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Backrest Adjustment In Planes?  
User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Just wondering who adjusts backrest on night flights.
Of course, the seats are designed to be adjusted in sleeping position.
But I always fear I would disturb other passengers, so I usually don't do it or ask the person sitting behind of me if it's ok.

Who of you also hesitates to adjust the backrest?
My (probably) next flight will be FRA-SIN (12 hrs) overnight plus additional 7 hours from SIN to BNE - in Economy.

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

If they're asleep - no problem. If they're eating - I raise my seat. Anything inbetween and they get asked (assuming they're not pissing me off by kicking the seat, pulling on it to stand up, etc, in which case seat goes in my preferred position at a speed of my choosing, which may or may not jar their knee or whatever happens to be protruding...).

Geoff M.

User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2051 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

I'm with Geoffm. I try to be sensitive to both the person in front of me and the person behind me. If they start to piss me off, then all bets are off. If they really start to piss me off, I just have a nice little chat with the flight attendant and the problem is usually solved right away (when you get on and off with a wheelchair, you get a couple minor little perks). As to the person beside me, since I have (uh, em) put on more lbs than I care to admit due to my back injuries, I have started buying two seats, or upgrading. That eliminates me mashing someone into the wall or putting an elbow somewhere it shouldn't go. But...that is a whole other thread....

David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
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