Reclining your seat during a flight:

Makem57

Central Defender
Given the amount of complaints about reclining seats, you think the airlines would restrict the amount they could recline , probably make life easier for the staff not having to deal with crap like this.
 


The bloke is a total prick. I recline on every flight. Not my fault if you’re tall. Pay for extra legroom if you’re so bothered.
 

Lexingtongue

Striker
The bloke is a total prick. I recline on every flight. Not my fault if you’re tall. Pay for extra legroom if you’re so bothered.
There’s only a limited number of seats with additional leg room and these are allocated randomly like any other seat. It's not always possible to get extra leg room. I don't like being reclined into, so I generally don't recline my seat. I try not to subject people to things I don't enjoy myself, but if you don't mind being reclined on then I guess it'll be different with you.
 
You sound like the total prick tbf
Why? If I’m on a long distance flight and I’m provided with a reclining seat for my comfort, why shouldn’t I use it? Especially if it’s a long flight and I want some sleep. That’s the whole point. The trays aren’t affected by the recline feature.
 

FootballFan

Striker
Why? If I’m on a long distance flight and I’m provided with a reclining seat for my comfort, why shouldn’t I use it? Especially if it’s a long flight and I want some sleep. That’s the whole point. The trays aren’t affected by the recline feature.
"I recline on every flight" you said.

If the person behind said you were interfering with them would you put it back up again?
 
"I recline on every flight" you said.

If the person behind said you were interfering with them would you put it back up again?
Depends. If it’s a weekend on leisure and daytime I’d probably raise it but if its a red eye midweek and I’m at work the next day no chance. On a red eye its the done thing. I’d offer a swap tbf, done that before.
There’s only a limited number of seats with additional leg room and these are allocated randomly like any other seat. It's not always possible to get extra leg room. I don't like being reclined into, so I generally don't recline my seat. I try not to subject people to things I don't enjoy myself, but if you don't mind being reclined on then I guess it'll be different with you.
No they aren’t. They’re normally offered as a premium seat. On shorter flights the seats generally don’t recline anyway.
 
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FootballFan

Striker
Depends. If it’s a weekend on leisure and daytime I’d probably raise it but if its a red eye midweek and I’m at work the next day no chance. On a red eye its the done thing. I’d offer a swap tbf, done that before.

No they aren’t. They’re normally offered as a premium seat. On shorter flights the seats generally don’t recline anyway.
So you are a prick then.
 
I was on a flight back from Hong Kong a few years ago and and an old Sir Tufton-Bufton type bloke sat next to me. He ordered red wine and put his glass on the tray. The lad in front reclined his seat sharply and Sir Tufton got red wine all over his cream chinos.

He grumbled under his breath, got his bag out of the overhead cabin, then went to the bog to change. He came back in a new clean pair of cream chinos, got some more red wine and put his glass on the tray. The lad in front then sharply let his chair back up and spaffed the wine all over the bloke's chinos again. He didn't have any more trousers so had to borrow some. Thankfully I only metaphorically pissed myself laughing.
 
Happened to a woman used to work for my missus on a flight to Dubai a few year back. Spilt red wine on herself when seat in front reclined back. Kicked off. Arrived in Dubai. Madam, come with me and we’ll take your passport if you don’t mind. Uncomfortable few days and lots of frantic phone calls home.
Not at all. The recline feature is there for a reason. To be honest, I tend not to fly coach anymore anyway so it’s never an issue.
So you are a prick then? (Just kidding)
 
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Makes me laugh when people have a go at people for reclining THEIR seats. The fault lies with the airlines that provide reclining seats and have no rules regarding them.
 

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