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Updated Nov 22, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Report: Airlines not rushing cell phones on flights

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It seems cell phones are getting closer to being allowed on flights, but airlines are reportedly in no hurry to permit the devices.

According to ABC News, airlines are worried about customer reactions to having phones on flights, despite the Federal Communications Commissions nearing a decision to allow phones.

“Our initial customer feedback indicates people may not want the current FCC policy to change,” JetBlue said in a statement to ABC News.

United Airlines echoed the same thoughts. “Our customers have expressed concern about how the use of cellphones in-flight will impact their experience onboard,” the company said in a statement. “When the FCC makes a proposal available, we will study it along with feedback from customers and crews.”

Airlines currently restrict other cell phone-like programs such as Skype and Google Talk on flights to avoid disrupting fliers.

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