We all know airline seats, especially in coach, give people very little room, and while most people have the ability to recline their chair, is it really okay to do so? Well, that’s the debate that’s currently going viral on Twitter after a women filmed a man who was punching the back of her seat because she reclined it.
The woman, Wendi, was sitting in front of a man whose seat did not recline, and when she pushed hers back he didn’t take it well. She says he first asked her to put it up when he ate, and she obliged, but when she reclined again he began punching her seat, so she began filming. The woman then complained to the American Airlines flight attendant, but instead of reprimanding the guy, they offered him a free drink and even threatened to have her escorted off the plane.
So, who is in the wrong in this situation? Well, apparently opinions are mixed. Plenty of people were shocked by the guys behavior, as well as the actions of the airline.
I personally do not believe the guy should have been pushing on her seat, however I do not believe that people should be able to recline on flights. More specifically, for domestic flights. Most of the airplane routes get you to your destination in 45 minutes to 4 hours. The plane is not a bed. You don’t need to nap. It’s just a mode of transportation. The space is already too cramped, and some people sometimes set up their iPad to watch movies which when the person reclines, it hinders your ability to enjoy your space. Airlines should remove this feature.
I am okay with people reclining on long haul flights. Being stuck in an airplane for 8 hours, that’s tough.
Source: Daily Mail