We all know the routine by heart: make sure your seats are upright, tablets are stowed, blinds are up, laptops are stowed in overhead bins, and electronics are in airplane mode. .
Now, the first four are reasonable, right? The blinds need to be up so we can see if there is an emergency, like a fire.
Trays need to be stowed and seats upright so we can get out of the row quickly. Laptops can become projectiles in an emergency because the seat back pockets aren’t strong enough to hold them.
And cell phones should be set to airplane mode so as not to cause an emergency on the plane, right? Well, that depends on who you ask.