Shame the West isn't as proactive about antisocial phone behaviour.
As a person who finds mobile telephones just another intrusion into one's life, being able to get away from them in the past, at least for a while whilst on an aircraft, has been a pleasure.
Why people can't switch off and totally ignore their smartphones for at least a few hours and preoccupy themselves with something else I find very strange--and very annoying when their disruptive behaviour personally affects me.
After all, we can survive without them you know! As a species, we've come through the past several hundred millennia, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and most of the 20-Century including two world wars--which we organised, ran and executed--being the biggest organisational operations humanity has ever undertaken--all without the damn mobile phone.
In years to come, this addiction to legal 'electronic heroin' will be seen for the problem that it truly has become.
In the meantime those of us who've already past this point in the evolution of our species have to suffer whilst we wait for those modern 'neanderthals' amongst us to catch up.
P.S.: I mean no disrespect to neanderthals, thus the quotes.