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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 08-27-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Our local radio station was discussing the fight that broke out the other day and the plane diverted to Chicago. When the Boeing 737 was built in the 60s, there was room for 100 people. These same planes now carry 200 people. There isn't enough room.
A 737 built in the 60s is a very different plane from a 737 built today. They had a much longer fuselage and the internal configuration is much different. In addition the complete design of seats has changed significantly like it has in automobiles. Seatbacks are much thinner yet stronger so they don't take up as much space.

 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thread gone wild! I think "Airplane on a Conveyor Belt" would actually be more constructive.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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You really need another option--allow seats to recline, but limit the amount of the recline.

I have been on a plane with NO recline at all, and it was deadly--I was jetlagged after flying over the Atlantic, and desperately wanted to take a nap during a two or three-hour flight. All I needed was to recline my seat an inch of two, but no, we all sat straight up! It was torture.

Oh, and I don't really believe that eliminating the recline can be any kind of answer--the real problem is the tight pitch of the seats. Loosen it up a few inches and we'd all be happier.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Originally Posted by Liberty2011 View Post
Our local radio station was discussing the fight that broke out the other day and the plane diverted to Chicago. When the Boeing 737 was built in the 60s, there was room for 100 people. These same planes now carry 200 people. There isn't enough room.
There are simply NO 737s that carry that many people. No, sorry. Wrong.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Originally Posted by FlightAttendant View Post
There are simply NO 737s that carry that many people. No, sorry. Wrong.
Yet.

When the 737 MAX 9 comes out it will be able to seat up to 220 passengers using 29" pitch seating. Even with what now is considered a generous 32" pitch it will be able to seat up to 192.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Originally Posted by annerk View Post
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.
Must be nice to have that luxury. To answer the OP I agree that it is very rude to recline your seat. There are usually people behind you.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Yet.

When the 737 MAX 9 comes out it will be able to seat up to 220 passengers using 29" pitch seating. Even with what now is considered a generous 32" pitch it will be able to seat up to 192.
Yeah, eventually they will hold that many, but for now, no.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Recline? what, all 1-2 inches!

I have no problem with those reclining in front of me... I do, also, when permitted by the captain... but could the person behind me please STOP kicking my seat... now that is rude.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Originally Posted by njkate View Post
Many people travel a lot and have no status with a carrier because they book based only on the fare at the time.
Many businesses also now shop for the best fares when sending employee on business travel, and that is usually a last resort anymore, many businesses resort to teleconferencing.

Believe it or not most of the planet doesn't travel in the same orbit as you do

O/P...it depends on the length of flight, the time and the person behind me. I will look over my seat to see if my reclining will impact them
i traveled a reasonable amount in my old company, and had status on 3 different airlines. it's not difficult to obtain status, which was the other poster's point. believe it or not, most businesses still aren't using teleconferencing. business travel is still very robust.

to the OP - get a seat in a row behind a row that doesn't recline. or stop complaining.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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i traveled a reasonable amount in my old company, and had status on 3 different airlines. it's not difficult to obtain status, which was the other poster's point. believe it or not, most businesses still aren't using teleconferencing. business travel is still very robust.

to the OP - get a seat in a row behind a row that doesn't recline. or stop complaining.
Maybe your company but if you read this entire novel per most people responding, believe it or not you are in the minority.
My company is Global with at least 60,000 employees. We teleconference quite a bit. Travel is bare minimum only essential.
Yes, of course there still is business travel but not to the tune it was 20 years ago.

You must be in the same orbit as annerk
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