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Should mobile phones be allowed on planes?

China Daily | Updated: 2018-01-20 08:48

Editor's note: Airliners can now make their own rules for passengers’ use of electronic devices and apply for approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), according to a statement issued by the CAAC on Tuesday. Is it sensible to allow use of electronic devices on aircraft? Forum readers share their opinions.

Christian (US)

I would rather keep my phone turned off. Flying is not a joyful experience, but it is a time when you can have a bit of peace and quiet, a bit of time to doze, read or watch TV or a film.

Passengers show their mobile phones with inflight wifi connections on board the flight MU553 of China Eastern Airlines, Jan. 18, 2018.[Photo: Xinhua]
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