Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from plasko. Show plasko's posts

    Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    Just read a funny article about passengers on a flight from Washington who had a fight over reclining seats - One wanted to recline and lounge about and the guy he was "lying on" did not like it, they had a punch up and the flight had to return to the airport, after dumping fuel and being escorted by fighter jets.

    Since airlines now cram too many seats into one space, should they remove the ability to recline them? 
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from SwizzleSticks. Show SwizzleSticks's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    Remembering the last flight that I was on (not too long ago), I really can't imagine there being much room to recline on an airplane anymore.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from UserName99. Show UserName99's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    I have a rule.  If someone reclines in front of me, then I recline on the person behind me.  

    I apply the same rule to standing at a concert.
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from plasko. Show plasko's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    Actually WDYWN, you might be interested in Ryanair in UK, who propsed "standing seats" where you stand up the entire travel time and strap yourself in like that. These seats would then be cheaper than regular sir-down seats. Maybe a similar things should be adopted here for short-haul flights, then they can give more reclining space to the sections of sit-down, and everybody wins?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7864921/Ryanair-to-sell-5-tickets-for-standing-room-only-flights.html

    99, I must admit I also recline a bit if the person in front of me is doing so. 
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from miscricket. Show miscricket's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    I was going to say Yes..until I read WDYWN's comment...now I am not so sure...I am short..so leg room is not a problem for me...but having someone reclined too far back can also be annoying..but people tend to stay away from me on airplanes..lol
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Eastcoaster. Show Eastcoaster's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    Instead of stopping the ability to recline, simply limit how far the chair back can recline. They already to this in at least one row associated with the emergency wing exits. Or, do as I do. Get up every once and a while and 'bump' into the reclined seat so it jars the person and then apologize. Most of the time the message is received.

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from topaz978. Show topaz978's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    They should just add 2 inches to each row. It will raise the cost by about 6 seats on an average jet. Maybe the number is 1.5 but the point is unless they deal with the issue more people will not travel or do other travel than airline. The airport is already a scary place with a long delay to get on the plane. If you travel less than 350 miles then take a bus. You'll get there and not have the BS at the airport with extra charges and parking.
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from Heisinberg. Show Heisinberg's posts

    Re: Should airlines stop the ability of seats to recline?

    If they could , then they would . That way they could fit another row on the plane. After that , people would want the arm rests removed so there would be no conflict over that as well. $10 bottle of water anyone ?
     
Sections
Shortcuts

Share