SkyMall, the preferred shopping choice of Ambien-addled flyers everywhere, is broke. The company that owns the eclectic in-flight shopping catalog filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, in part because passengers prefer playing with their iPhones over buying weird shit from a magazine.
"With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall in-flight catalog," Xhibit Corp Chief Executive Scott Wiley said yesterday, according to the Wall Street Journal. In-flight access to WiFi, Wiley added, "resulted in additional competition from e-commerce retailers and additional competition for the attention of passengers, all of which further negatively impacted SkyMall's catalog sales."
But all is not lost, at least not yet. Wiley said the company is looking for a buyer and will continue "scaled-down business operations" until they find one. In the meantime, let's share our favorite SkyMall products in the comments.