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105. So we go by the lowest common denominator?
Lovely. Tyranny of mendacity.

Sucks to be them.

Don't like it? Complain to the airline.
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  -Air rage: Is reclining your seat a right? Liberal_in_LA  Dec-09-10 08:43 PM   #0 
  - Oooh, yummy, popcorn! And beer!  GoneOffShore   Dec-09-10 08:45 PM   #1 
  - no popcorn needed. There is no controversy. EVERYONE HATES A RECLINED HEAD IN THEIR LAP  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-09-10 08:48 PM   #6 
     - I think the only cure for that...  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 08:58 PM   #15 
     - Nope. Infants and small children.  Igel   Dec-09-10 10:41 PM   #61 
     - Well yes. And every time you kick the back of an airplane seat, God  GoneOffShore   Dec-10-10 07:11 PM   #131 
     - Then fly First Class and pay through the nose!  DailyGrind51   Dec-11-10 09:10 AM   #139 
  - Personally, I don't think coach seats recline enough. nt  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-10 08:45 PM   #2 
  - If there's someone behind me I never recline my seat.  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 08:46 PM   #3 
  - me too! I'm short but I still hate it when the seat in front of me reclines  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-09-10 08:47 PM   #5 
  - agreed.....  dhill926   Dec-09-10 08:49 PM   #9 
  - Me too, but from the comments on this thread, it seems civility  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 09:07 PM   #30 
  - Being civil and considerate does not mean that I must fly  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-10 09:27 AM   #82 
  - Neither do I.  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 10:26 PM   #58 
  - Really not an option on long-haul flights...  JCMach1   Dec-10-10 01:56 AM   #68 
  - Why? n/t  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 03:48 AM   #72 
  - Unless you can sleep upright.... also when everyone else puts their seat back, you lose your  JCMach1   Dec-10-10 04:21 AM   #75 
     - That is why the airlines should fix the seats so they don't recline  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 11:22 AM   #99 
        - The airlines should fix the problem by resetting the number of seats to factory configurations.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-11-10 11:10 AM   #145 
           - ding,ding,ding - You have the correct answer  HelenWheels   Dec-11-10 11:27 AM   #148 
              - I truly hate it when the person in front of me does a full recline into my lap  Gormy Cuss   Dec-11-10 11:45 AM   #149 
  - everyone reclines  reggie the dog   Dec-10-10 10:53 AM   #92 
  - :goodposting: same here!  jeffrey_X   Dec-10-10 02:00 PM   #115 
  - No, but neither is assault and battery.  elleng   Dec-09-10 08:47 PM   #4 
  - Can I file assault charges...  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 08:59 PM   #17 
     - Dream about taking it to his parents!  elleng   Dec-09-10 09:01 PM   #20 
     - Oh, I'm sure you know how that works out...  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 09:04 PM   #25 
     - dupe  elleng   Dec-09-10 09:01 PM   #21 
     - I have to jiggle my feet and move them around to prevent blood clots.  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:17 PM   #40 
  - idk, but it's only a matter of time before the airlines figure out how to charge you for doing it.  Incitatus   Dec-09-10 08:48 PM   #7 
  - LOL. n/t  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 08:49 PM   #10 
  - Any complaint has to be with the airline. Assaulting a passenger is never the answer.  JBoy   Dec-09-10 08:49 PM   #8 
  - Yea right  pipoman   Dec-09-10 09:01 PM   #19 
  - If you want more space, that is what FIRST CLASS is for.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-09-10 08:51 PM   #11 
  - Thank You  NashVegas   Dec-09-10 08:59 PM   #18 
  - Which airline costs $40 more and gives plenty of legroom?  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:05 PM   #27 
     - Southwest  NashVegas   Dec-10-10 12:27 PM   #111 
     - Many do now  Hawkowl   Dec-10-10 02:48 PM   #118 
  - I think First Class, where there is plenty of room, should be for reclining seats.  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:19 PM   #42 
  - how would you sleep between basel and chicago?  reggie the dog   Dec-10-10 11:02 AM   #93 
     - I avoid sleeping on airplanes because it adds to the risk of a DVT --  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 11:44 AM   #106 
        - I need to sleep on overnight flights because I am healthy and I can  bettyellen   Dec-11-10 08:18 AM   #135 
  - Yeahbutno  some guy   Dec-10-10 03:46 AM   #71 
  - + one million  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-10 09:30 AM   #83 
  - I flew from Atlanta to Sacramento last month on Delta...  mike_c   Dec-09-10 08:53 PM   #12 
  - you poor thing. I've been in that position.  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-09-10 09:05 PM   #26 
  - I have too... and the person had horrendous breath, to boot  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 09:08 PM   #34 
     - or you can see their dandruff or hair plugs up close  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-10-10 04:22 PM   #129 
  - Would spitballs in that situation constitute assault?  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:08 PM   #31 
  - Technically, yes. Spitting on someone would be assault.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-09-10 09:09 PM   #35 
     - If the person reclining had pouffy enough hair,  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:24 PM   #44 
     - Glitter would be a nice addition. n/t  Contrary1   Dec-09-10 09:30 PM   #51 
        - Do they sell sticky glitter? n/t  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:33 PM   #52 
     - Air sickness.  Igel   Dec-09-10 10:58 PM   #62 
        - "...and HURRY, please!" LOL! nt  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 11:08 AM   #95 
  - Let's see  pipoman   Dec-09-10 09:11 PM   #37 
  - Prop your laptop or book on top of her head, or get one of those wire  madmom   Dec-10-10 09:37 AM   #85 
  - If the chair wasn't meant to be reclined, why incorporate  LisaL   Dec-09-10 08:53 PM   #13 
  - Because the chair manufacturers did not intend the airlines  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 09:06 PM   #28 
  - bingo. correct answer.  crazylikafox   Dec-09-10 10:23 PM   #57 
  - Exactly. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 11:09 AM   #96 
  - Some seats still have ashtrays in the arms  Amaril   Dec-10-10 01:32 PM   #113 
  - I think they recline too far.  enlightenment   Dec-09-10 08:55 PM   #14 
  - Last Plane I Was On, They Only Reclined 4 Inches, You Think That's Too Much??  AndyTiedye   Dec-09-10 09:20 PM   #43 
  - It is when you have absolutely no leg room even when there's no reclining happening.  HughBeaumont   Dec-10-10 03:17 PM   #124 
  - I think that sums it up...  Phentex   Dec-10-10 09:10 AM   #78 
  - East solution: airlines should section the plane into recliner and non-recliner.  snagglepuss   Dec-09-10 08:58 PM   #16 
  - What's your West solution?  some guy   Dec-10-10 03:43 AM   #70 
     - Hammocks...  Phentex   Dec-10-10 09:08 AM   #77 
     - Hammocks  georgettedams   Dec-11-10 10:45 PM   #152 
     - Reminds me of a blonde joke I wonce heard (and love--and I'm allowed  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 11:10 AM   #97 
        - I may be blonde,  blueamy66   Dec-11-10 09:09 AM   #138 
  - Two axioms of life...  -..__...   Dec-09-10 09:02 PM   #22 
  - A finger puppet show above their head would be fun.  Toucano   Dec-09-10 09:04 PM   #24 
  - I'd recline my seat, lean forward, and just leave it reclined.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-09-10 09:08 PM   #32 
     - Aren't you just a joy....  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 09:10 PM   #36 
     - Certainly not...  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-09-10 09:13 PM   #38 
        - I think you should pay for a seat in First Class and recline all you like.  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:26 PM   #45 
     - Do you wear nose plugs as well?  -..__...   Dec-09-10 09:28 PM   #49 
     - I imagine you have quite a stockpile of petulant little tricks...  LanternWaste   Dec-10-10 03:16 PM   #123 
  - Do the seats recline that much?  Toucano   Dec-09-10 09:03 PM   #23 
  - they recline quite a bit  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-09-10 09:07 PM   #29 
  - No need to be violent about it...  pipi_k   Dec-09-10 09:08 PM   #33 
  - Ask for an Exit Row or a Bulkhead Row Then  AndyTiedye   Dec-09-10 09:16 PM   #39 
  - Airlines are charging extra for that now.  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 10:28 PM   #59 
  - not in the back row of the plane - I always check to be sure I didn't get that seat  tomm2thumbs   Dec-09-10 09:17 PM   #41 
  - When I "used" to fly I would look over my shoulder a bit and recline just a little. Often  RKP5637   Dec-09-10 09:26 PM   #46 
  - Yes, it is.  X_Digger   Dec-09-10 09:27 PM   #47 
  - But the person behind you might have even longer legs  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 09:29 PM   #50 
  - They paid the same $189 I did. Let em recline, too. n/t  X_Digger   Dec-10-10 09:19 AM   #79 
     - And when that person is in the back row which doesn't recline?  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 11:36 AM   #103 
        - So we go by the lowest common denominator?  X_Digger   Dec-10-10 11:43 AM   #105 
  - I paid for the seat back table with my ticket.  Gaedel   Dec-10-10 10:07 AM   #89 
  - Feel free.  X_Digger   Dec-10-10 11:45 AM   #107 
     - They might do a pretty good job of "nudging" you through the seatback.  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 11:47 AM   #108 
        - A little to the left.. ahh, that's better. That's the spot.  X_Digger   Dec-10-10 11:50 AM   #109 
           - So you're not the wuss who turned around and complained  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 02:49 PM   #119 
              - Nope.. I've had babies spew on me, kids yelling in my ears..  X_Digger   Dec-10-10 03:17 PM   #125 
  - I'm 6'7" and in a wheelchair....  Ezlivin   Dec-11-10 10:38 AM   #142 
  - OMG - I remember when flying wasn't a contact sport  GCP   Dec-09-10 09:27 PM   #48 
  - Oh, for chrissakes, don't  SheilaT   Dec-09-10 09:40 PM   #53 
  - reclining seats  buzzard   Dec-09-10 09:41 PM   #54 
  - I only use the feature when there's no one behind me. n/t  pnwmom   Dec-09-10 10:09 PM   #56 
  - People in reclined into my face makes me sneeze...  mackdaddy   Dec-09-10 10:07 PM   #55 
  - Ha Ha Ha Ha. . Best reply in whole thread!!!  B Calm   Dec-10-10 03:09 PM   #120 
  - Dip your fingers in a glass of water and flick them forward the same time you sneeze.  B Calm   Dec-10-10 03:14 PM   #121 
  - It isn't just an annoyance, reclined seats are dangerous  howaboutme   Dec-11-10 09:02 AM   #137 
  - I recline and don't feel bad about it one bit  taught_me_patience   Dec-09-10 10:28 PM   #60 
  - Why don't we put the blame where it belongs?  customerserviceguy   Dec-09-10 11:03 PM   #63 
  - The airlines claim that we're to blame because passengers demand low fares.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-11-10 11:22 AM   #146 
     - I'm going to figure out how to afford it  customerserviceguy   Dec-11-10 09:37 PM   #151 
  - So because they don't believe they can do anything about the airlines  Greyhound   Dec-09-10 11:03 PM   #64 
  - There's a button, there's an announcement at the end to "put your seat backs up"  Warren DeMontague   Dec-10-10 12:59 AM   #65 
  - Here's the deal and keep in mind I take LONG LONG flights. If the person in front of me  JCMach1   Dec-10-10 01:52 AM   #66 
  - I would've grabbed his LEFT ear  pinboy3niner   Dec-10-10 01:56 AM   #67 
  - That passenger could have moved if he didn't  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-10 09:37 AM   #84 
  - Have all seats like the ones in the back row - the ones that don't  Obamanaut   Dec-10-10 03:38 AM   #69 
  - I just curl up in the lap of the person sitting behind me. Who doesn't like to cuddle strange men?nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-10-10 03:49 AM   #73 
  - Flying today is such a delight.  Golden Raisin   Dec-10-10 04:01 AM   #74 
  - those with back issues may need to recline just to not be in pain  mainer   Dec-10-10 08:49 AM   #76 
  - I try to be aware of the person behind me, but if I want to recline...I recline.  Renew Deal   Dec-10-10 09:21 AM   #80 
  - Hell, yes, it is. Those seats are uncomfortable enough  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-10 09:24 AM   #81 
  - Can't they create recline and no-recline zones?  reformist2   Dec-10-10 09:40 AM   #86 
  - Well, it is . . .  HughBeaumont   Dec-10-10 09:44 AM   #87 
  - "It's called common courtesy, goddamnit. " Sorry, but I am absolutely  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 11:16 AM   #98 
     - It's sort of the intent.  HughBeaumont   Dec-10-10 11:39 AM   #104 
        - Oh, I sympathize--and as a non-recliner myself (maybe an inch)  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 12:08 PM   #110 
  - I don't mind reclining per se, though I don't do it  Recursion   Dec-10-10 09:56 AM   #88 
  - Yes, if your seat reclines.  OrwellwasRight   Dec-10-10 10:09 AM   #90 
  - If you want to recline into someone's space, YOU should pay them  pnwmom   Dec-10-10 11:34 AM   #102 
     - Then why do the seats recline? Why do they have an announcement to put the seats back up?  Warren DeMontague   Dec-10-10 02:41 PM   #116 
     - It's a feature of the aircraft that is ALREADY PAID FOR.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-11-10 07:59 AM   #134 
     - It is not "their" space.  OrwellwasRight   Dec-11-10 11:05 AM   #144 
  - Yes - frequent topic at flyertalk  jberryhill   Dec-10-10 10:14 AM   #91 
  - The seat in front of me is always reclined...  ThatsMyBarack   Dec-10-10 11:05 AM   #94 
  - everyone may have the RIGHT to recline...  GSLevel9   Dec-10-10 11:22 AM   #100 
  - I fly regularly and I don't usually recline unless I am in first class or "even more legroom"  ddeclue   Dec-10-10 11:25 AM   #101 
  - I almost had a laptop broken because some asshole reclined too far back in his seat.  Initech   Dec-10-10 12:39 PM   #112 
  - I'm inclined to recline. To recline is sublime.  callous taoboy   Dec-10-10 01:55 PM   #114 
  - I'll have a club soda  Warren DeMontague   Dec-10-10 02:41 PM   #117 
     - I'd rather be supine, so at lest let me recline. It's on my dime.  callous taoboy   Dec-10-10 04:15 PM   #127 
        - There once was an anti-recline Nazi on Jet Blue....  callous taoboy   Dec-10-10 04:17 PM   #128 
  - My brother and I had the precise same types of confrontations in the car  LanternWaste   Dec-10-10 03:14 PM   #122 
  - i have never had this problem because i DEFEND  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-10-10 03:27 PM   #126 
  - Have you ever had a spinal problem?  jberryhill   Dec-10-10 10:53 PM   #132 
     - and i assume that if someone were to make that big of a deal about it  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-11-10 06:58 AM   #133 
        - so you lile to pull sneaky shit preventing other people from reclining, but if they have  bettyellen   Dec-11-10 08:34 AM   #136 
           - it's not really sneaky  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-11-10 10:02 AM   #140 
              - so you want a doctors note about a medical problem and you'll decide if it's serious enough for you  bettyellen   Dec-11-10 10:23 AM   #141 
                 - again  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-11-10 11:03 AM   #143 
  - It didn't used to be that big a problem, but as the airlines cram more seats into  tblue37   Dec-10-10 06:54 PM   #130 
  - Holy Shit, lots of comments. Yes, but not on a persons laptop.  Pavulon   Dec-11-10 11:26 AM   #147 
  - It Makes All The Difference To Me If People Ask First.  Paladin   Dec-11-10 12:36 PM   #150 

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