Airline Passenger Arrested For Refusing to Turn Off Mobile Telephone

A passenger who reportedly refused to turn off his mobile telephone after being instructed to do so was arrested by authorities upon arrival in El Paso on Southwest Airlines flight 1833 from Phoenix.

There is an unconfirmed report that the man was involved in a scuffle on-board the aircraft before his arrest.

FlyerTalk members debate the rule regarding turning off mobile devices during portions of the flight.

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