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View Poll Results: What do you think about recling seats on airplanes?
I don't recline because it is rude to the person behind me 54 28.88%
I recline all the way back because it is my right! 58 31.02%
Airlines should change seats so they don't recline 61 32.62%
I have no opinion at all about this silly question! 14 7.49%
Voters: 187. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Robert20170 View Post
Fly first class. Problem solved. Until the airlines take the button away from me I'm going to use it. GET OVER IT!
And there you have it folks.

 
Old 08-26-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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I've found reclining upside down with my legs draped over the set back gives me the most comfort. hey you back there, mind if I take my shoes off?
No. Not at all. Please, be my guest.

Too funny.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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This poll is skewed toward the POV that reclining your seat is rude. There is no choice for: "I recline my seat if it is an option and don't mind if the person in front of me does either."

If everyone has their seat reclined to the limit, then each person has the same amount of cubic space because all the seats recline a the same angle. The exceptions are seats backing up to a bulkhead, but in that case it's just the airplane designer's fault, and that's why people try to reserve seating ahead if possible. I've been in one of those seats on 6-hr red-eye, and it was rough, but I didn't blame the people in front of me for reclining. For everyone else, it's your choice. If you choose to not recline, that's fine, but don't get irked just because the person in front of you did not make the same choice. If you need that space back, recline.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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actually the recline space belongs to the person in front.
Care to show me where it says this on the airline's website? Or is this actually just your opinion?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by Alaskan Mutt View Post
Care to show me where it says this on the airlines website? Or is this actually just your opinion?
Their seat has the recline button, so it's their choice, which makes it their space by design. If the seat was leaned way forward (like in a small car), who do you think the space between that and the upright position would belong to?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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Jeez this argument is becoming way too personal now. Can we just leave it at: reclining in a seat is a person's right, but do so not at the expense of other people's comfort? There is a reason airplanes, despite all the bad incidents that have happened, have not gotten rid of the recline button. Because from my own experiences, when everyone cooperates, everything goes fine.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Their seat has the recline button, so it's their choice, which makes it their space by design. If the seat was leaned way forward (like in a small car), who do you think the space between that and the upright position would belong to?
Once again an opinion. Where on the airline's website does it say the space belongs to the person in front? Does the FAA mandate the space belongs to the person in front? Has there been a legal precedent set in a court of law that says the space belongs to the person in front? What?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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seat should be made as comfortable as possible. long flights and uncomfortable seats for profits is why I have not flown in years. Airlines are expensive cattle cars. Treating humans like they were inconsequential garbage. First they rape you with their extra fees, then their security cameras and then molest you. WHAT ARE YOU A BUNCH OF MASOCHISTS???? See my middle finger airline industry???? bunch of rude ill mannered swines. Keep your aircattle car.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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If you travel "a lot" you have status with your carrier and fly first or business on free upgrades. Otherwise, no, you don't travel "a lot."

I'd suggest that if this is that important to you that you buy first, business, or premium economy seats in the future.
The only travel I really do is for my company, and it's somewhat frequent, and we are strictly prohibited from flying anything but coach. There are no upgrades. Also many of the planes I fly on are the little Embraer puddle jumpers which have no special seats.

Flying is abysmal. I get through it by plunging thick earplugs deep into my ear canals (after rolling them into a cigar shape and licking them), wearing my noise-canceling headphones (no music, they're there to block even more sound) putting on my sleep mask, and taking a few different drugs (typically alcohol, Phenibut, Valerian Root, and sometimes Diph/Dime and/or a Benzo like Etizolam, once in a while an opioid). I do all this before we take off. I ***strongly*** prefer window seats. If I could I'd be placed into a coma upon entering the plane and brought back out after landing. If I could that coma would actually come upon enter the AIRPORT itself.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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I'm 6' 8". The five times I've flown anywhere in the past 15 years, I've requested seats next to the door*. Being in cramped quarters, like corporately-owned steel tubes floating thousands of feet above the ground, is stressful (maddening) enough, and the wise guy who has balls enough to recline his seat into my pre-arthritic knees is liable to earn a FIST TO THE FACE!

Nahh, in general I really hate flying, always have. If I have any say I'll just drive or use the train.

* Except that one time I flew standby and got a bulkhead-facing seat in business, which was a bit more spacious, but like first class is kind of overrated. But that's another thread entirely.
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