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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:07 pm

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I have been traveling on VivaAerobus in Mexico lately and their seats do not recline and I think its great in less than three hours flights. it works perfectly for me.


They also have absolute minimum pitch... Fortunately it only costs 4 dollars to pick an exit row seat with them so I do it every time after one knee crushing experience. Fly on a Volaris A321 and pick row 11 window seat and you can get pretty much the best seat on any plane in existence for $6. Or interjet who if you pick the right time sometimes have flights at 600 pesos, and you get 34" pitch and a free whisky/licor of your choice as standard.
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:51 pm

adamblang wrote:
Good. It ruins my flight when the person in front of me reclines their seat, squishing my laptop, and forcing me to contort my wrists to be able to type and get work done. I hope other airlines follow suit.

It's an airplane, not your office.

I have absolutely no problem with people in front of me reclining. I understand it difficult to sit in an upright position for very long. I generally don't recline more than 1-2 inches during a short flight however the problem with limiting recline is that there are plenty of TCON and red-eye flights where those planes will end up. So I'll have to avoid DL when flying TCON.

777PHX wrote:
I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent.

You're the muppet. If you want more space, upgrade.
By the way, DL is not reducing recline on international long haul so you're still screwed.

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Chemist wrote:
i think my nap is more important than your laptop use.


Thanks for your value judgement that you are more important than anyone else.

This is the exact reason that Delta is making this change - so that the value judgements of selfish people do not impinge on the amenity of others on a flight.


Uh? The recline is a feature of the seat that we PAY for. It's no different than my right to use the lav. I think you're the one being selfish.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:53 pm

Again, one solution is one side of the airplane with 4" recline and the other without. Same pitch, same price, choose your preference, laptop or recline, orthogonal space or parallelogram space, same volume.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:05 pm

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I am 100% in favor of this. It needed to be done because some travelers are incredibly rude and selfish. They ram their seat back pretty much the moment wheels are up and they leave it like that until forced to return the seat to the upright position. They don't care one bit how much they encroach into another person's space. I had this on a flight from Memphis to Amsterdam years ago. Some jerk did this the entire flight. Wouldn't even put the seat up for meal service. So bring on the reduced recline. I hope this is done for all flights.

I'm 100% against this. It is a bad idea that caters to incredibly rude and selfish passengers who pretend buying a ticket gives them the right to tell other passengers how and when to use a built-in feature of the seat they paid for! They complain like self-entitled jerks even though they knew at the time of purchase that seats recline, and they chose to buy a ticket anyway, rather than fly on another airline where seats do not recline by design. Seems they forgot when you buy a ticket, you get a seat, with all the amenities of that seat, and that does not include a guaranteed minimum volume of personal space.

Truth is, I don't care, I don't fly Delta, and I don't usually recline my seat on short flights because I don't feel the need to. I would if I did, with due consideration for meal times. On longer flights, the recline is less of an issue for me and the passengers in my immediate vicinity.

Point is, everyone is entitled to their opinion, doesn't mean anyone who disagrees needs to be dumped on. Especially when it comes to a built-in feature that is not a surprise to anyone on this site.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:16 pm

People who recline their seats like that are rude and selfish. Sorry we don't see eye to eye on that. I pay for my space and I expect to have access to my space. I don't expect to have someone dang near laying back in my lap the whole trip. They make part of my space unusable when they do this. Limiting the recline solves this problem. The extra recline will no longer be a feature and people cannot act as if they are being denied something they paid for. And I (and others) will get to use the space they actually did pay for. Limited as it may be. If airlines weren't packing people in like sardines, the recline issue would be a non issue. But that isn't the case. People need to be more self-aware and quit thinking entirely of themselves. Then again you can just jam your knees into their back. It is of course your space and if they don't like it they can just return their seat into the upright position. I am thankful for this policy change. Not that it really applies to me anymore since I don't fly coach.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:20 pm

Indy wrote:
People who recline their seats like that are rude and selfish. Sorry we don't see eye to eye on that. I pay for my space and I expect to have access to my space. I don't expect to have someone dang near laying back in my lap the whole trip. They make part of my space unusable when they do this. Limiting the recline solves this problem. The extra recline will no longer be a feature and people cannot act as if they are being denied something they paid for. And I (and others) will get to use the space they actually did pay for. Limited as it may be. If airlines weren't packing people in like sardines, the recline issue would be a non issue. But that isn't the case. People need to be more self-aware and quit thinking entirely of themselves. Then again you can just jam your knees into their back. It is of course your space and if they don't like it they can just return their seat into the upright position. I am thankful for this policy change. Not that it really applies to me anymore since I don't fly coach.


If you don't like a feature of the airline's seats, then you can always fly on one of the lines with no recline you know.
Next thing people will say that it's rude to have the reading light on or the air vent open.
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:27 pm

airbazar wrote:
It's an airplane, not your office
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You're the muppet. If you want more space, upgrade.
By the way, DL is not reducing recline on international long haul so you're still screwed.
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Uh? The recline is a feature of the seat that we PAY for. It's no different than my right to use the lav. I think you're the one being selfish.


In line with those quotes,

Its an airplane, not your couch.

If you want more recline, upgrade.

Knee space is a feature I pay for.

Who's the " muppet" now?
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Indy wrote:
People who recline their seats like that are rude and selfish. Sorry we don't see eye to eye on that. I pay for my space and I expect to have access to my space. I don't expect to have someone dang near laying back in my lap the whole trip. They make part of my space unusable when they do this. Limiting the recline solves this problem. The extra recline will no longer be a feature and people cannot act as if they are being denied something they paid for. And I (and others) will get to use the space they actually did pay for. Limited as it may be. If airlines weren't packing people in like sardines, the recline issue would be a non issue. But that isn't the case. People need to be more self-aware and quit thinking entirely of themselves. Then again you can just jam your knees into their back. It is of course your space and if they don't like it they can just return their seat into the upright position. I am thankful for this policy change. Not that it really applies to me anymore since I don't fly coach.


If only everyone were as polite and charming as you eh? The irony of you asking others to be more self aware is lost on you I'm sure.

Amazing how you self define what is and isn't included in what you pay for according to your personal preference. Perhaps a little arrogant. Airlines actually ADVERTISE recline as a feature.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:06 pm

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Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind.


I fly often, and have never once cared if the person in front of me reclines. Some people prefer to try to nap or relax on long flights. The inconvenience to me is minor now that the tray is not attached to the reclining seatback.
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:10 pm

mham001 wrote:
airbazar wrote:
It's an airplane, not your office
........
You're the muppet. If you want more space, upgrade.
By the way, DL is not reducing recline on international long haul so you're still screwed.
............
Uh? The recline is a feature of the seat that we PAY for. It's no different than my right to use the lav. I think you're the one being selfish.


In line with those quotes,

Its an airplane, not your couch.

If you want more recline, upgrade.

Knee space is a feature I pay for.

Who's the " muppet" now?


This is just getting silly. Airlines advertise recline as a feature. They don't advertise your right not to have someone in front of you recline. Im afraid if you don't like it the onus is clearly on you to upgrade, fly an airline without recline, or stop demanding the whole world changes its behaviour and doesnt use advertised features, just for you.

What next, 'I refuse to let the FAs serve food to the people next to me, it intrudes on my space I paid for'
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Delta crunching more seats into coach is not a good thing for comfort in any way. I have no idea why people support the idea unless they are delta employees.

Less personal room-bad for customers comfort.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 pm

kiowa wrote:
Delta crunching more seats into coach is not a good thing for comfort in any way. I have no idea why people support the idea unless they are delta employees.

Less personal room-bad for customers comfort.

Because they think that crunching more seats mean they'll have to eventually pay less.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:16 pm

blueflyer wrote:
Indy wrote:
I am 100% in favor of this. It needed to be done because some travelers are incredibly rude and selfish. They ram their seat back pretty much the moment wheels are up and they leave it like that until forced to return the seat to the upright position. They don't care one bit how much they encroach into another person's space. I had this on a flight from Memphis to Amsterdam years ago. Some jerk did this the entire flight. Wouldn't even put the seat up for meal service. So bring on the reduced recline. I hope this is done for all flights.

I'm 100% against this. It is a bad idea that caters to incredibly rude and selfish passengers who pretend buying a ticket gives them the right to tell other passengers how and when to use a built-in feature of the seat they paid for! They complain like self-entitled jerks even though they knew at the time of purchase that seats recline, and they chose to buy a ticket anyway, rather than fly on another airline where seats do not recline by design. Seems they forgot when you buy a ticket, you get a seat, with all the amenities of that seat, and that does not include a guaranteed minimum volume of personal space.

Truth is, I don't care, I don't fly Delta, and I don't usually recline my seat on short flights because I don't feel the need to. I would if I did, with due consideration for meal times. On longer flights, the recline is less of an issue for me and the passengers in my immediate vicinity.

Point is, everyone is entitled to their opinion, doesn't mean anyone who disagrees needs to be dumped on. Especially when it comes to a built-in feature that is not a surprise to anyone on this site.


Thank you for such a reasonable reply. Agree on all points. I generally don't recline either, but if it's a feature of the seat, it's meant to be used if so desired. With seat pitch being cut back, it does make sense for airlines to eliminate recline. The culprit is pitch, not necessarily rude people. The sense of all-around entitlement on both sides amuses me and makes me sad.

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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:11 pm

Personally I have never used it.

The person in front using it is fine apart from meals.

Only thing, please tell me that you are going to move the seat.

On one flight, I bent forward to get my bag from under the seat in front and got my head smashed when the jerk in front rammed the seat back.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 pm

toltommy wrote:
I guess you could say that with this move, Delta is FINALLLY erasing the last bit of Northwest they could find. IIRC the 320 fleet is all PMNW aircraft....



How do you figure they are "erasing" northwest from the company? half the employees, routes, and aircraft are ex-NWA
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 pm

B757rocket wrote:
Delta is testing ONE A320 for customer feedback. ONE. They usually do this when trying out modifications to cabin seating to see feedback. It might stick and it might not... you be the judge.. find that ONE A320

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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:42 pm

I'd be all in for ZERO recline through the entire cabin! I can't stand sitting in coach with the passenger in front of me reclining to the point where their noggin is just below my nose! Even in first class, I've had to ask for a little less recline from the person in front of me on Delta flights!
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:05 am

Planetalk wrote:
This is just getting silly. Airlines advertise recline as a feature. '


Really? Please I want to see and advert from the last 5 years advertising recline in economy from any of the US majors?

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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:35 am

I'm mixed about this. I don't know about other hubs, but out of DTW, the A320 is mostly used on routes like DTW-MSP/BOS/MIA. Don't really mind the limited recline on these routes. I think the B757/A321/B739 should keep the deeper recline as they are used on the TCON routes of DTW to the west coast.
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:08 am

northstardc4m wrote:
Planetalk wrote:
This is just getting silly. Airlines advertise recline as a feature. '


Really? Please I want to see and advert from the last 5 years advertising recline in economy from any of the US majors?

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Took me all of 5 seconds.

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... class.html

Click on the 'compare experiences' button and see a nice informational graphic describing recline as part of that experience.

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... fault.aspx

The same for any of United's planes. And then there's various airlines around the world that do actively promote recline in their ludicrous promotion of the economy 'experience'. Recline is widely publicised, which suggests airlines haven't put it in by mistake. In fact its far better publicised than apparently less important things like say, MCAS.

Worth noting, recline is quoted as part of the package. Airlines do not quote your cubic feet of personal space in front of you. So I'm not sure where all this nonsense about 'space you paid for' is coming from? Seems that someone claiming they paid for the recline would have a far stronger case.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:59 am

None of that qualifies as advertised... They may have information on it but that's not advertising.

All those info graphics can be changed without any repercussions. Advertising however has rules about it. That's an important difference.

If you want to say the airline has information on it in their own websites that's fine... But I have not seen an actual advertisment of recline since AA did MRTC.

And personal space is actually becoming a problem for the airlines... I know at least one airline is currently being sued by someone who's knee was dislocated by a seat recliner in front of them... It works at 33"... It don't work at 29". So yes personal space applies to if I can't move after the flight because you wanted to recline... Same as so many of the people on here love to complain about the POS issue... It's the same issue. I have every right to not be put in physical pain for your comfort! end of discussion. If the airline is going to sell seats with less and less space then every millimeter of that space is going to become a liability for them to be aware of. I will not be surprised when all economy recline is gone.

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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:40 am

I'm almost certainly going to get flamed by some of you for this post. Here goes:

I'm a big guy (6'3", 200 pounds), and although I'd be more comfortable if I reclined, my decision about whether or not to recline is soley based on how considerate the person behind me is being. If the person behind me stays quiet all flight, and doesn't jostle my seat, I will keep my seat fully upright the whole flight even if the person in front of me reclines their seat, to show appreciation for the person behind me.

However, if the person behind me is being loud and / or jostles my seat a lot, I will recline my seat all the way. If the person behind me doesn't respect my desire for peace and quiet, I will without hesitation retaliate by reclining.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm

I heard Delta is going to start seating passengers shorter than 5’5” in the overhead bins for their own comfort, and the comfort of everyone else on the plane.

I’m sure all of you will support this decision. It’s only fair, right?
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruise or over-water flights), but hey, if it's their window, they may do as they please.

There is a recline button for a reason, if you care so much about your personal space, upgrade. Until the button on the arm rest is removed, it is a viable option. I'm 6'1 and I'll take what I can to not be cramped, those behind be damned as I've never piped up once and I'm likely taller than you.

To think that you may control someone else in coach class, which is a glorified public transit service on most carriers, is laughable. Should I not(quietly) watch TV when I'm wide awake on a redeye because you want to sleep? Should I not select chips from the snack basket because the crunching of the bag bothers you? If the airline offers the service, it is there for the customer to use.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:09 pm

It still amazes me how many people within this thread blame their fellow passengers when they recline and encroach on their personnel space when it's the airlines fault for trying to cram an extra row which is the root cause of your limited space not the passenger in front of you. Put blame where blame is due and not where Delta wants you to direct your blame. Pretty clever how they get you to believe it's other passenger's fault for you having less space when it was them who changed the seating space between rows that caused you the discomfort of having the reclining seat in front of you in you face. It's good to see corporate conditioning is alive and well in the United States hate the others like you rather than the corporate machine making already wealth people even wealthier than they already are.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 pm

Chasensfo wrote:
Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruise or over-water flights), but hey, if it's their window, they may do as they please.

There is a recline button for a reason, if you care so much about your personal space, upgrade. Until the button on the arm rest is removed, it is a viable option. I'm 6'1 and I'll take what I can to not be cramped, those behind be damned as I've never piped up once and I'm likely taller than you.

To think that you may control someone else in coach class, which is a glorified public transit service on most carriers, is laughable. Should I not(quietly) watch TV when I'm wide awake on a redeye because you want to sleep? Should I not select chips from the snack basket because the crunching of the bag bothers you? If the airline offers the service, it is there for the customer to use.
See that's rich...

I AM taller than you at 6'3 to 6'4 depending how recently I've been to the chiropractor.

Public transportation... You obviously don't take public transportation. There is no recline option on any public transportation I take... Not the subway not the commuter train not the busses or streetcar. So why should airlines that actually give LESS space now than those transit options have recline? Why is it soooo important to some people. This IS pretty much public transportation now and the room just no longer exists to allow for seat recline in economy.

And maybe you have a money tree at your workplace where they let you upgrade on them... Mine we have to book lowest fare in the time range and we can pay extras ourselves out of pocket but upgrades are not cheap usually. If they are fine I will but the problem is when they aren't it's usually because it's a full flight. So please enough with the " don't like it upgrade" bs it's not realistic.

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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 pm

777PHX wrote:
I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent.


Haha!! That’s a 10 hour overnight flight. I’m generally considerate and don’t recline (especially without taking into account the person behind me). If you’re seriously suggesting sitting vertical for 10 hours overnight you’re out of your mind! If I’m ever seated in front of you on this flight, EXPECT me to recline, as I would expect you, and 98% of the other pax to....
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:49 pm

Delta fanboys will never admit that dear, darlin’ Delta could care less about comfort in the “cheap seats.”

This is NOT a win for passengers...no matter how they spin it. A win would be increasing pitch throughout the cabin.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:06 pm

flyabr wrote:
I'd be all in for ZERO recline through the entire cabin! I can't stand sitting in coach with the passenger in front of me reclining to the point where their noggin is just below my nose! Even in first class, I've had to ask for a little less recline from the person in front of me on Delta flights!


When actually you should be complaining to Delta about the lack of space they are now giving passengers between rows. Priceless once again Delta is able to divert your anger away from them and on to your fellow passengers for your discomfort.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:32 pm

Haven't they developed seats that "recline" without the seatback physically moving backward? I swear I remember something about that the past few years.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Recline worked when seat pitch was greater than it is today.
Recline is a terrible feature in 30-31" pitch that needs to go away.

The blame is on the airlines. Pitch sucks in Y these days.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Someone remind me again of the difference between "ULCC" and DL, UA, AA, etc.
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:46 pm

adamblang wrote:
Good. It ruins my flight when the person in front of me reclines their seat, squishing my laptop, and forcing me to contort my wrists to be able to type and get work done. I hope other airlines follow suit.


Feel free to buy First or Business class if you need workspace. People hammering on laptops in a three seat row are rather tiresome.
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:04 pm

arcticcruiser wrote:
adamblang wrote:
Good. It ruins my flight when the person in front of me reclines their seat, squishing my laptop, and forcing me to contort my wrists to be able to type and get work done. I hope other airlines follow suit.


Feel free to buy First or Business class if you need workspace. People hammering on laptops in a three seat row are rather tiresome.

You obviously never have to travel for work......
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm

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A win would be increasing pitch throughout the cabin.

Absolutely agree 100%, but we all know the airlines aren’t going to do that. They’ll just keep cramming more seats in, and when they do that, recline becomes a nuisance.
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Recline worked when seat pitch was greater than it is today.
Recline is a terrible feature in 30-31" pitch that needs to go away.

The blame is on the airlines. Pitch sucks in Y these days.

Agreed. Recline on domestic US flights has been a problem for a long time as airlines have continued to add more seats to their aircraft.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:24 pm

klm617 wrote:
When actually you should be complaining to Delta about the lack of space they are now giving passengers between rows. Priceless once again Delta is able to divert your anger away from them and on to your fellow passengers for your discomfort.


I have complained to DL on a number of different occasions about their domestic first class room/accommodations! I know where the fault lies!
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:35 pm

Dreamflight767 wrote:
Someone remind me again of the difference between "ULCC" and DL, UA, AA, etc.



The price Delta still charges a premium for the same travel experience you can get with a ULCC at a cheaper fare.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:36 pm

How much recline do you guys have in the US that make some posters said their laptop were squished?? Because unless they used a 17 inch RoG gaming laptop, I'm pretty sure no laptop would got squished. I've never flew with US airline (or been to the US), but most major carrier limits the recline at 5-7 cm max (my estimation). Flew long-haul with QR/EK and I don't have a problem having my meal even when the seat in front of me was reclined.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:38 pm

flyabr wrote:
klm617 wrote:
When actually you should be complaining to Delta about the lack of space they are now giving passengers between rows. Priceless once again Delta is able to divert your anger away from them and on to your fellow passengers for your discomfort.


I have complained to DL on a number of different occasions about their domestic first class room/accommodations! I know where the fault lies!


Then why are you directing your anger at the person in front of you instead of Delta.
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:39 pm

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
adamblang wrote:
Good. It ruins my flight when the person in front of me reclines their seat, squishing my laptop, and forcing me to contort my wrists to be able to type and get work done. I hope other airlines follow suit.


Feel free to buy First or Business class if you need workspace. People hammering on laptops in a three seat row are rather tiresome.

You obviously never have to travel for work......


When you fly that's your time not company time. It's your choice to be on the laptop when you're flying no one else's.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm

flyabr wrote:
I'd be all in for ZERO recline through the entire cabin! I can't stand sitting in coach with the passenger in front of me reclining to the point where their noggin is just below my nose! Even in first class, I've had to ask for a little less recline from the person in front of me on Delta flights!

And I turn around and politely say No I want to recline. Whats your move now? Create a YouTube moment?
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:53 pm

travaz wrote:
flyabr wrote:
I'd be all in for ZERO recline through the entire cabin! I can't stand sitting in coach with the passenger in front of me reclining to the point where their noggin is just below my nose! Even in first class, I've had to ask for a little less recline from the person in front of me on Delta flights!

And I turn around and politely say No I want to recline. Whats your move now? Create a YouTube moment?


Create a You Tube moment, seriously?? I politely ask them to limit their recline, and that usually works. I never recline my seat out of courtesy for the person behind me.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:55 pm

klm617 wrote:
flyabr wrote:
klm617 wrote:
When actually you should be complaining to Delta about the lack of space they are now giving passengers between rows. Priceless once again Delta is able to divert your anger away from them and on to your fellow passengers for your discomfort.


I have complained to DL on a number of different occasions about their domestic first class room/accommodations! I know where the fault lies!


Then why are you directing your anger at the person in front of you instead of Delta.


my reason for being put off is that I ALWAYS extend courtesy to the folks behind me by not reclining!
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Travez

In that situation hopefully the person behind does not get the sneezes.
 
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Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm

klm617 wrote:
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:

Feel free to buy First or Business class if you need workspace. People hammering on laptops in a three seat row are rather tiresome.

You obviously never have to travel for work......


When you fly that's your time not company time. It's your choice to be on the laptop when you're flying no one else's.

You'd better believe the two hours in a cramped metal tube on a trip I wouldn't take of my own volition to a city I have no desire to go to is company time. That time's coming out of my 40 hours per week, not the finite time I have on this planet to enjoy life.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 pm

bennett123 wrote:
Travez

In that situation hopefully the person behind does not get the sneezes.


AHHHHHCHOOO!

I don't recline when I am flying. I am one of those weird people that can sleep sitting upright. My point is that you vote with your wallet not make someone else adhere to your likes.
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:00 pm

northstardc4m wrote:
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Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruise or over-water flights), but hey, if it's their window, they may do as they please.

There is a recline button for a reason, if you care so much about your personal space, upgrade. Until the button on the arm rest is removed, it is a viable option. I'm 6'1 and I'll take what I can to not be cramped, those behind be damned as I've never piped up once and I'm likely taller than you.

To think that you may control someone else in coach class, which is a glorified public transit service on most carriers, is laughable. Should I not(quietly) watch TV when I'm wide awake on a redeye because you want to sleep? Should I not select chips from the snack basket because the crunching of the bag bothers you? If the airline offers the service, it is there for the customer to use.
See that's rich...

I AM taller than you at 6'3 to 6'4 depending how recently I've been to the chiropractor.

Public transportation... You obviously don't take public transportation. There is no recline option on any public transportation I take... Not the subway not the commuter train not the busses or streetcar. So why should airlines that actually give LESS space now than those transit options have recline? Why is it soooo important to some people. This IS pretty much public transportation now and the room just no longer exists to allow for seat recline in economy.

And maybe you have a money tree at your workplace where they let you upgrade on them... Mine we have to book lowest fare in the time range and we can pay extras ourselves out of pocket but upgrades are not cheap usually. If they are fine I will but the problem is when they aren't it's usually because it's a full flight. So please enough with the " don't like it upgrade" bs it's not realistic.

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I meant public transport in the sense that we aren't on an adventure, we're all people getting somewhere via crowded mass transport. In the meantime, the recline button is there there, so I'm going to use it. Just like the window shade, the TV, and anything else the carrier gives me for my experience on board their aircraft. And I'd imagine most people feel the same as I do, seeing as the person in front of me reclines almost every time I sit in an airliner. As for the upgrades, they exist so that people who have the means to do say may have increased comfort and service. If you can't afford it, welcome to capitalism, we can't all be in first class. Myself included most of the time. In the meantime for those of us in economy class, there is a way to increase comfort, and it's the button on the armrest, which the airline puts me in charge of, not the person behind me. Mmkay?
 
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:06 am

Chasensfo wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
Chasensfo wrote:
Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruise or over-water flights), but hey, if it's their window, they may do as they please.

There is a recline button for a reason, if you care so much about your personal space, upgrade. Until the button on the arm rest is removed, it is a viable option. I'm 6'1 and I'll take what I can to not be cramped, those behind be damned as I've never piped up once and I'm likely taller than you.

To think that you may control someone else in coach class, which is a glorified public transit service on most carriers, is laughable. Should I not(quietly) watch TV when I'm wide awake on a redeye because you want to sleep? Should I not select chips from the snack basket because the crunching of the bag bothers you? If the airline offers the service, it is there for the customer to use.
See that's rich...

I AM taller than you at 6'3 to 6'4 depending how recently I've been to the chiropractor.

Public transportation... You obviously don't take public transportation. There is no recline option on any public transportation I take... Not the subway not the commuter train not the busses or streetcar. So why should airlines that actually give LESS space now than those transit options have recline? Why is it soooo important to some people. This IS pretty much public transportation now and the room just no longer exists to allow for seat recline in economy.

And maybe you have a money tree at your workplace where they let you upgrade on them... Mine we have to book lowest fare in the time range and we can pay extras ourselves out of pocket but upgrades are not cheap usually. If they are fine I will but the problem is when they aren't it's usually because it's a full flight. So please enough with the " don't like it upgrade" bs it's not realistic.

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I meant public transport in the sense that we aren't on an adventure, we're all people getting somewhere via crowded mass transport. In the meantime, the recline button is there there, so I'm going to use it. Just like the window shade, the TV, and anything else the carrier gives me for my experience on board their aircraft. And I'd imagine most people feel the same as I do, seeing as the person in front of me reclines almost every time I sit in an airliner. As for the upgrades, they exist so that people who have the means to do say may have increased comfort and service. If you can't afford it, welcome to capitalism, we can't all be in first class. Myself included most of the time. In the meantime for those of us in economy class, there is a way to increase comfort, and it's the button on the armrest, which the airline puts me in charge of, not the person behind me. Mmkay?
Buy see that there is the debate... Why do you NEED to have that button? I NEED to have somewhere to put my knees... Why do you NEED to cause me discomfort in exchange for reclining that much or at all? It doesn't matter what others do it matters why you and they need that option at all. If you can answer that question without it becoming me myself and I are more important than you then you might have a point... But otherwise this is you being a hypocrite or just selfish... Either way it's not a real argument to keep recline with seat pitch being so much smaller.

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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:10 am

This is the reason why I love Ryanair: no seat-recline! Not needed on flights up to 3-4 hours IMO. I hate it when people start to recline theyre seats. I also do when the person in front of me does, but only because of this.
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Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:33 am

Well, I’m sure they got a lot of complaints over the years so this move was inevitable. Some European carriers have already restricted seat recline.
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