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User currently offlineNaimas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1078 times:


With the ever shrinking distance between rows of seats (except AA) I think it would be a really really nice thing if those of us who lower our seats would not do so at FULL THROTTLE! It seems that ever time I fly the person in front of me tries to get their seat into a laying down position!

THINK of other people for a change.

You have every right to every inch of space you can get but it would be appreciated (and make you look less self centered) if you would lower your seat slowly.

If I spill my drink and you dont act like you care believe me you will feel my knees in your back for the rest of the flight.

So to make our flights all the more enjoyable please adopt the policy that I have decided to follow, LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAN BACK!


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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

I personally feel that the seats should be fixed in the upright position - cheaper for mx, as well as causing less grief for the pax.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

I not only LOOK but ASK before I lean back.
The seat in front of me is never lowered because my knees are so tight to it, it´s virtually impossible.

User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

I too am annoyed when people put their seat back too suddenly, but I fear fixing them in the upright position would only encourage the airlines to cram them in even closer together  

User currently offlineFlybulldog From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Since there is absolutely no room in coach, the seats should not be allowed to recline. Kudos to American for at least attempting to give us an inch more space.

User currently offlinePhileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

For me I'll lowered my seat once the meal service was finished and it's time for rest. I'll really unhappy if the passager in front of me had the seat lowered during the meal service time. Anyway, just make sure you have an aisle seat in order to enjoy a more comfortable and convenient flight.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

The thing I've noticed is that while the seatback in front of me moves, the tray table remains stationary. This usually does not pose a problem during meals as coach seats don't recline very far back. I've been in planes where the reclined seatback does significantly eat into my space, but it's usually not such a big deal that I can't relax and enjoy the flight.

I can't believe some of you are suggesting non-reclining coach seats...who wants to remain sitting bolt upright for four hours or so on a transcontinental flight???

User currently offlineGreggj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

That's nuts! When I fly coach I'm entitlted to recline a seat that has been designed that way. Why should I worry about the folks in front or back of me? If they choose, they can recline as well. Courtesy should prevail...but don't tell me I can't recline my seat.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2285 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Last night I was in the last row, window seat of a United A320. I CAN'T recline from that seat, but fortunately the person in front of me realized this.

It's a matter of courtesy.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
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