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Monday, May 12, 2008

Qatar Airways adds in-flight call ability - and then bans it!

Qatar Airways: View of the sky and the wingQatar Airways recently upgraded all of its planes with the very latest in mobile phone technology - only to encounter a wave of passenger protest.

80% of passengers voted against the system, finding it disturbed their sleep and comfort.

As a result the system was switched off - a move which drew high praise indeed from British newspaper The Times:

Accordingly, the Travel section would like briefly to suspend its editorial impartiality and say what a wonderful, sensible airline Qatar is.

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