Aren't crying babies and snoring folks enough disruption on flights as it is? Recently the FCC considered changing it's rule to allow people to use cell phones during flights. A recent poll shows the majority of fliers are NOT in favor of the change up. I think I'm with the majority, I just don't see anything good coming out of this. I picture four or five people around me all talking on their phones simultaneously. I do however think turning off 'airplane mode' and communicating via text message is a fair happy medium.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/cell-phones-planes-poll_n_4339926.html?ir=Technology