What irritates you most at the airport/on the plane?
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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:58:17 PM


I can't remember ever flying on an airline that restricted under the seat baggage, unless you were in a bulkhead row, or on a tiny prop plane.


Yeah, writers allways get the best seats. Not.

I flew the chonhord once had the second worst seat on the plane and the cheapest. The staff took pity on me and told me to swap seats.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:09:21 PM

. To the seat recliners... Go ahead and recline, I can't stop you, but don't get pissed when I kick the crap out of your seat. If you recline just a tad, I'm ok. If you recline it the full way, I will make sure you don't sleep. It's rude! I don't want your smelly, dirty head in my lap.


Remind me who is the rude one here???

Some of you are really bad tempered flyers!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:09:50 PM
I still don't get the reclining thing. The seats recline, so isn't that what you do? Recline? I am a tall person with LONG legs and yeah it gets very crampy in your seat but I never got mad at the person who reclined in front of me cause the seats were meant to recline.

Now the kicking the back of the seat, or arm rest hogger and the carry on jerks... yep that bothers me...

I always remember Bill Cosby's routine about little Jeffrey and his mom on a flight... Jeffrey Jeffrey Jeffrey...



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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:35:15 PM
Interestingly to the poster who says people get huffy over having to sit in the middle seat, When we flew back over Christmas we couldn't get a window seat for DD. I asked if the guy sitting in the window seat would be willing to trade me for the isle , so DD could sit in the window spot.

He huffed and puffed and moved but I didn't realize asking to trade isle for window was such a big deal. If I was in your shoes, and someone wanted me to sit in the middle so they could have the isle I'd be like um, no.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:37:26 PM

Interestingly to the poster who says people get huffy over having to sit in the middle seat, When we flew back over Christmas we couldn't get a window seat for DD. I asked if the guy sitting in the window seat would be willing to trade me for the isle , so DD could sit in the window spot.
I wouldn't trade my window seat for anything.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:41:33 PM

Interestingly to the poster who says people get huffy over having to sit in the middle seat, When we flew back over Christmas we couldn't get a window seat for DD. I asked if the guy sitting in the window seat would be willing to trade me for the isle , so DD could sit in the window spot.

He huffed and puffed and moved but I didn't realize asking to trade isle for window was such a big deal. If I was in your shoes, and someone wanted me to sit in the middle so they could have the isle I'd be like um, no.


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I just flew on Saturday and there was a guy about 5 rows back spewing and coughing without covering his mouth it was disgusting.

All that recirculated air made me turn green with anxiety about catching the plague. I got a flu shot many months ago but I still worry!

I totally agree with those who said they felt so bad for parents with screaming and bawling babies. They are more stressed than the other passengers! It's those with the wild and obnoxious kids that tick me off. Always amazing to me how many parents can't control their kids. Not just toddlers but ones that are old enough to know better.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:09:08 PM
Gar- I'm not the rude one, I stay in my area. I don't recline my seat and crowd the person behind me just because I can. I said that if it's a little reclined, fine. It's the full recliners that I have an issue with. It's rude to put your head in someone else's lap.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:28:05 PM
1. People who recline their seats far back.
2. People who let their kids kick the back of your seat.
3. People who stand up immediately when the plane has landed and start pushing others to get to their carry-ons.
4. People who wear too much perfume or cologne.
5. People who smell of body odor.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:37:50 PM
I agree with Gar and WorkingClassDog...while I don't love it when people in front of me recline, I don't think it's rude....it's what their seats do, and they have that option. Like I said, it's inconvenient for me, but it's not rude of them. I'd blame it more on the airplane being built the way it is.

All you people who start farting and taking out your smelly feet and bumping and kicking the seat in front of you....that IS rude and a little cray cray.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:06:25 PM

People who insist on using laptops in coach, as if their life and comfort are far more important than anyone else's. If you want to work, book enough space to work without crowing out your seatmates (business or first class). If you can't do so for whatever reason and must sit in coach, suck it up and read a book or listen to music and relax for the trip.

People who think that when the FA announces "turn off all electronic devices," he/she means everyone else but them. Turn off your devices and keep them off until you're told it's OK to turn them back on. The world isn't going to end because you aren't connected/can't use your electronic device for a few hours (or less).

Misbehaved children that aren't attended to by their parents.

Anything else is tolerable.







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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:28:08 PM
For all of those who commented on the rude children-

We flew a lot when DS was 2 to 4. We would check in and find a place near our gate to play. We would bring some kind of ball- and throw it and let DS fetch it for us. We wore him out at the airport, and he would fall asleep on the plane. We got lots of dirty looks for letting our kid run around at the airport, but we always pointed out that it was better for him to run around the concourse than on the plane.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:48:03 PM

Anything else is tolerable.


Honestly, very little annoys me by fellow travelers. Maybe I just get lucky or something. I've never had anyone's dirty head in my lap...how is that even possible? Every plane I have been on, the seat only reclines a couple of inches. I am tall with long legs, and I have never been bothered by it. I don't recline my own seat because the small space it can be reclined doesn't seem to matter much.

I have been on planes with crying babies, and while I don't find it fun to listen to, I feel sorry for the parents. I doubt anyone wants their child to be crying like that. I've also never been on a flight with children unruly and running up and down the aisles. Again, I guess I must be lucky. For that I am thankful.

Other things, such as people running for the plane, again, that doesn't bother me. Who cares? It's not like the pilot sits and waits for a late passenger...when it's time to leave, they leave. I have been that person running for a plane, but not because I just couldn't be bothered to get to the airport on time, but because my flight was late and I nearly missed the connection.

I have also put my carry on bag in a bin rows away from my seat. That just happened to me back in the fall. But, the reason I did, is because the bins near my seat were full of bags that were way too huge to even BE carry ons. I think we pretty much all can agree that the flight attendants/airlines really need to crack down on what can be carried on as many people carry on bags that are way too big and should be checked.

I guess I just try to keep in mind that when flying, everyone is in the same packed sardine can and dealing with the same surly tsa agents and I give people the benefit of the doubt. Let's face it...there really is nothing fun about flying.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:45:03 PM
When the plane lands and the people seated behind me jump in front of me as I get out of my row to get off the plane. And I'm very quick.

I don't like it when people recline into me. It keeps me from being able to use my tray table. Sometimes, not always, it depends on the airline I guess. For the people that are so insistent on reclining because they can, I'm not sure why you would want to when you know it bothers so many people and in some cases is downright painful for them.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:50:18 PM

There are blocks that you can buy to keep somebody from leaning back. If I decided to fly again I just might buy some.

Would love to know where you saw those and how they work, megmc!



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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:52:53 PM

People who insist on using laptops in coach, as if their life and comfort are far more important than anyone else's.


Really? I use my laptop, even when I fly coach, and I don't infringe on anyone's space. My life and comfort aren't any more important than yours, but I'm not sure how using my laptop is a problem for anyone else.

Since I fly mostly for business, and most of my flights are long, I need to use that time to work...so how does that bother you?

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:59:02 PM
When I get on the plane with my babies on my travels to see our specialist who is a 45-min plane ride away and I get "those looks". I get it. I was single once. I was once married without children. But, I am one of those who genuinely loves flying. I love talking to complete strangers and just making small talk. I get uncomfortable when I get large numbers of people shooting me that look when the kids haven't even uttered a word or a cry.

I remember the first time flying with both of them. The airline's regulation wouldn't let me fly with 2 children under the age of 2, unaccompanied. I actually laughed out loud and told the flight agent that I had 2 more at home.

Anyway, my DH and I made that first trip with them when they were around 8-9 months old. Being preemies, at the time, they were only 9 & 10 pounds so I know that they looked like they would were newborns and would probably be screaming mid-takeoff. Thankfully, neither of them made a peep and we had amazing people who said thank you, and you have such good babies.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:03:56 PM
Wow. I hope none of you are behind me because, I recline my seat. No I'm not 6 feet tall. If you want more leg room pay for it! That's what I do. Stop directing your anger at fellow passengers for something that is the airline is creating. If you don't like the seat pitch in standard coach switch to an airline that has more.

My pet peeves have already been mentioned: people who are clueless at security screening, parents who make no attempt to control their children, people (and it's usually men) who take up more than their alloted space and people who feel like the rules don't apply to them



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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:24:25 PM
I only have 3-
1. Parents who don't buy a seat and have their kid in their laps. Then put them down to stand etc...if they can walk they need their own seats.
2. When people behind me standup and grab the top of my seat and pull it back because they need it to help them stand up. Ugh. Bugs me!
3. People who don't put their carryons above their seat and take the space above mine.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:59:40 PM

Stop directing your anger at fellow passengers for something that is the airline is creating. If you don't like the seat pitch in standard coach switch to an airline that has more.


Nobody is directing their anger at anyone, except maybe the airlines... this thread is about what irritates us...and airline seats that recline to where they cause discomfit for those behind you, is an irritation. But it's not like anyone starts lecturing the passenger in the seat that's reclining....well, OK, maybe one person is going to make their lives miserable, but we're just griping.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:08:45 PM
My pet peeves have to do with being on the airplane with people who wear strong fragrances, and people who ignore the requirement to turn off phones and other electronic devices.

Strong fragrances can trigger an asthma attack for me. I don't want to have an emergency up in the air. Unfortunately, I can't always drive, although I prefer driving over flying because then I don't have to worry about people who wear perfume or aftershave.

The people who don't turn off their devices aren't always caught by the stewardesses. Some of the stewardesses don't pay that much attention. Those devices can reportedly cause some problems with the navigation equipment. But there are always a few folks who ignore the requirement to turn off their phones or other electronics, unless someone makes them.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:02:46 AM
Just google airline seat blockers. and they are not expensive.

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Just google airline seat blockers. and they are not expensive.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:33:15 AM

Gar- I'm not the rude one,

I stay in my area. I don't recline my seat and crowd the person behind me just because I can.

I said that if it's a little reclined, fine. It's the full recliners that I have an issue with. It's rude to put your head in someone else's lap.



Your language says otherwise.

What makes you think they're doing it 'just because they can'? You have no idea as to why. It's a facility they've paid for. Your ire should be reserved for the airline.

You're exaggerating, hugely.



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Are people still bitching about seat recliners - good grief. I think my first megathread on 2Peas what about seat recliners. I am a FF-I may actually hit million miler status on United this year - it helps that they merged their program with Continental.

Seats recline - if you are not a fan of that functionality you can choose an airline where the seats do not recline, or recline less. But if you are like 95% of people and buy the cheapest ticket you can find - don't bitch because you don't like how uncomfortable the seats are when they're being used as they're designed. If you're tall, heavy, or just generally an unhappy person who need something to complain about - fly the airlines with more space (FYI they'll probably be more expensive), pay for Economy+, pay for a first class ticket, or stay home. But acting like a crazy person kicking and hitting the seat in front of you because of your mistaken notion that their using the seat as designed and advertised is rude is ridiculous.

Money talks - and people have said over and over again that they're more than happy to sardine themselves into the space provided instead of paying an extra $40 bucks for more room. And FYI - airlines have banned the "seat blockers" and "knee defenders" and you can get kicked off the flight if you don't follow the flight attendant's direction to remove them.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:14:10 AM
When putting your bag in the overhead compartment, turn your suitcase or bag to its side so that everyone's bag will fit into the compartment. Keep that horizontal space open.

I just recently flew back home from Washington DC on a SW flight that was completely booked and the attendants made that announcement before everyone boarded the plane. "Please turn your luggage on its side so that more bags will fit into the overhead compartment. Please do not spread your coat across the entire compartment bin. If you have smaller bags, please put 1 on top of the other in the bin. The longer it takes to rearrange the bags so that everyone's luggage will fit, the longer your flight will be delayed."

It was the fastest boarding of a plane that I had ever seen.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:19:05 AM

It's rude to put your head in someone else's lap.
After a number of threads here complaining about people being able to recline all the way into your laps, I was excited to fly on airplanes going into the US. Flying elsewhere, I've never seen a seat recline more than a few inches, at that's at the top.

Alas, I was disappointed to find that American Airlines' seats only recline a few inches too. So, what US airline have I got to fly to experience these super recliners?

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They are, however, forbidden by most airlines.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:37:43 AM

sometimes i think people try and think up things to complain about!! or it never bothered them until someone else mentioned it!
God, aren't you just special. Did you read the name of the thread before you stopped in to lay this gem on us?

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:38:33 AM

I still don't get the reclining thing. The seats recline, so isn't that what you do? Recline? I am a tall person with LONG legs and yeah it gets very crampy in your seat but I never got mad at the person who reclined in front of me cause the seats were meant to recline.




I truly don't get it either. Unless other airlines seats recline A LOT more than Delta's do, I've never had had somebody's head in my lap, even when their seat was fully reclined. The seats go back like 2". There's normally around 20" or so between seats, right?


People who insist on using laptops in coach, as if their life and comfort are far more important than anyone else's. If you want to work, book enough space to work without crowing out your seatmates (business or first class). If you can't do so for whatever reason and must sit in coach, suck it up and read a book or listen to music and relax for the trip.




I don't do this often, because I prefer to use planes as my 'escape from life' and like to sleep or read a book. But sometimes I have work to do. My company doesn't pay to fly us in first class, and my deadlines don't move. But I don't understand how me being on a laptop in my seat affects anybody else on the plane? Believe me, if I'm working on a laptop on the plane, I'm under enough stress as it is - but why do you care? If it really bugs you that the guy behind you is using his? Recline your seat. Makes it impossible to have it open. And we've come full circle.


I thought of one more annoying thing - dogs that bark. I don't mind that you have your dog, but I don't really enjoy yappy dogs in general. I REALLY don't enjoy them when they bark for 2 hours on a flight.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:45:36 AM

airlines have banned the "seat blockers" and "knee defenders"
I'm not a fan of the recliners, but this says a lot.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:53:48 AM
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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:36:39 PM
I would like to point out that my head is neither smelly or dirty. It's quite nice actually. I'd say I'm doing you a favor when I recline my entire body into your space!

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I just don't get why people crowd around the gate before their section is called. I am in no hurry at all to get on the plane. Worst case, they run out of luggage room and have to gate check my bag (though I'll admit to being annoyed when they made us pick up gate checked luggage at baggage claim in San Francisco).

I am not crazy about seat recliners either. However, keep in mind that different airlines and even different planes recline differently. I was on both American and United flights last week. I didn't have anyone in front of me recline (thank goodness, I have really long legs and my knees are already jammed in there; work doesn't allow me to book anything but economy), but on two flights someone else in my row was behind a recliner. The first one (American) didn't look terrible - the seat was only back a bit. However, on my United flight, the reclining man's entire face was visible to me through the break between his seat and the person next to him, and the top of his seat was literally an inch from the lady's face behind him. It really did look horribly uncomfortable for her, and I don't think I could have gotten out to go to the restroom without asking him to move.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:20:54 PM

Are people still bitching about seat recliners - good grief. I think my first megathread on 2Peas what about seat recliners. I am a FF-I may actually hit million miler status on United this year - it helps that they merged their program with Continental.

Seats recline - if you are not a fan of that functionality you can choose an airline where the seats do not recline, or recline less. But if you are like 95% of people and buy the cheapest ticket you can find - don't bitch because you don't like how uncomfortable the seats are when they're being used as they're designed. If you're tall, heavy, or just generally an unhappy person who need something to complain about - fly the airlines with more space (FYI they'll probably be more expensive), pay for Economy+, pay for a first class ticket, or stay home. But acting like a crazy person kicking and hitting the seat in front of you because of your mistaken notion that their using the seat as designed and advertised is rude is ridiculous.

Money talks - and people have said over and over again that they're more than happy to sardine themselves into the space provided instead of paying an extra $40 bucks for more room. And FYI - airlines have banned the "seat blockers" and "knee defenders" and you can get kicked off the flight if you don't follow the flight attendant's direction to remove them.



I paid the same amount of money as you did for a seat that reclines so I will recline it if I want. Which I always do. I only do it once and will not move it up and down annoying you. But I will recline it. If you don't have enough room then pay for a seat in a different class.
Calling someone else rude because they use a feature that makes them more comfortable is bizarre. If they don't recline then you are more comfortable and they are less comfortable. How is this fair?




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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:26:28 PM
simply lovely,

That was simply lovely! I just can't wrap my head around it. And I've never experienced a pissed off person in regard to reclining seats, so they all must be here in the pod.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:35:10 PM

Calling someone else rude because they use a feature that makes them more comfortable is bizarre.

If you know that it is possibly going to make someone uncomfortable, cause them to lose use of their table, or even be in pain because of it, and do it anyway, that's where the rude part comes in.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:38:49 PM
Gar- On a flight I took recently on a small plane, the seat reclined WAY back to the point where I couldn't get up, and I am small. No exaggeration...you weren't there. I have been on some that barely recline and some that recline a lot. Oh, and consider yourself lucky that you haven't smelled some people that I have. Some overdo it with perfume and some don't bathe...
No I don't know if some need to recline, but the recliners don't know if someone behind them has had recent knee surgery or arthritis, etc.
But some here have responded that they are going to keep doing it, so..there are people who recline because they can. And they can, but don't complain when there is a knee in your back or I am pushing on your seat so I can get out.
I would love to upgrade to a different seat or first class, but most of the airplanes out of here do not have a first class.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:45:16 PM
lose use of their table?

cause them pain?

I must fly on those extra cool SW planes, USairways planes, Delta planes, whatever planes that no one else uses.

Again, if two inches of space causes you pain, why exactly would you be in a sardine coach seat?

And how does the top of the seat moving back give you less space for your knees? Again, this must happen on planes I don't fly on.


Peas like to talk about entitled folks, and wow, this sorta seems entitled. Someone wants me not to use my paid for airline seat because it causes them discomfort. When I'm well within my rights to use it, the seat was made for it, and most people do it.

I get complaining you don't like it, but to call people rude who recline seems bizarre.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:52:26 PM

And I've never experienced a pissed off person in regard to reclining seats, so they all must be here in the pod.


Neither have I until last time I flew. It was middle of the night, and I was trying to sleep. All of a sudden an older man started shaking my seat and when I looked at him all horrified he started yelling at me to move my seat upright because he doesn't have enough room!! I was so stunned that I just managed to say "no." The stewardess told him to sit down and he did but kept yelling until he was threatened with police action upon arrival. If he would just have politely asked me at the beginning of the flight I might have done him a favor since he was older. But I will not be harassed into doing anything I have a right to do.

And actually if I don't recline my seat I will be in a lot of pain in my lower back. My job requires me to sit all day in front of the computer so I recline when I can. So I will not make myself be in pain just so you can be more comfortable. Comfort works both ways. And I have never not been able to not use my tray because someone was reclining in front of me. I don't know what airlines some of you fly but there is enough room for the tray even if reclined.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:56:39 PM

If you know that it is possibly going to make someone uncomfortable, cause them to lose use of their table, or even be in pain because of it, and do it anyway, that's where the rude part comes in.


No, I don't know that since I can't read your mind. (Speaking to the general "you" )

To address your 3 point: If regular airplane seats casue you pain, maybe you should condsider spending extra on something that you can manage. If all it's doing is making you uncomfortable - well, airplanes are crowded and uncomfortable. Either deal with it or splurge for more, if you care that much about your comfort. And in regard to the use of your table, typically reclining a seat does not interfere with the table behind it. If it does, and it's meal-time, you can ask the flight attendant to ask the person to strighten the seat until meal time is over.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:06:53 PM

I get complaining you don't like it, but to call people rude who recline seems bizarre.
I explained it once and you obviously read it because you quoted it and responded to it, but I'll go ahead and say it again.
If you know that it is possibly going to make someone uncomfortable, cause them to lose use of their table, or even be in pain because of it, and do it anyway, that's where the rude part comes in.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:07:38 PM

Lastly, smelly feet. You know if you have smelly feet, it's not a surprise. If you do, don;t remove your shoes... please!

I don't think anyone should remove their shoes anyway unless they plan on putting on those socks that the airline gives you.

Anyway, I have this friend that said she sat next to Ron Jeremy on the plane. She said he took his shoes off and his feet were awful. Don't know if this is true or not, but it's still pretty funny.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:43:45 PM

I explained it once and you obviously read it because you quoted it and responded to it, but I'll go ahead and say it again.
If you know that it is possibly going to make someone uncomfortable, cause them to lose use of their table, or even be in pain because of it, and do it anyway, that's where the rude part comes in.


Well Shannon (and I) explained it to you once, but I'll go ahead and repeat it again.
Uncomfortable goes both ways, if I don't recline then I won't be comfortable and you will. I paid for my seat so I will recline to be comfortable. You can recline too and have more space for yourself.
I have never seen anyone not be able to use their table because of reclining. Never.
How do I know you're in pain unless you tell me?? Should I just assume? And if the 2 inches of reclining cause you pain then you need a different seat so you need to pay for a different seat.

So nope, still don't see how a recliner is being rude. Just because you wish they didn't recline doesn't mean they are being rude by doing so. They are just as uncomfortable as you are even after reclining. Nobody is comfortable is coach. You get what you pay for.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:16:23 PM
It's been said more than once.. the airlines make the seats recline...so why is it s discussion that it is rude to recline the seats.. They are made to recline. It's pretty dog gone simple.

PS.. again I will say.. I am very tall, not skinny, and I can fit in a seat with a reclined seat in front of me with no problem.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:35:00 PM
i've never had a problem with the person ahead of me reclining, at least not one that stayed with me. Most of the planes i've been on the seats only go back an inch or two, so it's never been much of an issue for me. i've never had anyone's head in my lap. i guess i will count myself lucky!

i will however, be more careful about pulling myself up by the seat in front of me. i don't think i've thought much about that and i've probably done it, especially since i can't sleep well on a plane and so am more likely to be awake.


Personally, i don't generally like people who just get so FUSSED about everything not going right, and then want to rile others up. It's travel: something often goes wrong. It just does. And then you sort it out and keep going. i'm not talking about people who have legitimate medical, pain or real panic attacks, but people who just get loud and mad because ... i don't know. They can? They feel entitled?

And yes, unruly children and craptastic parents, and discourteous flight crews. That irks me a lot.






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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:04:21 PM
Aside from fighting for the overhead bin, which I usually don't do any more because my bag should fit under the seat ... I hate really long fingernails working on their computer!

It's amazing how I can hear the little clickety-clicks and it's so annoying in spite of all of the other airline noise. I know she's trying to be efficient and work while flying, but ditch the nails and type with your fingers and not the fake finger tips. Just sounds gross.

Also truly amazed at the size of the carry-ons as compared to the size of the person trying to heft it overhead. Really, you should be able to handle your own luggage and not guilt some angel into doing it for you and maybe getting a hernia for their trouble.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:17:44 PM

Peas like to talk about entitled folks, and wow, this sorta seems entitled. Someone wants me not to use my paid for airline seat because it causes them discomfort. When I'm well within my rights to use it, the seat was made for it, and most people do it.



Yup. If you want more leg room, then you should pay for an upgrade. Period. End of story.

The people in front of you are not doing anything they are not allowed to do. Kicking and being generally rude, however, is something that could - and should - get you kicked off of a flight.

It's also kind of funny that some of you who are proudly stating that you'd kick the seat in front of you have also complained about poorly behaved children on flights. I'd rather deal with a poorly behaved child than a poorly behaved adult.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:19:39 PM
What I originally responded to:

Calling someone else rude because they use a feature that makes them more comfortable is bizarre.



So nope, still don't see how a recliner is being rude.


Knowing that if you do something, it could possibly hurt or at least bother the people behind you and doing it anyway, is rude.

I'm not talking about if it's right or wrong to recline or right or wrong to not want the person in front of you to recline. I'm simply responding to the first quote above.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:35:48 PM
I would not want to cause anyone pain on a flight. I would not continue to recline my seat if the person behind me told me that, not at all, BUT, if my using a facility that the plane provides causes you some mild inconvenience (and really, that's all you're talking about in essence) that really is your issue, not mine. The plane does not suit your requirements so you need to either adjust your expectations or your pay more for more space.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:29:29 PM
I hate no leg room, and seats that recline into my lap. I hate sitting in the middle of a row, like I did on a recent international flight. 8 hours in the middle; it was awful.

I hate having to get from one gate to another, and the gate is so far away it might as well be in another city.


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