Stupid Airline Trick #342

Today I had a lovely flight above the California coastline from Santa Ana to San Francisco. As we began our descent, I was dozing off when the stewardess woke me up to ask that I put my headrest back down. I had been about to enjoy a nice nap. And furthermore, the seat is actually quite uncomfortable when the headrest is down.

Why the hell is this a rule? What possible reason is there for this? I find it difficult to believe that safety has anything to do with it. Did someone get injured or die during a crash-landing because their headrest was too high? I’m thinking the position of my headrest would be the least of my problems in the event something went very wrong with the airplane I was in during descent or landing.

Sorry. Rant over. But sometimes the preposterous angers me instead of amuses me.

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