Not long ago, we heard about a product that sounded really cool – Soarigami could be attached to an armrest on a plane, in a theater, in a stadium, etc., and turn a single armrest into a double one. What a convenient little gadget, huh? Soarigami sounded impressive enough that I bought one and we’ve just had our first experience with it. Here’s what we thought of it.
The first time I ever went on a plane was February, 1979 and I’m pretty sure the flight (Eastern Airlines, then “The Official Airline of Walt Disney World” – it was our first visit to WDW) had a smoking section. I don’t remember if my second (also Eastern, also WDW, but January, 1983) or third (Bethel ME, March 1985…Peoples Express. We went skiing and I got drunk on a can and a half of beer. Why do I remember this crap???) flights allowed smoking, but by my NEXT flight (again WDW, Sept. 1992…Delta, because THAT was then The Official Airline Blah Blah Blah) and all those thereafter definitely did not. And yet, even today, almost 20 years since the last cigarette was allowed to be smoked on ANY plane (domestic, international, anywhere in the world; doesn’t matter), you can still find ashtrays in every single one of them.
Welp, I found out 😉
I think one of the more annoying things on a plane is the “game” of arm rest wars. As I’ve said in the past, the person stuck in the middle seat really should get the arm rests because, after all, the poor buggers really don’t have anything else going for them. But that doesn’t stop jerks in the window or aisle seat from hogging up the arm rests. And if you think about it, historically, there really wasn’t anything anyone could do about armrest hogs.