer the indignity of flights WITHOUT the ability to place calls for long enough, now haven’t we?
Fortunately we have Virgin Atlantic to save the day. According to CNET, the airline is planning to offer cell phone service on some of their flights between New York and London by the end of the year. This will allow passengers to make calls, send texts and check emails when they are in the sky. Naturally, it won’t be cheap – running about $1.20 a minute, but seriously, who wants to be sitting next to someone in such close quarters as they make a call?
It seems only 6 people will be able to make calls at a time. Well, thank goodness. Can you imagine the VOLUME otherwise?
I just might have to add this to the list of things that make me crazy about my fellow passengers – coming in behind my seatmates who take their shoes off and fall asleep on my shoulder.
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