Air Canada does dumb things with its entertainment-system controls

I have no idea why Air Canada (or whomever designs for them) thought to place the controls for seat-back  entertainment right where the human elbow rests. You end up turning off your own TV, as well as that of your neighbor, whenever you try to rest your arm.

This happened to me more than once during a single flight.


Oh, Air Canada. We may be stuck in coach, but we generally have arms; and those arms have elbows.

Testing this would not have been too hard. Just make stickers, place them on coach-class seats, and ask a few people to try them. This, however, involves thinking like a passenger, so it apparently wasn’t done.

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Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.