Cell phone user arrested

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A Southwest passenger who refused to turned off his cell phone during the landing approach was busted:

    CBS DFW: Air Passenger Arrested For Not Turning Off Phone

     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Arrested? Arrested?? Look, I despise self-important bloviating cellphone users more than most anyone else does, and have ever since the obnoxious types came on the scene, but arresting the guy? Yes, he should've turned it off and not acted like an (expletive deleted), but arrest??
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Personally, I think aircraft should be equipped with a "scuttle port" so that such shining examples of narcissism could be quickly and easily ejected from the aircraft.

    Without a parachute.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A very small percentage of the time cell phones will cause interference with critical electronics.

    Landings are almost always done with at least some reliance on the electronics -- even in an otherwise manual landing, you use the electronics to display the information you need to follow the glide slope down to the runway. At the other end of the spectrum (for aircraft that are capable & certified) there are fully automatic class III-c landings in conditions of no/very low visibility.

    It's about time they made an example out of someone. :D
     
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  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Forget airplanes, I'd like to see cell phone users arrested in restaurants! (Exception for McDonalds and other bastions of barbarism.)
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    God, I love this!!!

    I stopped going to movie theaters years ago -- so long ago I can't even remember now -- because audiences were so rude. They couldn't keep their mouths shut for the length of a movie as it was, but when cellphones came on the scene, forget it. That's when I threw in the towel.

    I only got a cellphone myself last year (because the Verizon land-line in the house, along with those on the entire block, kept going dead for days/weeks on end, and it was my only connection to the outside world, computer & phone; if I'd ever needed to call 911 I would've been out of luck). I don't talk on my cellphone in public. The thing's rarely charged anyway; it lives in a bureau drawer.
     
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I have two. I have to, for work.

    It's always entertaining to explain to people - including relatives - that I do not answer the phone while I'm at a movie, driving, eating, in the restroom, or indeed anywhere I don't want to answer the phone whether it's because I just don't feel like it or because I'm somewhere I think it's rude to be on the phone. They're for my convenience (except when I'm on-call for work, in which case I have a 15-minute SLA for answering...) and not so anyone can waste my time any time they choose.
     
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  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Mine has become my internet-computer-in-my-shirt pocket. Every time I stop on the road, I whip it out & catch up on TUG.
     
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  10. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Rugape, me, too, back in the day before cellphones existed. Once I think the only reason I wasn't punched was because I'm a gal and he was a guy.
     
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  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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