This has been a rather controversial topic lately with airline squeezing seats closer and closer together…
(Image by CrankyFlier)
If you’ve sat in an Economy Class seat lately, especially on American/European carriers or any airline that uses the typical 31 inches of pitch, you know how tight it can be.
I’d like to hear it from you guys:
Do you have the right to always recline your seat?
Note this is primarily for Economy Class… most classes above that aren’t really affected by recline.
There’s two articles that have opposing standpoints on this argument:
Reclining Your Seat Is A Right (With Conditions)
It’s a really good read and brings up many good points regarding why seat recline is your right and why there are times you shouldn’t recline.
Then, there’s this one:
Though this article exaggerates quite a bit, it brings up some key points.
1. Do you recline your seat without acknowledging the person behind you?
- I recline my seat without looking behind me
- I recline my seat after acknowledging the person behind me
- I never recline my seat
2. Is reclining your seat a given right because you own the seat?