Why Don’t Planes Have Cupholders?

Seriously, how hard can it be to put some goddamn cupholders on planes?

They make you buckle in for safety they make you stow your luggage completely under the seat in front of you.

Am I the only person in America that thinks that cup holders are a good idea to have as a convenience on planes.  You get a cup of coffee from the flight attendant and then have to juggle the thing around til its not too hot so you can enjoy it.  I swear they put grease on those tiny little trays and everything is sliding around on there.  I’m a nervous wreck until whatever beverage in front of me is fully consumed, and is that really any way to enjoy coffee?  Chugging it down quickly?  Hell no!

Try traveling with a two year old and soon to be four year old and al the gear that comes with trying to entertain them for a three hour flight and tell me you can enjoy any type of liquid refreshment in front of you on that teeny, tiny slippery tray.  Forget it!

The Mrs was the unfortunate victim of a lap/seat full of apple juice when Madeline inevitably spilled it off the tray in front of them.

With no change of clothes on the plane The Mrs had to sit in that sticy liquid for two hours til landing in Boston.  All that could be avoided I thought with the simple addition of cupholders.

I’m sayin it right now to any airline out there- I’ll gladly pay $5 more per ticket for a cupholder.  Get it done.  It just makes sense.

end rant

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3 Responses to Why Don’t Planes Have Cupholders?

  1. ray says:

    JOE,

    Wow, are you right on the money. I had same thoughts flying two weeks ago, when 3 of us sitting across all had drinks on the tray in play at the same time just a half hour into a 2 1/2 hour flight. I got lucky — the woman next to me got the got guy on the other side of her with her Diet Coke — but let’s just say the potential sure kept me awake the rest of the flight. My only fear is the airlines will never do it because it just makes too much sense — never their strong point.

  2. Rob says:

    Great post Joe. We’re dealing with United Airlines right now at work. I’ll see if I can get you on their Dream Team for future projects, you can pose the retrofit of cupholders suggestion at the first meeting.

  3. star squiggle says:

    bring your own sippy cups and travel mugs next time

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