American Airlines Seat Reclining Debacle

Feb 13 49 Comments

As I’m sure many od you have now seen, there is a viral video of a man repeatedly punching/pushing on the woman’s seat in front of him because she reclined. curious to see how Blind feels about recline culture - should you do it, only if you ask first, or never?

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  • T-Mobile Abby91
    Now that the greedy airlines have crammed more rows of seats on the plane, they really need to disable the ability to recline. The 2 inch recline does nothing for the recliner but can certainly disrupt the comfort of the person on the receiving end of the recline. I'm 6 feet tall. I'll never punch a seat. But I have ovcassionally gotten up and stood right next to the recliner as soon as they recline.
    Feb 13 22
    • Amazon BlindIy
      Splunk, no, it’s super easy to do in one of the super tiny planes. It was truly an accident though it did happen after I asked as I suggested in a prior comment further up. You then commented about people crying about their knees after I mentioned that.
      Feb 13
    • Splunk koolaidd
      I am super sorry for your super soft knees
      Feb 13
  • Bank of America
    Escanor ☝🏾☀️

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    If the seat reclines I’m reclining in it. I paid for this. Unless I’m in a bulkhead row, I expect someone in front of me to recline as well. That’s just how it works.
    Feb 13 9
    • Amazon BlindIy
      People are going to be self-interested. That is what drives the vast majority of our actions. That being said, it’s usually in the best interest of the person in front of me to not recline as it probably won’t be comfortable when I frequently move my knees around that rocks their seat around.
      Feb 13
    • Bank of America
      Escanor ☝🏾☀️

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      Again, I’m just utilizing the functionality of the seat 💺🤷🏾‍♂️
      Feb 13
  • American Express yoyolow
    reclining is your right, however you should not do it during food/drink service. that guy is nuts
    Feb 13 2
    • Goldman Sachs JqHq56
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      He apparently asked her to un-recline while he ate, which she did, but then once she reclined again once he was finished he started the punching...crazy
      Feb 13
    • PayPal starbird
      Who the fuck punches and pushes the seats? What a fucking man child
      Feb 13
  • PayPal starbird
    I’m not fucking asking anyone shit. If you don’t like it, then shoulda bought premium seats.
    Feb 13 3
    • PayPal starbird
      Into my face? Bro it’s 2 fucking inches. I’m tall and want the extra space so I try to fly premium+ if I can, otherwise I suck it up like a normal person.

      Minimum courtesy? It’s literally there for you recline.
      Feb 13
    • Microsoft wndws
      Oh I can imagine the frustration you have :) especially being tall on a plane.

      Unfortunately all the planes economy section are not welcoming for tall/fat/disabled people.
      Feb 13
  • HashiCorp Karla2018
    I was once on a flight from SF to Austin. The dude next to me was trying to work on his laptop, which was sitting on his tray table. The woman in front of him tried to recline, and he pushed his hand against the back of her seat as hard as he could, so she couldn’t. After about 5 minutes of angry pushing, and her trying to recline, they finally got into a verbal altercation.
    I was kind of on the guy’s side. It was a short flight in the middle of the afternoon. Did she really have to recline?
    Feb 13 1
    • Bank of America
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      Yes she did
      Feb 13
  • Amazon we8dw
    Reclining the way it is today should have never been approved. Who even thought it is a good idea with the economy densities we have today? The person in front reclines and boom, now the screen is right in your face, all you can do is recline yourself when you didn't want to or count the hair on the head of person in front of you.
    Feb 13 1
    • Boeing / R&D
      FloridaSME

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      Yea when I was a kid and flew with my dad I remember everyone would recline and it really wasnt a big deal. These days you feel like you should think twice, I feel like seats have gotten so tight out of nowhere.
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  • Alaska Airlines gcsg06
    Reclining slowly and after the service ends is the way to roll 👌
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  • Amazon BlindIy
    I think it really really depends on the plane. If it’s one of those 2 seats on one side and 1 seat on the other super tiny planes ... You are probably asking to get a lot of bumps in the back when you recline back against someone whose legs already can’t physically fit. I’m not super tall but I am 6’3’’...
    Feb 13 1
    • Amazon BlindIy
      And I didn’t mean by intentionally punching^ I am just referring to the fact that I’ll need to move my legs a lot especially with the reduced space.
      Feb 13
  • Panasonic Avionics rawwwr
    I remember flying coach and feeling very claustrophobic when a kid in front me reclined. I was also stuck in the middle of the 5 seat row. I asked the kid's mom if she can only recline a little bit and she said "no, how else is my 7 year old going to sleep?" I was like "it's just a stupid kid!" in my mind. But, I just had to bear it. Thank goodness the air attendant told the mom to put up the seat during meal time, cause the mom was not going to. 😐
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  • Boeing / R&D
    FloridaSME

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    I mean it's part of the seat. Sure it can be a little annoying and I dont do it most of the time because I feel bad but I dont care when the person in front of me does it.
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