Airline seats should not recline. They just shouldn’t. Because it never fails, when I’m crunched in my little tiny, inhumane seat, the person in front of me RECLINES in theirs, making me crunch into an even smaller unhappy ball. I don’t like it, makes me twitchy. Yes, they have every right to recline in their seat, but that doesn’t mean they should. It’s a bit like the last donut in the box. Yes, you can take it. But you really should not.
Let me illustrate the dangers of what can happen when you recline in your seat. Recently a passenger on a United flight did the unspeakable and reclined his seat. This earned him a slap on the head from the passenger (otherwise known as My Hero) directly behind him.
The slap quickly turned into a crazy, full-on bitch slapping contest, with flight attendants and another passenger jumping into the fray.
Soon, more drama. The Air Force was called in, fighter jets scrambled and, well, I can’t remember the rest but it was insanity.
This is the part you need to know…It was crazytown, absolute crazy town, and it all began because a passenger reclined in his seat.
Of course this all happened in coach….otherwise known as slave seat coach.
Slave seats. You have heard about this, no? Very recently a well-regarded someone released a scary visual comparing modern airlines to slave ships.
You see how cramped and icky it all is? I’m not sure which is the ship and which is the airplane here but I suppose that’s the whole point of the thing.
The expert calls this similarity “curious”.
It’s really not so curious. When you are in coach and flying anywhere at anytime, do not recline your seat. Just sit there, all upright and miserable, like the rest of the captive passengers.
Please and thank you.