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Old 09-01-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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I don't see the comparison. It's not like I'm repeatedly putting my seat up and down. I recline it and go to sleep.
It's not the reclining per se I have any problem with. People recline into me all the time, even when said toddler was an infant and on my lap. I said nothing, because that's their seat. And when their seat got kicked by said infant, I apologized. It's common courtesy I'm talking about. It's the "I'm going to recline whether you like it or not, tall people" that I have a grave issue with.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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It's not the reclining per se I have any problem with. People recline into me all the time, even when said toddler was an infant and on my lap. I said nothing, because that's their seat. And when their seat got kicked by said infant, I apologized. It's common courtesy I'm talking about. It's the "I'm going to recline whether you like it or not, tall people" that I have a grave issue with.
As I keep saying, I have the right to recline. Those who feel that they can't fit into a seat with the one in front of them being used in the manner in which it's designed should do what obese people do and buy a seat with additional legroom. Their lack of foresight and common sense is not my problem any more than the large person who can't put the armrest down.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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There is no flight attendant in the world who would have a problem with what I do, and every one of them would tell you to figure it out.
This has never happened on the few occasions when I am stuck in that position. They can see that there is nothing to "figure out." If by luck of the draw, you're stuck in front of me, you're not reclining. That's that. I'm already folded up like origami. There is nothing more I can do.

I do everything possible (including paying for exit row and other "premium" seats). But it is not my fault that airlines have decreased the seat pitch so much in the last 30 years. As a market, we have decided that what we want is cheap, but uncomfortable air travel.

It is unreasonable to expect me to purchase another seat. The ticket attendants pleasantly acknowledge that. The gate attendants pleasantly acknowledge that. And the flight attendants are super-duper nice about acknowledging that. They all do a great job keeping me away from you. But sometimes it doesn't work out that way, and then we both suffer. You ain't reclining. And I'm eating my knees.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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Point your air nozzle forward so they get a face full when they recline.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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2. The anti-reclining clamps are banned by all major US carriers.
The good thing is that the anti-reclining knee to the back isn't banned. If airlines didn't want me to knee someone in the back they wouldn't have given me that ability.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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I don't recline my seat any more out of courtesy for those wedged behind me.

For all you who claim that you'll take action against those who recline their seat in front of you, be prepared to be escorted off the plane and possibly arrested. If the flight crew intercedes and you're behavior is deemed to be interference, it's a federal crime.

Recently, the airlines have demonstrated that they will divert when such disturbances occur. Do you really want to risk that over a couple inches?
Please. Put me on the no fly list so I can get some of the mouth breathers at work to take these trips.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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This has never happened on the few occasions when I am stuck in that position. They can see that there is nothing to "figure out." If by luck of the draw, you're stuck in front of me, you're not reclining. That's that. I'm already folded up like origami. There is nothing more I can do.

I do everything possible (including paying for exit row and other "premium" seats). But it is not my fault that airlines have decreased the seat pitch so much in the last 30 years. As a market, we have decided that what we want is cheap, but uncomfortable air travel.

It is unreasonable to expect me to purchase another seat. The ticket attendants pleasantly acknowledge that. The gate attendants pleasantly acknowledge that. And the flight attendants are super-duper nice about acknowledging that. They all do a great job keeping me away from you. But sometimes it doesn't work out that way, and then we both suffer. You ain't reclining. And I'm eating my knees.
I AM reclining. You have the option of buying a seat that you will fit in without infringing on teh rights of others to use their seat in the manner it was designed.

Just like I slammed the armrest down on the very fat person who insisted it stay up so they could take half my seat. Guess who got deplaned. I'll give you a hint, it wasn't me.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Point your air nozzle forward so they get a face full when they recline.
You really think they seats recline that far? Another one who obviously hasn't been on a plane in 25 years.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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It's not the reclining per se I have any problem with. People recline into me all the time, even when said toddler was an infant and on my lap. I said nothing, because that's their seat. And when their seat got kicked by said infant, I apologized. It's common courtesy I'm talking about. It's the "I'm going to recline whether you like it or not, tall people" that I have a grave issue with.
Why didn't you buy a seat for the child? Would you put them in a car without a car seat? Or is your wallet worth more than your child's life?
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I AM reclining. You have the option of buying a seat that you will fit in without infringing on teh rights of others to use their seat in the manner it was designed.
No, you are not reclining. You aren't capable of generating enough force to move the seat so much as a smidge.

Here's why:



I have to duck to avoid hitting my head on the airplane ceiling. I'm very much like one of the people referenced in the article that goes along with this photo. Here it is: Flying can be 'hell' for tall passengers - CNN.com

And I am telling you that if it comes down to your right to recline and my right to sit uncomfortably in the seat that I paid for -- same as you -- the flight attendants are going to side with me. They always have before.

But they do everything in their power to make sure that doesn't happen.
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