chevrolux: Woooh! Living in Palmy North means getting on those dam atr's a few times a week.
Looking forward to Monday so I can sit down and put my head phones. Making small talk with strangers becomes such a chore after a while!... People need to treat planes like a lift, it's only a short time. I don't want your life story.

Headphones aren't permitted during takeoff or landing so the changes make absolutely no difference for situations such as yours.