All seat and no screen make for a dull ride

Below was the scene that greeted me when sitting down in my totally awesome middle seat in San Francisco last week. The back of that seat was to mock me for an additional 10 hours after this. It’s amazing how spoiled you get with having your own screen in the seatback to watch and choose your movies at will. I mean, it’s rare that there is more than one or two movies that I really want to watch, but having the option to watch a series of crappy movies to pass the time is greatly appreciated. To add serious injury to insult, the screens in the aisles were super high, hard to see and gave wicked neck cramps to watch. That and the only thing sorta worthwhile to watch was Duplicity which I’m sure was much better in text, which makes sense given that Tony Gilroy (the director and writer) started out as a writer. Quite frankly that is where he should stay. I also enjoyed watching Coco avant Chanel and learning that the only thing more painful than English period dramas, are French period dramas.
The lesson to be learned in all of this is to plan accordingly and always fly with a laptop filled with oodles of video. Also, don’t fly on code shared flights for Delta by Air France. AF loves to toss their crappy rides at the American routes, although we did ask for it what with the Freedom Fry thing and all.
All seat and no screen make for a dull ride