Please no: Qantas is to allow in-flight use of mobile phones in 2007
Aww heck, some of us actually enjoyed the peace and quiet during a flight
"THE last refuge of the weary business traveller is about to vanish, with Qantas announcing plans to allow domestic passengers to use mobiles in-flight from early 2007.
The airline will evaluate the on-board use of mobiles and other portable devices, such as BlackBerries, in a three month trial on domestic routes, using a Boeing 767 as the test aircraft."
Thankfully the plane most often in use between Perth and the eastern seaboard for my preferred flights is the Airbus A330. Its probably deferring the inevitable, but I think I'll do my best to avoid 767's where possible.