According to an amazing little story buried in the back of R.O.B., Canada’s airline pillows are safe! While American Airlines has cost cut its pillows out of the picture, Air Canada promises its pillows won’t be stuffed to the wayside. And a McGill prof chimes in that this is one small comfort left in an increasingly harsh world. Which makes TOist wonder if we’re all on the same page here. Those lumpy, papery pillows that cramp more than they cradle are at the heart of an industry debate over customer comfort? Plus, airplane pillows have long been victim of a half-true smear campaign to paint them as never-washed, disease-carrying agents. Which, even if utterly false, is enough to deter most people from entrusting airline pillows with their precious necks. All of this to say that WestJet and Jetsgo had the right idea from the get go – No pillows, cheaper flights. If you can’t fly without a pillow, bring your own fluffy number.
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