On my recent US Airways flight from Ft. Lauderdale back to Dulles International Airport (outside of Washington DC), I put down my tray table to rest my laptop on to find this.

tray table advertisment

What do you think of this Verizon tray table ad – a clever way of raising revenues in tough economic times, or more price gouging like raising fuel charges even though the price of jet fuel is going down?

I’m personally on the fence about it. While the ads don’t bother me, I do feel that the increase in fares doesn’t warrant it. I look forward to hearing any comments you may have on whether tray table ads are intrusive or innovative.