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Delta Airlines says no voice calls to be allowed on their airplanes

MINNEAPOLIS--Delta Air Lines won't allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes.

Right now, U.S. federal rules prohibit voice calls on planes. But the government is indicating that it might loosen those rules. If that happens, it could be up to airlines to set their own policies.

On Wednesday, Delta went ahead and said, in effect, hang up and enjoy the view from 40,000 feet (12,000 meters).

CEO Richard Anderson told workers in a memo that the airline will not allow cell calls or internet-based voice communications on mainline or Delta Connection flights, which are operated by other airlines under contract for Delta.

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