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US bill would ban inflight cell phone use over US
US bill would ban inflight cell phone use over US
April, 2008


US H.R. 5788 act, would prohibit cell-phone voice calls on interstate and intrastate flights over the US by all US and non-US air carriers. The proposed bill was introduced in April by five senior members of the US Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, including Chairman James Oberstar.

The bill stipulates that non-US airlines may seek a waiver from the US Secretary of Transportation only when an alternative prohibition on voice communications using a mobile communications device during flight is negotiated by the Secretary with such foreign government through bilateral negotiations.

The US FCC still prohibits the use of cell phones inflight over the US.