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Reclining seats on planes

Im thinking this will be quite a divided opinion topic - what's your opinion on people recling their chairs on flights?
6 years ago, July 21st 2013 No: 1 Msg: #173124  
Do you think people should recline their seats on flights? On certain flights?certain degrees? Reply to this

6 years ago, July 21st 2013 No: 2 Msg: #173126  
I have a strong opinion on this one. I am 5'10 and my hubby 6'3 so someone reclining their chair can be a serious and literal pain!
I think there should be rules, like you can only recline fully if you want to sleep. or perhaps only if it is a night flight or something longer then 4 hours???

Yesterday we left Bangkok at 8am for a 6 hour flight to Perth and within seconds of the seatbelt sign coming off all 4 people in the row immediately in front of us reclined 100%. Omg! it was 2 10 yo kids and their parents and all watched movies or played games the whole time. It made our entire trip so uncomfortable! Reply to this

6 years ago, July 21st 2013 No: 3 Msg: #173127  
They recline....you recline...that keeps the same space for everybody...

My simple 2 cents....and yes....plane should only have flat beds at economy prices....but we can always dream.... Reply to this

6 years ago, July 21st 2013 No: 4 Msg: #173132  
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I'm also tall so I have very mixed feelings on the subject. Given the tight seat pitch airlines use these days (my knees often hit the seat in front of me) reclining is downright evil. In addition to the leg pain, I often like to work on my laptop to pass the time on flights, and it ends up getting jammed in my chest. Reclining, unfortunately, is also necessary to have any chance at sleep on a long flight, so I get nailed when I don't recline too. The worst of all is being stuck in the row in front of an exit row, where your seat does not recline but the one in front of it does. The recline pitch two rows in front should be limited for humane reasons alone!
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