Southwest Passenger Cited For Cell Phone Chatter

By: AP
By: AP


DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines says a passenger who refused to
get off his cell phone during a flight found Dallas police waiting
for him.
The Dallas Morning News reports that police were summoned by
Southwest officials and met the jet Monday when the plane arrived
at Love Field from Austin.
Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King says flight attendants had
repeatedly asked the man to get off the phone while airborne.
Police say the passenger was cited for disorderly conduct. His
name was not immediately released.
The Federal Aviation Administration bars use of mobile phones
when planes are flying due to concerns about interference with
navigation systems.
King says airlines can be fined up to $25,000 for allowing cell
phone use, and passengers also can be fined.

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