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Old 09-03-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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Had this thought this evening, as I settled in my favorite chair ... Airplane seats should have been designed like space saver recliners. The seat portion moves forward, so that the back doesn't actually use any additional space. You can place a space saver recliner up close to a wall, and recline with no problem.

I'm sure we'll never see this redesign, but if they were designed this way, the only person affected by reclining would be the person doing the reclining.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I won't "ask" but I do glance back and if they are using a laptop or have a drink on the tray table I'll warn them and go slowly. Of course if they are an ass about it I slam the seat back as hard as I can.
God I wish you were in front of me. Id kick and kick the seat back. When you looked back, irritated, I'd just smile and say "ooops my bad". Then I'd do it again. Id sneeze into the back of your head and otherwise do anything I could to annoy you. if I had the chance id even spill a drink on you, "oops Im so sorry, turbulence". My guess is that you are the type who can be provoked and will lose your temper, hopefully reaching out to strike me. Then the fun would begin.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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So many seldom fliers do not know proper etiquette. They should kindly ask the person behind them if it's okay if they could recline. To do without asking or even looking behind is impolite. Also my other pet peeve is the oaf (sometimes it's a female, sometimes male) behind me who suddenly grabs my seat back, pulling me down so they could get up. It's even worse than someone reclining in front of you.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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I don't care who is behind me. I will keep banging that seat back until either they move or the plane is landed and they are escorted off for purposely screwing with my seat
Anyone believe any of this?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Anyone believe any of this?
I've experienced it first hand. But the banging doesn't do a damned thing. And the last time this happened to me the attendant sided with me. Stop banging against people's knees or suffer the consequences.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:18 AM
 
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There's enough stress in air travel these days that I wouldn't want to add to it by having a confrontation with the passenger in front of me. Plain and simple.

I travel frequently U.S. to Caribbean and some of those "stretcher" appear to be younger and taller than me. LOL
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Had this thought this evening, as I settled in my favorite chair ... Airplane seats should have been designed like space saver recliners. The seat portion moves forward, so that the back doesn't actually use any additional space. You can place a space saver recliner up close to a wall, and recline with no problem.

I'm sure we'll never see this redesign, but if they were designed this way, the only person affected by reclining would be the person doing the reclining.
Great idea
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Had this thought this evening, as I settled in my favorite chair ... Airplane seats should have been designed like space saver recliners. The seat portion moves forward, so that the back doesn't actually use any additional space. You can place a space saver recliner up close to a wall, and recline with no problem.

I'm sure we'll never see this redesign, but if they were designed this way, the only person affected by reclining would be the person doing the reclining.
Actually, some foreign airlines do have the seats that way. We were on Korean Airlines years ago in coach and it was overall our best flight ever, partially because of the seats.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute=
Both got tossed, neither was arrested.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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I paid for a seat that reclines. If someone prevents me from using that seat in the manner it was meant to be used, they are no different than an obese person who can't put down teh armrest, and should buy the space they need.
Again, you are not getting it, either on purpose or just plain stupidity; the person behind you ALSO paid for their seat space, what do you not comprehend about that? No where, and I mean NO WHERE, is it stated you have an unrestricted right to recline your seat. You cannot at all show anything proving you do.

The person did buy the space they need, it is not their problem you want to intrude into their space. The airline sells "33" of seat space", then that is what they purchased, no where does it state "33" of seat space or less if the person in front reclines", please show me where it states ANYWHERE on your travel papers from the airline that you have an unrestricted right to recline, and the person behind you is subservient to your reclining.
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