If you are going to recline, why not tell me first, do it slowly or both.
If you respond neither, is it a deliberate assault or are you just a jackass.
Name calling and/or scolding doesn't work in the age of entitlement.
I've been in that same situation many years ago aboard Airtours International A330 LGW - BGI - 29inch seat pitch! We were sat mid cabin, however the guy behind decided to shake my reclined seat. It wasn't during service - he just didn't like my seat reclined. I asked what he was doing and he became aggressive quickly. Despite trying to remain calm it did end up verbally heated. (turned out he was on the same Caribbean cruise as us and was a 'heavy' smoker!) I got a behaviour warning, was asked not to recline my seat for the remainder of the flight 7/8 hours, so as not to aggravate him,! And, if I engaged with him again Police would be waiting upon arrival! I refused to ever fly with AIH again (not a big loss lol) .
Yep, that's why I didn't directly confront the reclining pax in my little entanglement -- I would be labeled the aggressor.
I just matched his action of crushing my knees by my action of jamming my knees into his spine.
This doesn't work with newer hard shell seats and/or those with higher pivots.
You just cough on to the person who reclined. They usually move the seat back-up quickly.
Great solution! I like that one.
Why don't we all lobby our respective governments to implement minimum Seat Pitch Standards?
If this was a worldwide on-line poll I know what the answer would be and if all Airlines have to meet the same standards no one is at a disadvantage.
This is one of those basic rules almost akin to Human Rights that should be in place and is not.
31" and Slim-line seats would be fine.
I'm in favor of a mandatory minimum standard so we could at least halt the race to the bottom.
I'm also in favor of requirements for pecentage of E+ seats and some proportionality on pricing for extra space so larger people always have an option.
I doubt we'll ever see these things, though.
First, that guy is a total asshat and if that were a man he was doing that to, shit wouldn't have gone down like that.
You are assuming facts not in evidence. As above, I'm a male and I've been close to throwing down with a male aggressively reclining. I'm not proud of it but that's where things ended up.
Secondly, while he is in the last row, and his seat doesn't recline, tough. Use your words and conversation and maybe--GASP--politely explain to the lady that I can't recline and am crunched up in there. Imagine a world where people use common courtesy.
Relying on people's social skills to resolve these situations is already a bad plan and it gets worse as people's sense of entitlement and lack of social skills due to heavy internet use increases year by year.
On the topic of reclining seats, I'll recline mine every single damn flight. That's why they're there. One practice, however, I do is not slamming it back violently, but casually, slowly taking it back so as not to jar the person behind me, or disrupt them if they've got a laptop out, a drink on their traytable, etc.
Some of the damn time there's someone behind you whose knees are already jammed against the seat back and reclining your damn seat is going to make a bad situation worse. But yea for your social skills.
But yeah, that dude needs a blue juice swirly. And a good old fashioned ass kicking to straighten his attitude out.
How's your career in diplomacy going?