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Old 05-10-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Reclining your seat when flying

I was just reading an article on flying and there was a huge discussion about whether or not it is rude to recline your seat. Please answer the poll and discuss here.

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Old 05-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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The seat recline, so how can it be considered rude. Are the seats too close together, yes.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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The argument that the author made, and many of the readers agreed with, is that it is rude because you are putting your comfort over the person behind you.
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I said no, but I'll qualify that. Only a small tilt is really okay, and please tell the person behind you first.
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The argument that the author made, and many of the readers agreed with, is that it is rude because you are putting your comfort over the person behind you.

I do put my comfort over the the person behind me, but only so far as I am allowed by the reclining seat...the seat that is just like theirs.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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I have made many flights in my lifetime and it has never been a problem if the person in front of me reclined their seat.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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Each person has the option to recline to maintain the same distance from the seat in front of them as when not reclined. I do recline at times and accept that the person in front of me has the right to recline as well.

I hate to fly because it's a constant discomfort from partially undressing and redressing at the security gate prior to boarding until I get off the plane and collect baggage. I'm over six feet tall and the seats are too close together. I'm never comfortable, ever. You're entitled to any comfort you can get reasonably. Reclining is reasonable.
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Comfort is just about the only thing that's "free" these days on the airlines, and as one who has more than a million air miles, and is a private pilot, I'm not always interested in staring out the window. I'd often prefer to take a nap - and back goes the seat, which was designed to do that. Now, I may not put it all of the way, but only part of the way, depending on whether there's anyone seated directly behind me.
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Each person has the option to recline to maintain the same distance from the seat in front of them as when not reclined. I do recline at times and accept that the person in front of me has the right to recline as well.

I hate to fly because it's a constant discomfort from partially undressing and redressing at the security gate prior to boarding until I get off the plane and collect baggage. I'm over six feet tall and the seats are too close together. I'm never comfortable, ever. You're entitled to any comfort you can get reasonably. Reclining is reasonable.

I agree with Andy, when I started flying it was kind of special. Now it is about the worst form of travel. The reclining seats were never a problem to me. The worst for me was the middle seat. I could never get comfortable in those things.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:44 PM   #10
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I think the level of comfort for the passenger behind your tilted seat depends on the size of this person. I am tall, and barely have room with the seat forward. However, I figure this is my problem and not the person's ahead of me.

The hassle of flying today is almost not worth it. I try to get an emergency exit seat, although now some airlines are charging extra for these seats. Time was you got them if you looked liked you could help others in the event of an emergency. Barring that, I opt for an aisle seat.
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