Please Put All Tray Tables In Upright Position

Photo by Jason Kottke

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Why don’t they make planes like trains? Some of the seats facing each other. Table in the middle. Yea, you might have to look at your neighbor. That might be a good thing, if she’s 20 something and hot. Or not. But no trays.
    For short commuter flights they could have almost double decker seating like on a commuter train into the city. (Chicago) Then, maybe arrange storage like those minivans that fold up inside itself.
    Hey. I hinted at all this on Ernie’s blog, but Richard Branson never contacted me. OOPS I called him Mr. and not Sir. My bad.

  2. Oh my god, what a great idea! I might, just maybe, not HATE flying so much if these changes were made. GAWD! How hard can it be?

  3. I offered my services as a spatial relations (I did really well on those kinds of tests as a child) consultant, but no one emailed me. And I had even more ideas. See, my legs after a long flight always start to ache. Now if I had to travel budget class, and if I were sitting across from my travel companion instead of sitting next to her/him, they might let me put my feet up. Even better if they did a foot massage. Dang, I’d be a happy camper when I got off those long flights.
    Maybe someone will get a clue…and we will see some redesign. You know how information loves to be free… so maybe the thought is traveling around somewhere.

  4. What a capital idea. That’s a great spot for a long copy advertisement. There’s just so much time to kill on a plane.
    Love it. Next time I’m flying Pam to Europe, I’ll be looking for these.