A man pulled out a large iMac desktop computer and began working in the emergency exit row of a United Airlines flight. I have to wonder if this was serious or simply a joke.
Huge iMac In Economy Class – Just Another Day On United Airlines
A man was pictured by his impressed seat mate setting up and utilizing a full size iMac on a United 737-800 in an exit row.
It’s a little hard to get the full sense of scale in the original photo, but for comparison, this is my work laptop next to this dude’s rig pic.twitter.com/ayzW6AkXim
— Todd Master (@MasterActual) July 15, 2022
I would think that if there was an emergency, it might be difficult to store that computer quickly and it could create a hazard if passengers trying to quickly evacuate have to step on or over a large monitor.
That said, the man earns an A+ for effort.
I appreciate large screens and love the idea of having more desktop space during a flight. But the burden and annoyance of dragging a large computer with keyboard and mouse strikes me as deal-breaker. Then again, I’ve also entertained the thought of bringing along large electronic devices onboard.
During the pandemic, I thought about bringing a toaster oven onboard United Airlines to heat the horrible sandwiches served to first class passengers myself, but thankfully flight attendants started heating them proactively (and it appears that toaster ovens are not permitted anyway…nothing like creating a fire risk onboard…).
I don’t know whether to congratulate the gentleman or question his sanity. In any case, I’m glad the middle stayed open, though that got me thinking about this classic Apple ad:
(H/T: View From The Wing)