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Old 05-10-2011, 02:43 PM   #21
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"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"....For that reason I do not recline my seat...and buddy you better not either!! ~~ Exceptions made for drop dead gorgeous red heads....or brunettes, or an occasional blonde
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:51 PM   #22
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P.S. To my above post.......

I have to have a window seat, as it helps my claustrophobia to be able to look out. With the front seats relined it's nearly impossible to manage to get out, especially if there are three seats across to the isle. Grrrrrrr
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:59 PM   #23
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If it is going to inconvenience the person behind you, I wouldn't exactly call it rude, but it would be impolite. Rude seems to harsh because like mentioned, they recline for a reason.
However, I do find it very rude to only think of yourself. Obviously I had a different upbringing than some folks. That is probably why some areas of the US have stereotypes, or a general way the people are perceived.

Oh, and don't be taken your smelly shoes off either, lol.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #24
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Oh, and don't be taken your smelly shoes off either, lol.
During the 1960s and early 70s, first class passengers used to get terry-cloth socks and encouraged to take off their shoes to relax. Of course people didn't look as if they were on a day outing on a Tijuana tour bus either! They wore dresses and suits when they traveled. Snacks, meals and non-alcoholic beverages were free and meal service was on china and you used REAL silverware. (sigh!)
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #25
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During the 1960s and early 70s, first class passengers used to get terry-cloth socks and encouraged to take off their shoes to relax. Of course people didn't look as if they were on a day outing on a Tijuana tour bus either! They wore dresses and suits when they traveled. Snacks, meals and non-alcoholic beverages were free and meal service was on china and you used REAL silverware. (sigh!)
In the '60s & early '70s, I used to look forward to the meals on SAS! And that was in coach. There was only coach or 1st class back then.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:02 PM   #26
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During the 1960s and early 70s, first class passengers used to get terry-cloth socks and encouraged to take off their shoes to relax. Of course people didn't look as if they were on a day outing on a Tijuana tour bus either! They wore dresses and suits when they traveled. Snacks, meals and non-alcoholic beverages were free and meal service was on china and you used REAL silverware. (sigh!)
That brings a question to mind... would you rather someone take off their sandals, or their shoes?
Give me the sandal person. I know those feet have been aired out.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:27 PM   #27
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That brings a question to mind... would you rather someone take off their sandals, or their shoes?
Give me the sandal person. I know those feet have been aired out.
Back in the '60s, a lot of people would point and hold their noses when they saw a man wearing sandals

I think that feet need to be enclosed to get stinky.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:12 PM   #28
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I wouldn't say reclining was rude, but if I felt someone was bothered by my reclining my seat, I'd tell them nicely that I needed to rest a bit. We are paying for that privalege why not use it if possible?
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:25 PM   #29
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I don't think its necessarily rude, but I try not to recline until the point of the flight where everyone is trying to sleep because I know how much it irritates me.

If its a short haul flight however I don't see why you need to recline. Most chairs in peoples offices and homes don't recline so I'm pretty sure people can go 2 hours or so sitting in an upright position, that way no one imposes on anyone else's space.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #30
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I take the train. It might be a long trip, but it is relatively inexpensive, I don't have to show up two hours early so that I can be submitted to a cavity search. In fact, I pretty much get to keep all my clothes on unless I decide to remove them. I can bring up to 5 pieces of luggage free fer nuthin, nobody wants to search them, no dogs arte going to sniff them, and they are all readily available to me if I need something from them. There is no limit on the size of any of the toiletries I bring with me. None of the employees I come in contact with before, during or after the trip work for the TSA, so there is no chance of an abuse of power. I can bring all the food and beverages I wish, including alcohol, and I have more room than the the average first class airplane seat in which to enjoy these libations. I do not need to EVER be strapped into my seat and no one ever tells me to turn off any electronic device at any time during the trip. I can move around the entire train at my leisure without having to worry about being pinned to the overhead by unexpected turbulence, and if I don't like my traveling companions, I can always proceed to the observation car and check out the goings on in your average American's backyard. Unfortunately, they don't have Frequent Railroading Miles.
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