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Old Oct 26, 07, 1:46 pm
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CessnaJock
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There are numerous posters here with impressive credentials who are totally sure there is absolutely no danger from PEDs, including cell phones transmitting.

There are equally qualified observers who are just as certain that it's a statistical crapshoot - and the fact there hasn't been an accident doesn't prove there's no problem. (This is known in casinos as The Gambler's Fallacy.)

For myself, I simply point out to the miscreant that in today's highly-charged security environment, the FAs could easily bust them for non-compliance with an order issued by the crew.

If they don't take the hint, I mosey up to the galley and say "cell phone in 12C" and get a can of Cranapple.

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