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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 10-28-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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Originally Posted by Keim View Post
Actually they don't agree with you at all. As evidenced by:
1. Previous posters question to an airline service department.
2. Their actions. Readers: Please raise your hand if you have ever seen the crew insist that someone can recline when the person behind them is tall enough it negatively impacts their comfort.

I'm betting I don't see many hands go up...

I'll stick with my belief stated in post 177, and still not disproven by you over 100 posts later.

Been a month. Still haven't heard from anyone...

 
Old 10-28-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Been a month. Still haven't heard from anyone...
This has been my experience as well. Furthermore, attendants have told people in front of me to knock it off with the reclining. They had to remind one person that their word is law, and how much it costs to divert a flight.

People do not have the right to slam their seat into the knees of the person behind them. I make every effort to insure that nobody is inconvenienced by my height. But sometimes is does not work out that way.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Ive never been on a plane but is the recline just for comfort? I could see on a longer flight but if youre going to grandmas house a little away vs Europe- take away the recline.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I reclined on my last flight (evening flight, after meal service). The bufoon behind me in the first class cabin had an issue with it. The flight attendant told him she'd be happy to move to him a coach seat with no one in front of him. He shut up.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I reclined on my last flight (evening flight, after meal service). The bufoon behind me in the first class cabin had an issue with it. The flight attendant told him she'd be happy to move to him a coach seat with no one in front of him. He shut up.
Seats in first class don't recline. They slide forward and lie flat and would never get in the way of another passenger.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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Seats in first class don't recline. They slide forward and lie flat and would never get in the way of another passenger.
WRONG. When was the last time you were on an A320 domestic?
 
Old 10-28-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies for redundancy, but I've seen this debate on various online fora now and it's more or less the same. I don't really agree with restrictions across the board, like completely removing the recline option. Some people may need it to a variety of physical ailments or simply on account of being taller and getting up out of one's seat isn't always an option. Though I do think it's becoming increasingly worthwhile to spring for the extra legroom seats, especially if you fall under any of these categories.

As far as actual reclining practice, just have a little courtesy; if you're closer to horizontal than vertical and can look straight up into the eyes of the person behind or are smacking into their knees, then it's probably a little excessive. If someone in front of you is reclining in already tight quarters, then so be it. You have every right to recline as well.

I've pondered before about how interesting and fun it would be to be a flight attendant....this issue reminds me why I'm not.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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WRONG. When was the last time you were on an A320 domestic?
Never. Been in Emirates Business Class a few times. Flat beds.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Never. Been in Emirates Business Class a few times. Flat beds.
Big difference between a long haul and a three hour domestic flight. You might want to learn about it before accusing me of lying again.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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You needed another option, i.e.,

"I recline carefully and when appropriate".
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