It is bad enough flying on a budget airline with their cramped seats and lousy food. I can just about put up with the children constantly wanting to go to the toilet and the people who insist on foraging in the overhead lockers throughout the whole flight. Now it seems that we are going to have to put up with people making calls on their mobile phones as well .
"Where are you?"
"I'm on the plane".
"You sound as though you are really close to me."
"I am, you're in the next seat". It's great material for a Peter Kay sketch!
BMI and Ryanair plan to install picocells on their aircraft that will allow passengers to make calls once the plane is at 3,000m. Let's hope the cost of call is so high that it puts people off.