Canucklad – whether I agree are not to your “words” (not a rant!!), the problem with mobile phones on landing is the cabin crew have absolutely no practical ability on ANY airline to enforce the “keep cells off” till the engines have stopped. Whether announcements are made or not, passengers simply do not and will not adhere to the rule – you only have to look around the cabin to see…
Remember BA London City allow cell phone use when crossing the Atlantic..
Only way to stop use is to install cell phone jammers!