Inspired by TWFirst's recent thread on his Mesaba travails, I thought I'd throw this question out to the pilots out there.
As aircraft commander, let's say you have a particular fear of, let's say, electronic interference from cellphones during cruise. Or the cockpit being rushed 1 hour before descent. Or in fact, anything.
According to the established norms, the Commander has ultimate authority over the flight. So you decide to make a PA (or instruct FA1 to make a PA) saying ALL cellphones must be COMPLETELY OFF during the flight, including those with flight mode, and everyone must be seated for the last 30 minutes of the flight before descent. You do this for every flight you command.
Let's now say that after three months or so this becomes known to your company through passenger or crew feedback, or any other means.
Do you think they would support you, given you have a specific concern about loopholes or unsolved electronic interference?
Could they ban you from doing this?
This is a genuine question I'm interested in finding out your feelings on.