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Old 09-10-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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Considering that seats are built to recline, it seems that the more logical solution would be for people who don't want to be behind a reclining seat to choose a row that is behind one that doesn't recline. A little common sense, people. Considering that there is a whole plane that wants to recline and a few whiners who refuse to take responsibility for themselves who have a problem with it, it seems that the majority will win this one.
One might more accurately say that there's a whole plane full of people who want intact kneecaps and a minority who refuse to take responsibility for their incursion into other's space, I think logic is on the side of the default, upright, position. If you want to recline, pay for business class and you can recline your way to a flat bed.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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One might more accurately say that there's a whole plane full of people who want intact kneecaps and a minority who refuse to take responsibility for their incursion into other's space, I think logic is on the side of the default, upright, position. If you want to recline, pay for business class and you can recline your way to a flat bed.
The vast majority don't have irrational fears of the person in front of them reclining.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:21 AM
 
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Should be allowed and being able are two different things.

Many in my family are tall... it is often a lock... knees are against the seat ahead... no buts about it.

I agree... the person that must recline needs to book business...
If you are so tall that you can't fit in coach when the seats recline, you need to book business. I have long legs and a reclined seat will hit my knees. I'm smart enough to know this and book business class. I do this so I don't impact another paid passenger's experience. Anyone who thinks they can prevent another person from reclining has entitlement issues.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:24 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be nice to have all that money annerk has to buy 1st class seats with the room to recline. Obviously she hasn't flown in coach where 98% of all the seating is the same tight space.
Just because you aren't productive enough to afford the space you need in a flight doesn't mean that you have the right to impact another paid passenger's travel experience. That's just absurd.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:29 AM
 
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Sure... for an additional fee (unless you have status, are flying first, or it's an international flight. Generally you get a free checked bag with those conditions.)

Plus, if you're transporting anything of value (or anything fragile), it's better to put it in a carry-on than in checked baggage - i.e., camera equipment, jewelry. Not to mention, sometimes people travel for business while carrying sensitive paperwork that needs to be under their control at all times.

It really sucks when you've got one small carry-on with a high value item or something similar, and the flight attendants try to make you gate-check it because there's no overhead bin space left because half the passengers carried on a rollaboard.
Right. That's my point. You can check bags if you have more than what fits in the overhead storage.

If you're carrying expensive items, I've found plenty of storage in business and first class. There's plenty of options to accommodate your needs.

Also, airlines have options to allow you to board first so you won't run out of overhead space.

Happy traveling!
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:32 AM
 
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Why should someone pay extra for getting what they should get as normal...leg room? I hope I'm on a flight with you sometime, it'd be super fun.
You get the legroom you pay for. There are other options if you need more. It seems silly to complain that the size small shirt doesn't fit you when you need a large.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:42 AM
 
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I made it almost halfway through the thread. These quotes nail it for me.

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You get the legroom you pay for. There are other options if you need more. It seems silly to complain that the size small shirt doesn't fit you when you need a large.
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Seat pitch -- the space between the seats row to row -- has decreased. The airlines have to make their money. And passengers demand low prices.
I don't stop anyone from reclining. I don't recline on short-haul flights.

I try not to recline at all unless the person in front of me does, usually I recline a bit on overseas flights.

The airlines are basically selling space twice. Once to me, and then again to the reclining passenger in front of me.

Along with the various extra charges (baggage, seat selection etc) it's about squeezing more seats on planes. People are becoming more testy because they are feeling the pinch.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I would never recline my seat.
It is a dick move.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:44 AM
 
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We need more people like this in the world. What goes around comes around.
No we don't.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I was on a flight recently on SWA and there was a large passenger in front of me. When he sat down, due to his weight, his seat came back like he had reclined a little bit. When he did finally recline, he seriously was back farther than an average sized person would go back. I'm 6'2" and that's the only time I've ever had a problem with the person in front of me reclining. He was nice though. I asked him if he could put it up a little and he agreed.

I usually fly Delta and even when I've been unable to get seats with extra legroom, I still don't have problems with the people in front of me reclining. Now, if I have my bag under the seat instead of in the overhead, then I will have a problem getting things out of my bag if the person in front of me is reclined, but if I'm just sitting there looking out the window or if I already have my book out, then it's not a problem at all.

Too many people won't even try to compromise. As long as seats recline, then people have the right to use the recline. The 2 passengers needs to reach some type of compromise. If it's a short flight, say 2-3 hours, then you can maybe get away with the person not reclining at all, but you don't know what type of body the person in front of you has. For me, I can go a 4 hour flight and not recline at all, but any longer than that and I have to recline a little bit. If the seat next to me is empty and I can turn sideways a bit and stretch my legs out in what would be that seat's space, then I can go longer, but I rarely get lucky enough for that. I can say one thing though. I will recline slowly after looking back and maybe even asking the person behind me if it's ok. If they intentionally prevent me from reclining even a little bit, then I guarantee I'm slamming my seat back all the way as hard as I possibly can and I don't care how they feel about it. I won't prevent somebody in front of me from reclining and won't be childish about it if they do, but you prevent me from reclining and it's on.
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