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Letter: Will airlines charge for quiet?

A US Airways jet airplane is seen taxiing

A US Airways jet airplane is seen taxiing on a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Credit: Newsday, 2006 / Robert Mecea

So the Federal Communications Commission has determined that using cellphones on a plane is safe, but says it will let the airlines decide whether to allow their use on flights ["Feds weigh cell calls in flights," News, Nov. 22].

The airlines are going to love this. How long will it take before they decide to allow cellphone use -- just to charge us yet another fee if we want to travel in their new "quiet class"?

Want to travel to Los Angeles without an annoying seatmate blathering in your ear for six hours? That will be an extra $50, please.

Michael Melgar, Great Neck