No items in seat back pocket? Say what? Yes, it's true. New York Times columinst Joe Sharkey provides an entertaining read on his encounter with a Skywest flight attendant:
...when I flew Skywest Airlines from Denver to Tucson, a grouchy flight attendant announced before takeoff that “according to F.A.A. safety regulations” passengers could place nothing at all in the seat-back pockets. Not a newspaper, a book or a pair of reading glasses.
First we've heard of this. And since Skywest flies for United here in Springfield, we thought we'd better pass it on.