Apparently American Airlines has become quite hoity-toity while I wasn’t looking. The rack in the seat in front of you is now reserved for “Literature only.” Unfortunately my rack was empty. I didn’t even get a copy of the airline magazine. Just a tattered copy of the emergency evacuation guide.
UPDATE: Now that I’ve given this a little more thought I think it might be a really good idea. Schools don’t teach shit anymore, so the airlines could perform a huge public service by offering the classics to their customers. “April is Greek Epic Month” or “July is Russian Novel Month.” And for shorter, commuter flights, maybe “November is Japanese Haiku Month.” Delta Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, could offer “Gone With the Wind.” Alaska Airlines could stock “Call of the Wild.” Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, both headquartered in Dallas, could offer “Lonesome Dove.” That kind of thing.