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  •  You're the seat police? (4+ / 0-)

    I chose the airline, the class of travel, and the seat, as did you.  I chose a seat that reclines a bit, and the airline chose to install a seat that reclines.  Get over it.  

    Want more room?  Upgrade.  Don't want to share the armrest?  Upgrade.  Want to take two huge carry-on bags, and fit them in the overhead?  Upgrade.

    I agree with the no-sudden move advice....but the move is coming, because I paid for my seat, I'm 6'+, and the seats decline for a reason.

    To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

    by joesig on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 09:09:27 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you Mr. 1%. I am not policing the whole (2+ / 0-)
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      but I am concerned with my area. Also if it is the aisle seat that is all the way back the people in the middle and window seats have a hard time getting out for restroom use. Cogratulations, you have made three other people have a bad day. I amd 6 ft 3 in and I try to be thoughtful. Also sometimes the upgrade seats like the exit row are not available unless you are a member of that airlines special club or pay for their sponsored credit card.

      Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

      by OHdog on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:56:03 AM PDT

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      •  Mr. 1%? (4+ / 0-)

        What is so hard to understand about the fact that the seat is designed to recline?  If you are using something the way it was designed to be used, suddenly it's a problem?  

        I travel for work.  If I'm on a 2, or 4, or 14 hour flight, I will recline my seat as it is supposed to be reclined.  When you choose a seat online, many airlines will even warn you that a certain seat does not recline, so you can avoid it--because they know the damn seats are meant to recline.  But then there's you, kicking the seat like a spoiled child because you think the airline, the plane manufacturer, and the other passengers just don't get it.  

        To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

        by joesig on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 05:17:31 AM PDT

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        •  Sorry I just jumped to the conclusion that you're (0+ / 0-)

          wealthy since every one of your solutions is to pay a hell of a lot more for space.

          Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

          by OHdog on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 03:11:08 PM PDT

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          •  I've been doing a long commute to work... (1+ / 0-)
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            since late 2009.  Usually from my home to DC, then either a 14 hour flight to Dubai and a shorter flight to Kabul/Kandahar or, the past year or so, my home to DC then to either Nairobi or Istanbul, and then the last leg to Mogadishu.  And then I go somewhere interesting involving more flights (usually) as part of my vacation before doing the whole thing again.  

            Either the companies I work for, or I, usually pay for the upgrade, or I suffer in the cheap seats.  And happily use every inch of recline granted to me.  United, once you're at the over 100k miles in a year level, gives worldwide upgrade certificates, which really help.  

            To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

            by joesig on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 08:17:21 PM PDT

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      •  It's not "your" space. (1+ / 0-)
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        That's part of what the person with the seat pays for.

        •  It is actually your space. You are paying for (0+ / 0-)

          somewhat fluid space that may or may not be impinged upon by the person in front of you reclining--you have the same option.  If that weren't the case, the airlines wouldn't install them.  Most people I see in airlines DO recline their seats all the way.  I usually put them back part way unless it's midnight and I'm desperate to get some sleep (in which case it is expected that people WILL put their seats back all the way.)

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