In-flight confrontations spark debate about reclining seats

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8 ай бұрын

Ahead of the busy holiday travel season, passengers weigh in on whether or not it is okay to recline your seat on planes.
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@collgoff 8 ай бұрын
Maybe the airplane seats need to be updated or remodeled.
@tonii2019 8 ай бұрын
This 💯
@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 8 ай бұрын
I actually like things the way they are because it gives you options. Obviously if they make the seats more spacious, that comes at a cost. If your budget is tight, at least you have the option to fly while suffering. If you want extra leg room, bump yourself up to economy plus (if you can't get an exit row or bulk head seat). Your suggestion means everyone will always pay more and there are no options for those that can't afford that.
@deamon5959 8 ай бұрын
This is ridiculous. No one is pointing the finger at the airline and asking why did they shrink the seats, or asking the people complaining why didn’t you pay for an extra legroom seat? I paid for a seat and if it reclines I’m gonna recline it goddamit.
@briannastultz1468 8 ай бұрын
@jillian5544 8 ай бұрын
Yes and if someone kicks my seat because they don't like me reclining then I'm going to coincidentally need to slam my seat back on their knees repeatedly every time.
@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 8 ай бұрын
Geez man, you three should switch to decaf!!! 😂😂😂 Unlike you guys, I prefer not to be angry all the time and try to find ways to not be in that situation. Generally, I'll bump myself up to economy plus and get the extra leg room, or will try and get a bulkhead or exit row seat. And when someone in front of me does recline, meh, it has never bothered me. At times, it's actually helped, because if I'm watching the in flight movie, I can now see it easier. Once, the person stopped reclining and I was a little sad! 😂
@JEdwarrd 8 ай бұрын
@@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 Do u work for the airline company? Why on earth do take on water for these airline companies who rake it tons of money despite telling us they're always broke? They shrink the seats & spacing between each so they can make MORE MONEY, and u say YES PLEASE. Can't cure stupid I guess.🤣
@BindiBushPig 7 ай бұрын
ok so you're all assholes, have some respect for the other person who also paid for a seat
@Mlogan11 8 ай бұрын
As long as a seat has the recline function, people will use them. Simple solution is to have a "reclining" section of seats along with a non-reclining section, so folks know what they will be getting into.
@16mias16 8 ай бұрын
This is good idea
@MsBlushing24 7 ай бұрын
This is a horrible idea, because you know they'll only charge more for something we've all been getting for free. If we all recline, there's no diminished space. I personally don't see a problem in it. I've travelled a lot and have never been bothered when someone puts their seat back, because I can do the same.
@steinarnielsen8954 Ай бұрын
@@MsBlushing24 It never was free. Only included in your ticket price. Reclining seats cost money. Increased weight, complexity, maintenance etc.
@GamerplayerWT 8 ай бұрын
How about seats that actually have some room between them? Just an idea, airline companies!
@susanmeredith4957 8 ай бұрын
Exactly. The problem started with the airlines cramming more seats into planes. And shrinking the size, taking away cushioning, making it basically miserable to fly any flight over 2 hrs. There was no problem before. I’d like those airline execs to fly coach for 6 hrs in one of their planes, and upright with no recline even though the recline is measly.
@JustaGuy_Gaming 3 ай бұрын
@@susanmeredith4957 Well one the problems is most Airlines don't even make a profit, not on flights anyways. So they cram as many people in as possible and skimp on maintenance and repairs. I wouldn't fly if I didn't have to these days. Not with doors falling off or pilots driving planes off into the grass.
@tf8187 8 ай бұрын
Both sides have a solid argument. But the airlines should fix the damn problem then. Like kind of odd to have a reclining chair and to feel pressure if you should use it or not.
@bhdtt54gh6 4 ай бұрын
Its for sleeping in you moron.
@aj3693 8 ай бұрын
So just did a day flight from London to Chicago. The guy in front of me immediately reclined once flight took off. I kind of felt like he was in my lap but it’s a long flight so whatever. However when passing trays around the flight attendant asked him to set his seat back up for meals as they couldn’t get the meal on my tray table. He was pissed. I don’t mind him reclining but at least let someone eat. I ate as fast as I could.
@lynn7392 8 ай бұрын
I only recline my seat when I'm in first class because there's more room. However, when I'm in coach, being 5'0 and petite, there's simply not enough space for me to recline. Unfortunately, on my recent 14-hour flight to South Korea, the person in front of me reclined their seat significantly, causing the TV monitor to practically touch my chin. In that situation, I had no choice but to recline as well. It seems that in the early years of air travel, seats were more spacious, but as they have become smaller, the reclining feature should have been eliminated. Airlines are reducing space to accommodate more passengers, and reclining only further diminishes the already limited room. It's just common sense, really.
@chrispnw2547 8 ай бұрын
100% agree. Disable recline in coach seats. I was on an 7-hour night flight and the person in front of me reclined so much that I was pinned-in and had to call an attendant to get the person in front of me to stop reclining. This is not funny and is a safety matter. The airlines are to blame for trying to maximize the number of seats.
@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 8 ай бұрын
@@chrispnw2547 I kind of see it two ways. I never recline. I guess all of those years in catholic school have taught me to suffer in silence! 😂😂😂 But if I was physically uncomfortable (e.g., back or leg pain) and the only way I could relieve that discomfort was the recline, I'd do it. And asking the person behind you, "Hey, can I recline?" Hmmm...I don't know. What if I ask and the person says, "NO, DON'T DO IT!"? Now I'm in pain AND I'm resentful, because I wasn't really asking, I was just being nice. I've found that generally, economy plus seats (at least for now) are pretty comfortable and I never feel the need to recline. I'll usually suck it up and pay the extra fair to get the additional space, or go for an exit row or bulk head seat. If I'm on a short flight, I'll just suffer in economy. Anything 5 hours or longer? I'd tell anyone to actually plan your seat out and if you have to pay more to get the seat you want, do it.
@wickedbird1538 Ай бұрын
😢😢I think if You want to recline, YOUR seat should move forward. So your choice. Knees or back.
@1bellarules 8 ай бұрын
Sigh. People make everything a big deal/debate. You are allowed to recline your seat; however, you need to consider when you recline how far back to recline. If you’re in coach with not much room, find out if the person behind you have their tray down before reclining. And, if someone is sitting behind you (a very high probability) just don’t recline all the way back. People try to treat every public space like their living room/home and therein lies the biggest problem.
@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 8 ай бұрын
So you're saying if you're in coach with the tray down and the person in front of you reclines fully, you wouldn't be pissed? I bet you'd immediately think it's a big deal, wouldn't you?
@trainsplanesandotherthings5187 8 ай бұрын
@@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 That is the point don't recline fully just part of the way.. Those that only think that recline all the way back is their right. I hope one day someone in front of them does the same on a long haul fight... see how uncomfortable it is.
@aaront936 8 ай бұрын
It only reclines an inch. I'll recline fully 😂😂😂
@chrispnw2547 8 ай бұрын
For most airlines in coach, reclining your seat WILL impact the person behind you. There is nothing worse than having a tone-deaf person recline their seat and get mad when you need them to bring it upright so you can exit the row. I blame the airlines but common sense matters.
@chrispnw2547 8 ай бұрын
@@elperrroverde For those who have to deal with a belligerent passenger who wants to recline their seat, use the following steps. 1) Don't engage the belligerent passenger directly 2) Ring for an attendant 3) Instruct the attendant that the person in front of you has reclined their seat to the point where you can't move freely, have lost circulation in your legs and you are in severe discomfort 4) The attendant will ask the person to place their seat in an upright position because it a health and safety issue 5) No airline wants to be on the hook for a potential lawsuit from a passenger (average height/weight) being injured by a belligerent passenger 6) No passenger is entitled to recline their seat if the attendant directs them to do otherwise 7) Wince in pain and ask the attendant can they provide pain medication 😉 8) If the attendant can't provide medication, ask can you be relocated to another coach seat 9) Discretely take pictures of the situation, capture the name of the attendant, and note the description of Mr./Mrs. Belligerent 10) Usually, you will be offered another seat. When moving, wince a bit in pain and produce a 'pain tear' for effect 11) Upon landing, schedule an appointment with your doctor and note the encounter with belligerent. Ask for a CT Scan and seek damages if the situation was not remedied on the flight. Nothing like a well-executed lawsuit to bring change: 'Some airlines are stopping economy class passengers from reclining. Good, they all should'. USA TODAY, 06/09/2023
@AS-uq4ms 7 ай бұрын
The fact that the tray didn’t move at all (when he reclined it in the demo with Robyn) is hilarious.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
I don't think it was about the tray itself. It was about the reduced amount of room above the tray, for the items you have on it. For example, if you have your laptop on your tray and the person in front of you reclines into the back of your screen.
@carolwilson2713 8 ай бұрын
I have had the experience of the seat in front of me reclined until it was practically in my lap. I felt trapped and uncomfortable. Seats should be able to recline a bit for back comfort, but the airlines need to drop the fantasy that they can reduce space between seats but do nothing to reduce the max recline angle, leaving it to passengers to duke it out or stay silent and endure it.
@APC9906 8 ай бұрын
What airline? Are you obese? To and from location?
@davidguerrero281 8 ай бұрын
You're absolutely right. Well said.
@dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 8 ай бұрын
I guess it depends on your size. I'm 6'1" and typically hover between 195lbs and 205lbs. I've been on a few flights recently and with just about every one of them 1. the person in front of me reclined and 2. I didn't. I'm talking a few cross country trips, two across the atlantic and a couple of shorter flights within Europe. Translation: both big and small planes. The only time it can get a tad annoying is when you're eating and the person reclines, but other than that, meh. Now if you're a bigger/taller person, I totally get it. My legs aren't long, but even still, I'll typically try to bump myself up to at least economy plus to get those few extra inches. My ex was 6' tall, but she had 36" inseams. If you've got long legs or are a bigger person, at a minimum, you're going to save yourself a lot of stress and aggravation if you bump yourself up to economy plus or an exit row seat. I always assume the person in front of me is going to recline, that way, I'm not angry when they do.
@bproducer 7 ай бұрын
Airline seats only recline 2 inches at most. You would have to be morbidly obese for the seat to be in your lap
@kennethwilliams7697 8 ай бұрын
I am 6'3 with long legs and I used to book exit row seats when flying, but now I go premium economy or business class and I don't have to worry about that anymore.
@apara2005 8 ай бұрын
I have very poor knees, and do the same. I haven't flown regular economy since everything went bad.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
@Jessica_25 8 ай бұрын
As someone who flies a lot long distance, I recline. Quite frankly, most everyone does too. I think this debate is more for people who fly short distances where sleeping isn’t absolutely necessary, but when you’re taking a 10 hour flight, if you aren’t reclining, your back will kill you the next day.
@lm2519 8 ай бұрын
thanks for your perspective. i get really annoyed when people recline thinking that 1 inch isn't going to add that much comfort compared to my discomfort. or if the person is reclining just because it's their right. but if it's the difference between back pain or no back pain, i understand if someone needs to recline.
@eddieg6436 8 ай бұрын
….are you 6 foot 4 inches tall?!?! 🤷🏼‍♂️🤔🤷🏼‍♂️🤔
@GreedyCookiesMonster 7 ай бұрын
​@@lm2519sometimes people fly from overseas, they are sleep deprived and are praying for even half an hour of some comfort. The Seats are made to recline, use IT.
@walternichols2547 7 ай бұрын
@@eddieg6436 6' 2", and last time I flew (2 weeks ago) my knees were about 2" into the back of the seat in front of me. It could not have been comfortable for that person either.
@raindances3310 8 ай бұрын
I don't understand how reclining removes leg space. The top of the chair goes back by a few inches. Not the bottom or the chair itself. Unless your legs are level with your chest or stomach.... Perhaps I've not flown on enough different airplanes to see that some go back further than others? I never bring a large tablet because I know it won't fit on the table if the person in front of me reclines. I just assume people will recline. Why would I assume people won't try to be as comfortable as they can be?
@dani23dani85 8 ай бұрын
Airplane seats are way too small. It’s almost as if they redid them to add more seats in a plane.
@AndriaaLeoLove 8 ай бұрын
I’d need to buy 2 or go first class.
@cityplanner3063 8 ай бұрын
If we paid what we were paying in the 70s then we could get a lie flat business class bed
@TransConBrilliance 8 ай бұрын
What do you mean almost. That is exactly what they did. There are some very interesting analysis on why airlines absolutely don't care about the economy section.
@9ZERO6 8 ай бұрын
*almost* lol.
@deadlotCamper 8 ай бұрын
ALMOST AS IF?!?!?! exactly what they are doing
@AwesomeBabyBoomer 8 ай бұрын
I wonder just exactly when it was the last time Michael flew coach.
@bradythagoatt 8 ай бұрын
courteous? LOL thats not a thing anymore in the US
@apara2005 8 ай бұрын
Right! We learned that from the pandemic
@riskyron1416 8 ай бұрын
Oh so true. Between that drugs and stupid Fascist government the reasons I left the US for good.
@LazyStory 27 күн бұрын
Agree! I had an American reclining when we were boarding and waiting for liftoff! "I have the right..." SO American an argument. - Always about rights. Never about being nice, friendly or courteous
@ezwriter101 8 ай бұрын
I figure if someone in front of me goes back, I go back. I try not to make a big deal of it, especially if they're sleeping.
@TC-cd5sm 8 ай бұрын
It's very simple: if seats are able to recline they can recline. Don't want to allow folks to recline? Remove them. Spirit and Allegiant airline seats don't recline.
@sig9girl 8 ай бұрын
If I pay for a ticket on a flight, and that plane has seats that recline, twirl or hop, it’s my right to use them.
@mokihaname 8 ай бұрын
I really think the biggest problem here is the fact that airlines are cramming so many seats in there where you don't have a lot of room as it is so when somebody reclines it's taking more room out of the little space you have. I don't think they have that problem in first class they might have more room so people might not mind people reclining. They got to take some of those chairs out (which is not going to happen) cuz it will make it less crowded and people would be okay if a person reclines in front of them because they'll still have room. This is just my opinion whether that's the right opinion or not.
@JEdwarrd 8 ай бұрын
This is exactly the problem. It's the elephant in the room the airline companies try to make us ignore so we fight one of our fellow passengers. It's a pretty sick, dysfunctional way of doing business, but ppl still pay, and with no laws protecting customers, the companies get away with this.
@mokihaname 8 ай бұрын
@wolfee904 no one cares for your opinion
@JEdwarrd 8 ай бұрын
@@elperrroverde Is that why u felt the need to respond? If u didn't care, u wouldn't respond. HELLO? lol
@Abcdefghijk920 8 ай бұрын
Unless you have flown 14 hours in coach…. Don’t even comment on reclining seats
@marilynsue4273 8 ай бұрын
It is painful for me to NOT recline, but I only recline 2 inches.
@riskyron1416 8 ай бұрын
If all did as you do, it would be a great compromise. You are courteous. Unfortunately not so many Americans are.
@jpm1477 8 ай бұрын
How about looking back at your fellow passenger and ask nicely? Good manners and good communication can go a long way.
@sak_5 8 ай бұрын
Ask or inform? What if they don’t give you permission?
@AwesomeBabyBoomer 8 ай бұрын
Personally, I'm with the faction that thinks I paid for the seat the seat reclines. I should be comfortable so I'm going to recline. But if I really need that much space. I'm not gonna book coach I'll book business.
@walternichols2547 8 ай бұрын
The person behind you also paid for his seating space. You do not have a right to recline into a space that he paid for - at least not without permission.
@sak_5 8 ай бұрын
@@walternichols2547If the person behind really needs the space, they can book a Premium, Biz or 1st class seat… or at least an Exit row.
@raindances3310 8 ай бұрын
​​@@walternichols2547Why doesn't that person then just recline? Then they have their space back. All the seats should just be left reclining a few inches. It's more comfortable. If you pay for a seat that reclines, then you have that right to do so. When I travel I don't bring large electronics because I know that it won't fit on the table if someone reclines. And I just assume that people will recline because it's more comfortable that way.
@luvelypeterson1623 8 ай бұрын
@@walternichols2547 the argument should be with the airline wedging everyone into the tight space. Also, why have the reclining option if you’re not supposed to use it? Make it make sense.
@AwesomeBabyBoomer 8 ай бұрын
@@walternichols2547 Your poor little brain is full of shit
@S2375wattage 7 ай бұрын
I like how they make this a debate between the two factions of customers vs a debate with the airline about why, if someone reclines, they're in the next persons lap. Divide and conquer. We ALL deserve better, whether you're a recliner or not.
@JasonB95 8 ай бұрын
The debate really is centered on personality differences. The recliners prioritize their comfort over someone else's inconvenience while non-recliners are more sympathetic to those around them. Both sides have valid arguments, so until the seat manufacturers remove the recline button altogether, it's best to just be observant of your surroundings and cognizant of the type of flight you're on.
@tuckersalovaara7758 8 ай бұрын
But People with Disabilities need to have the recliner chair as an option.
@freemagicfun 8 ай бұрын
Seats should not have the recline option. When the airline removed legroom, they should have removed the recline. There is no other side.
@deadlotCamper 8 ай бұрын
or dont remove legroom
@susanmeredith4957 8 ай бұрын
Airlines should be banned from cramming us in a sardine can with uncomfortable seats and zero leg room. They are the problem, not people who recline their seats. On long flights it’s unreasonable to expect people to sit upright.
@leotang2818 8 ай бұрын
If everyone simultaneously reclines, then it won’t be a problem.
@interamerica6027 8 ай бұрын
Airlines should remove reclining seats and there is no longer a discussion. Keep the reclining seats and allow passengers to recline, then passengers must suck it up even if they don't like it.
@_PAIGE94 8 ай бұрын
Give a polite heads up to the person behind you 👍🏾
@ASD-DAD 8 ай бұрын
This shouldn't even be a debate. The button is there, use it. But I always check w the passenger behind making sure it's ok to do so.
@user-mz7de3kc3d 8 ай бұрын
I’ve never had anyone check with je before reclining
@ASD-DAD 8 ай бұрын
@@user-mz7de3kc3d that tells you how inconsiderate people are, and I'm not one of them, I always check, make sure it's ok to recline.
@foreverburton9383 Ай бұрын
​@@ASD-DAD fly spirit or frontier then
@LazyStory 27 күн бұрын
You gotta be from USA
@ASD-DAD 27 күн бұрын
@@LazyStory I'm from Brasil stupid
@JasonB808 8 ай бұрын
Uh GMA has the seat pitch of premium economy seats, called “first class” seats in domestic US market. They are a couple of inches closer together on standard economy seats. Not sure how tall he is, but a 6” person their knees would almost be touching the seat In front. Airlines should not leave it to the passengers to play nice. It’s America, people shoot others because they get angry at a fast food drive through. Airlines either should remove the recline ability of economy seats or give passengers enough room so that recline works without disruption of passengers behind.
@deadlotCamper 8 ай бұрын
or remove rows of seats. the only way this gets fixed is someone needs to get hurt and sue for damages, the american way.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*6' ' means feet " means inches.
@angelmushahf 8 ай бұрын
I wish ppl wouldn’t recline their seats. There’s hardly enough space as it is, and it makes it harder to hold food on the tray. Suck it up and sit up!
@L.Spencer 8 ай бұрын
I haven't flown for years, looks like they've redesigned the trays. Everyone used to recline. I think it depends on the flight, if it's short then I could last without reclining. If there is someone big behind me, I'd try not to recline. But generally, I like to stretch out a little, so I used to always recline.
@rachellespeer9103 8 ай бұрын
What the heck? Why even have that feature available if it's uncouth to do so? So confused.
@michellehawkins1027 7 ай бұрын
Because saying they have seats that recline sounds good, the airline wants to sell tickets they don't care about the comfort of the customers. They just want to fill the seats up.
@user-er3ri6sc3j 8 ай бұрын
Someone reclined in front of me and I sucked it up. Then later on I didn't straighten up upon landing immediately and someone from behind rudely let me know that.
@judytran3514 8 ай бұрын
I will slightly recline my seat for my back but I try not to do it during food service and I will always check with the person behind me. I never fully recline.
@micahwilliams3485 2 ай бұрын
“Just suck it up and sit up… that’s what she said” 💀
@Melanie-ww4yk 8 ай бұрын
I only recline if the person in front reclined into me and I’m started to get claustrophobic. The REAL loser of the situation is anyone with a wall behind them because those seats DON’T recline. They are just stuck with no space or comfort.
@dancemaniac3868 8 ай бұрын
The seat reclines for a reason. It's more comfortable for a lot of people.
@Travelgeek954 8 ай бұрын
I’m 6’2 and I have no problem with someone reclining in front of me. It’s funny to see people that are 5’5 complaining about someone reclining in front of them!
@bproducer 7 ай бұрын
Entitlement is getting out of hand for Karen’s to complain over an inch
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*6'2" *5'5"
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
@@bproducer *Karens (plural non-possessive) Karen's = singular possessive (or a contraction of "Karen is/has") Apostrophes are for contractions or possessive nouns, not for pluralizing. *inch.
@ronwatkins5775 8 ай бұрын
I have had 3 back surgeries, and I simply cannot sit up at all, especially for any length of time. It's hard-enough to do it during takeoff/landing. It's very painful, even when reclined, it's still painful but not as much.
@ronwatkins5775 8 ай бұрын
@2FLIPS3TWISTS003 I can sit up for a bit, but not for long. Travel is not based on my desire, but what work provides, so I don't really have a choice.
@ronwatkins5775 8 ай бұрын
@@elperrroverdeHaha, it doesn't matter.
@jaytee6586 8 ай бұрын
For me, it depends on the situation. If the person behind you is not that tall or if it's a long international flight, then just ask nicely and politely if you can recline until you're done napping or until meal is about to be served. Just be considerate especially if you're in public transport or public places.
@cameroncurrie7208 8 ай бұрын
I recline sometimes by back is bad and i cant stay it one position for to long.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*sometimes. My *and I *can't *stay in *too long
@msinclair5603 7 ай бұрын
I had a idiot in front of me recline when I was putting my purse under the front seat in which his seat bang into my head. We haven't even taken off yet and people were still boarding.
@cityofabscissae 7 ай бұрын
The first guy needs to buy two seats. I've sat next to big guys like that and their rolls of fat overhang onto my seat, infringing on my seat space. I'm tall, but I only recline my seat if the person ahead of me does, otherwise my legs are jammed into the seat ahead.
@222dyan 8 ай бұрын
This is ridiculous. How did this become a thing? What is the big deal? It's just a few inches?🙄
@michellehawkins1027 7 ай бұрын
As long as I can use my tray to draw, write, have snacks, whatever, I don't care.
@gasparma2316 8 ай бұрын
If you want comfortability and don’t want to have a reclining seat in front of you book your own private jet lol
@mindi10 8 ай бұрын
Seriously, they don’t even recline that much
@Melanie-ww4yk 8 ай бұрын
Notice how that guy pushing the woman’s seat is sitting in front of a wall? He can’t recline his seat, so he is stuck with less space and comfort that everyone else. That is why the seat recline isn’t fair for everyone
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*than everyone *everyone.
@MMCat7732 8 ай бұрын
The one who saying recline seat is self centered, I bet she recline her seat every time. Be realistic don’t be a fake for telling lie to make yourself look good.
@JustaGuy_Gaming 3 ай бұрын
Honestly I have no idea why they exist, nothing about Airline seats is about comfort. Never mind that the last row can't recline, they are up against a wall.
@MsAwesome6814 7 ай бұрын
People constantly kick my seat from the back. I’ll recline if I want to I get harassed either way. One time I had someone who was too tall use his legs to stop me from reclining, it was a 10 hr flight.
@Star-Boarder 2 ай бұрын
Here is the etiquette for reclining seats 1. Dont do it during food service. 2. Dont push it back hard, do it slowly. 3. Always check the oerson behind you to make sure that they dont have a drink on the tray or if they have room for legs. 4. I hardly recline during short flights unless Im super tired or if nobody is behind me. 5. Ill recline omduring a long haul. 6. Pay up...if you want comfort.
@Wintercourse 3 күн бұрын
Never once in my life did I realize this was an issue. I never cared if the person in front of me reclined. It would be getting mad at someone for turning on the AC when you are driving in the summer in Arizona. "How dare you cool me down." The flight is packed and uncomfortable, and people want to lean. I don't care if it's night or day it doesn't matter. You don't know if the person already had a 12 hour flight or had jet lag and wanted to sleep. It might be "morning" for you, but it's certainly night for them. I will use the comfort of the seat I paid for. Book first class or somewhere else if you hate it so much.
@michaelt.1451 8 ай бұрын
Recline it, baby, all the way!
@Libra95932 8 ай бұрын
Like the man said.."If I pay for a reclining seat. I am going to recline" And to the woman..If you do not like people to recline in there seats...Then go fly SPIRT Airlines. But, I do actually look to see who is behind me before I recline.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*said, "if *seat, I *recline. And *woman, if *their seats, then (possessive) they're = contraction of "THEY aRE" there: for all other uses *SPIRIT
@Abcdefghijk920 8 ай бұрын
It’s the airlines fault for placing seats too close together
@deadlotCamper 8 ай бұрын
no kidding
@fin7251 8 күн бұрын
Seats shouldn't be able to recline. I have been on a plane where the only person who reclined was the lady in front of me (straight after take off she stood up and reclined her small childs seat then sat down and reclined hers) it was obvious that she knew she was going against etiquette. Now when I'm on a plane I check the person behind me, if they recline their seat I might consider reclining mine just to be pity and give them what they are giving others.
@dancingdaze 5 ай бұрын
I was on my first 12 hour flight and bought my seat with extra leg space, and I reclined just a bit, and even then these 2 teenagers behind me were kicking my seat every so often. I didn't say anything because I hate confrontation and I have anxiety as it is, but it felt like they were doing it on purpose. Horrible experience 🥺
@montana3227 8 ай бұрын
Im 6'7 people sitting in front of me are mad because it's no room for you to recline my knee are already to on the seat
@davidguerrero281 8 ай бұрын
I don't lean back out of courtesy to passenger behind me. But to be honest, working hard on being understanding when my knees get scrunched by person in front of me. This wouldn't be such an issue if the airlines would reduce the number of rows on an airplane. The financial bottom line is not a comfortable one to fiddle with.
@Its_the_Whole_Everything 8 ай бұрын
I wish they wouldnt have the option. I am not tall but when the person in front reclines I cant really set up my ipad or eat my meal. ALSO traveling with a 6'8" person we tend to spend the extra $$ to get exit rows for his legs and no reclining. People have no idea how hard it is for someone that tall...we have to take everything into consideration when traveling.
@mystreteacher 8 ай бұрын
Those seats on the GMA set were set very generously apart.
@riskyron1416 8 ай бұрын
Notice the news crew uses a mock upo that is as big or bigger than that of Business Class. Hardly the reality of Coach which most fly. Business and First Class have largely vanished in favor of more Coach seats. The reality is very few Business and First Class Tickets are sold, rather they are Reward Upgrades based upon Rewards and Flight Miles.
@Chloe-kj3me 8 ай бұрын
I find it super disrespectful to recline the seat and leave the person behind with no room. this shouldn't even be an option
@TransConBrilliance 8 ай бұрын
They have an option to regain the space, they can recline.
@interamerica6027 8 ай бұрын
An equal amount of space can be regained by simply reclining.
@sak_5 8 ай бұрын
They can book a premium or higher category seat if they must have plenty of room. It’s like people in NYC complaining they live in a closet while others live in a 2,000sqft apartments.
@susanmeredith4957 8 ай бұрын
The airlines are disrespecting their passengers making the cabins so uncomfortable and miserable to fly.
@sak_5 8 ай бұрын
@@susanmeredith4957 Not defending the airlines, but remember the golden age when flying was comfortable and only a few could afford it? Well, it's exactly the same thing nowadays. If you want to fly like in the golden age, book Business or First, otherwise, pay $200 for a miserable seat. Airlines just "opened" a 3rd class category in their aircrafts.
@notme123 2 ай бұрын
I wear a T shirt that says, "I decline to decline to recline my seat."
@Downshiftvideo 8 ай бұрын
It's a 50/50 debate. I saw another comment about someone who didn't care, and said "as someone who flies a lot, if you don't lean your seat back then your back will hurt the next day." I fly 2-3 times per month, and do not experience that issue. I'm 6'4 and I need all of my space.. I also give the same consideration to the person behind me. When they lean back, I have to put up my tray and their seat is 8-10 inches from my face. I didn't pay for my space to give them half of it, and I'm not taking half of someone else's. Airlines should redesign the seats. It's not about money, but thats a different topic.
@alvallac2171 5 ай бұрын
*6'4" *that's
@Downshiftvideo 5 ай бұрын
@alvallac2171 Find a girlfriend.
@KP-zd3hc 8 ай бұрын
I understand if the person in front of me wants to recline, just as long as they don’t do it when we’re eating. Besides that one time, it’s totally within their right.
@shawnmurdock2529 8 ай бұрын
I normally check behind me to see the size of the person. If I see that they already have their knees into the back of my seat I will not recline. People need to use common sense. Also, if people need more room then pay for it.
@Lorena-OT7 8 ай бұрын
Why would you recline if the person behind you is using their tray?
@karinasmith5183 7 ай бұрын
Every year sits getting smaller and smaller, companies get more and more profit and only passengers are in the loss. If something happened no one would be able to get out because there is very space for people to move.
@WittleSerendipity 8 ай бұрын
Its not a big deal. The recliner only goes like 2 inches back. Maybe woth an older airplane? But a new one. Recline away! I've NEVER cared.
@deadlotCamper 8 ай бұрын
no..last time i flew it relined nearly a foot, right into my chin
@ColRusSer 7 ай бұрын
What should be done is to force the airlines to return to giving passengers leg room. You don’t even mention that, which is interesting.
@cleanfasteasysafe 4 ай бұрын
those seats look like economy plus. they have too much leg room
@AbelSesmas 3 күн бұрын
They should make more rooms for the seats so it can decline not so small
@lauralangham9657 8 ай бұрын
We wouldn't have these problems if the airlines didn't pack us in like cattle. Yes, you have the right to move your seat back but you could let the person behind you know before you do it.
@LauraB.335 8 ай бұрын
My husband and I upgrade to more legroom in the exit row where people can’t recline. I, personally think it’s rude to recline. I’ve been sleeping with my head on the table or been eating and had the table pushed into me. I’ve had the chair in front of me pushed up against my knees, and I’m only 5’8”. I can’t imagine how my husband feels at 6’2”. I think to even have this as an option is ridiculous. Planes are making seats smaller, while the population is growing bigger, and you are offering people to recline? To me, that’s a BIG FU to the airline and the person who reclines!
@gabriellesgirl 7 ай бұрын
The easiest solution is to just check behind you. I was on a 9 hour flight to Germany once and had been trying to sleep for over an hour. Eventually I laid my head on my coat that was on my tray table and fell asleep. Shortly after the woman in front of me reclined her seat and crushed my head between her seat and my tray table. Totally her right to recline her seat, but if she had just checked behind her it wouldn't have happened.
@Rite1010. 8 ай бұрын
I live by do unto others. I prefer the one in front of me ask ahead of time, or at least give a heads up. I do that for the one behind me.
@potleyagits 8 ай бұрын
I cant remember which airline it was, but the seat “reclined”, but all it did was to slide the cushion forward, so it takes my leg space. And i love those. Because at least im not invading the space of the passenger behind me. Airlines should either disable reclining or use that design. But anyway generally, i dont recline my seat anymore.
@tareekmichael7027 8 ай бұрын
@adambohlin5112 5 ай бұрын
If the seat have that function is totally ok, this one is easy, if a car has a steering wheel you might as well use it.
@karenmbbaxter 8 ай бұрын
I recline my seat if the person in front of me reclines their seat and I have no room.......FYI on budget airlines out of Singapore YOU CAN'T recline your seat so there is no issue then.
@DeclanChambers-pt5jv Ай бұрын
I think on short flights and during meals, seats should never be reclined.
@mjschicago56 5 ай бұрын
I’m going to recline, I paid for my ticket. I’m over 6’, if the person sitting in front of me decides to recline, that’s his or right.
@ralph3384 8 ай бұрын
Maybe airlines are the problem and should just increase the space by a couple inches? I’ve noticed some airlines have much smaller spaces than others. Being a little over 6ft tall it’s almost impossible for me not to recline with someone reclining in front of me. I’ve had my knees hit a few times.
@trainsplanesandotherthings5187 8 ай бұрын
pay a little more for Premium economy.
@ralph3384 8 ай бұрын
@@trainsplanesandotherthings5187 how simplistic 😂
@Glowsaphinebaker 8 ай бұрын
Erick you should be buying first class you’d think someone so big would be a kinder person about size constraints
@foreverburton9383 Ай бұрын
If you don't want anyone to recline their seat fly spirit or frontier.
@riskyron1416 8 ай бұрын
Airlines need to smarten up. But in seat risers of 4 to 6 inches on alternate rows and that will give everyone 9 to 12 inches more space. And if they board window seat first followed by center than aisle from back to front passenger boarding will be considerably expedited. And handy if I travel with a cane. I can guarantee the passenger in front of me cannot recline.. Though fun watching the attempts.
@lanceberlin8289 6 ай бұрын
I just deal with it if people recline. Most seating is similar people come in all different sizes.. Sometimes the airlines offer bigger seats or more room for more money. I might ask if I was super uncomfortable...I would just deal with it..
@dmcr9525 7 ай бұрын
If you don’t want someone to recline their seat or think it’s rude, fly Spirit, Frontier, book an exit row, or fly in Economy Plus, business or first. I personally pay for airlines when I have a recline option ONLY.
@reluctentninja 3 ай бұрын
If you pay for a seat and that seat has the ability to recline a little for your comfort then you have every right to use it
@Dreams_Of_Purpose 8 ай бұрын
They recline for a reason🙄🙄🙄
@19ld 8 ай бұрын
Of course you can
@jav9069 8 ай бұрын
If the person in front of me is reclining then I’m reclining as well! This could be avoided if the airlines did away with reclining seat!
@chromebomb 8 ай бұрын
only if there is no one behind me
@Chu6um 8 ай бұрын
Being over 6ft myself, and most my flights are trans-oceanic, if you think I won't recline, you're asking too much. I do check with the person behind, to make sure I don't knock over a drink or other item they may have on their tray, as a courtesy. Now, if it's about those who think they can toss their long hair over the seats, dangling into a drink, food or block the movie screen, that's a whole different discourtesy. Same with those who extend their feet into the space of the person in front of them, or prop their feet up on the arm rest in front of them, definitely a 'no-no'. Bad enough that there are those who kick their stinky shoes off and think their smelly feet won't bother others. I do miss the days when planes actually had more space between the seat rows. Cramming as many into a plane is becoming more like a cattle car than an means of some sort of comfortable travel. Those who have to have more leg room are basically forced to drop a lot more money for those business class, or sometimes triple cost for 1st class seats.
@Commonsenseisnotcommon8 8 ай бұрын
Just one more reason why I don’t fly. But if I did, if the seat reclines. I am reclining it. I always check behind me, but I mean if they didn’t want us to recline the seat they shouldn’t give us that option. Who we should be mad at is the airlines for putting the seats to close together you should be able to recline without it being an issue with any other passenger. You shouldn’t have to worry about someone’s coffee spilling that looks like a design issue. They should do better. Don’t be mad at the passenger in front of you. Be mad at the airline.
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