Airline introduces limited cell phone use on some overseas flights

    Nothing says, “enjoy your flight,” quite like a fellow passenger yapping on a cell phone all the way to London.But Virgin Atlantic’s announcement to roll out in-flight cell phone use won’t have such a dramatic effect at first.

    The company will allow calls on Airbus 330 flights between New York and London, the Orange County Register reports — but only once the plane has cleared U.S. airspace and only for customers using European carrier O2 and Vodafone or T-Mobile from the U.S.The option will eventually be available on about 20 other flights, but at a $1.75 per minute charge.

     

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