Calling in the Air

We’ve posted a number of times about the upcoming possibility of being able to use your cell phone while flying.

It looks like the future is almost here.

Budget airline Ryanair has recently announced they will provide their passengers access to this service in 2008.

But won’t the calls disrupt the plane’s navigational equipment and cause it to crash, you ask?

Apparently not: New technology minimizes “the strength of signals from passengers’ phones and prevents them from seeking out ground networks.”

While this is a great technological advancement, it will make flying infinitely more horrible in my opinion. A plane-full of yappy passengers droning on about their personal lives for five hours will leave me yearning for some navigational equipment disruption and a fiery crash to earth.

Time to get some headphones, I guess.