What irritates you most at the airport/on the plane?
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:04:39 PM
Can we all acknowledge that some airline seats recline back only an inch or two, and that other airline seats recline back several inches.

There is a world of difference in the impact of the "recline slope" from one to another.

If you have a seat that reclines back several inches and I can tell whether your hair color needs to be touched up, then don't turn around and give me a dirty look when:

1) when I barely touch your seat when I cross or uncross my legs,

2) I need to grab onto your seat in order to pull myself up in a nearly horizontal position in order to exit my seat whilst making the decision whether to shove my butt or my boobs in the face of the person sitting beside me, in order to accommodate your "right to recline",

3) I bump my tray which bumps your seat just because I need to exhale, in order to accommodate your "right to recline".

4) I bump your seat whilst twisting my body forward in order to access my purse under your seat whilst nearly putting my face in the lap of the gentleman sitting next to me (!) just so you have your "right to recline".

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:07:01 PM

Perhaps everyone should just recline their chairs.

That would be comical to see, though, wouldn't it? If someday an entire flight decides to recline for the duration.



You've just described 90% of all red eyes between New York and San Francisco - and I've been on that flight enough times to have the data to back that up. I'd say it also describes the vast majority of all international flights.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:00:22 PM

Because as you said, you are an adult. One who is aware of others around you. Or should be.
You are now aware that doing so could cause someone's knees to be shoved into your seatback, causing them pain


Are YOU aware that people might need to recline because otherwise THEY are in pain? It's a two way street, honey. So if a recliner is causing YOU pain it's on YOU to ask the person politely to not recline, not on the other person to read YOUR mind. And what if the person in front of them is reclined? So now they are just plain screwed but you get to use your precious laptop. Brilliant!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:17:11 PM

Are YOU aware that people might need to recline because otherwise THEY are in pain? It's a two way street, honey. So if a recliner is causing YOU pain it's on YOU to ask the person politely to not recline, not on the other person to read YOUR mind. And what if the person in front of them is reclined? So now they are just plain screwed but you get to use your precious laptop. Brilliant!


Hey, how about you exercising a little courtesy up front. The seats are in the upright position first. Turn to the person behind you and say in a nice manner, "I'm going to recline my seat, if it becomes a problem for you, let me know."

But then, maybe I should type it in caps intermittently for more impact???

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:29:32 PM

Hey, how about you exercising a little courtesy up front. The seats are in the upright position first. Turn to the person behind you and say in a nice manner, "I'm going to recline my seat, if it becomes a problem for you, let me know."

But then, maybe I should type it in caps intermittently for more impact???


How about you alert me that you have a bum knee or whatever the problem is and I will then act accordingly. If you want me to not do something I am allowed to do and paid for to be able to do then the onus is on you to ask me not to do it. Especially considering that I recline because my back hurts otherwise, so I am the one in pain here, but I am doing what I am allowed to do.
IF that IS too DIFFICULT for YOU to UNDERSTAND then I give UP. BUT I will CONTINUE to RECLINE.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:45:58 PM

The seats are in the upright position first. Turn to the person behind you and say in a nice manner, "I'm going to recline my seat, if it becomes a problem for you, let me know


This would be the courteous thing to do.
Is it really so hard for the "recliners" to understand that suddenly reclining their seat might mean the person behind them ends up with a spilled drink? Or maybe a little warning would mean they can adjust their own position so they don't have the seat slamming into their knees, or they have time to move their laptop or close the tray table first? A simple polite warning would go a long way!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:06:29 PM

it's on YOU... not on the other person to read YOUR mind

Who asked you to read anyone's mind? That argument is your alternative to admitting that it would be common courtesy to make sure it's OK before you recline and send their drink into their lap or break their laptop?

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:24:29 PM

Is it really so hard for the "recliners" to understand that suddenly reclining their seat might mean the person behind them ends up with a spilled drink? Or maybe a little warning would mean they can adjust their own position so they don't have the seat slamming into their knees, or they have time to move their laptop or close the tray table first?


I didn't realize we switch from pain and general uncomfortableness to spilled drinks. If you read my previous post, I specifically said that I recline once as soon as the plane takes off and do not adjust my seat until it's time to land. So your drinks will not be spilled on my account. And I agree, constantly adjusting your seat is rude. But reclining in general isn't rude.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:31:28 PM
I get so pissed when TSA tells me I can't bring my bomb on board.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:32:14 PM
I have NEVER had anyone ask me if I minded if they reclined. Ever. And I do fly quite a bit. Only the peas seem to think of this...just to tell the recliner "no way".

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:33:36 PM
Kidding aside, I get it on the reclining seat thing. I once couldn't use my laptop because the dude in front of me reclined. But it's not the passenger's fault. He/she is just using an option given to them. It's the airline's fault.

When I want to relax, I recline my seat as far as it will go as well.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:36:03 PM
Again, I would really like to know what airlines you people fly where you end up with people's heads in your lap or where just the touch of the button causes the seat to fly back.

I've flown a lot of airlines, both internationally and domestically I'm greatly relieved that I haven't been subjected to anything like what's being described on this thread.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:39:04 PM
Congratulations, Joe, you've just made the no-fly list.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:39:16 PM
Honestly Dalai, me neither. If someone was laying that far in my lap, I'd offer to massage their temple for them to help them relax even more.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:29:06 PM

Again, I would really like to know what airlines you people fly where you end up with people's heads in your lap
I'm sure that was exaggerated to get the point across.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:37:25 PM

How about you alert me that you have a bum knee or whatever the problem is and I will then act accordingly. If you want me to not do something I am allowed to do and paid for to be able to do then the onus is on you to ask me not to do it. Especially considering that I recline because my back hurts otherwise, so I am the one in pain here, but I am doing what I am allowed to do.
IF that IS too DIFFICULT for YOU to UNDERSTAND then I give UP. BUT I will CONTINUE to RECLINE.


And if I feel the need to FLIP my tray down and then FLIP it back up and then DOWN and then UP and then DOWN and then UP...don't give ME the "entitled RECLINER stink eye".

After all, I PAID for my SEAT and the use of MY TRAY which is in front of ME which just so HAPPENS to be attached to YOUR seat.


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And if I feel the need to FLIP my tray down and then FLIP it back up and then DOWN and then UP and then DOWN and then UP...don't give ME the "entitled RECLINER stink eye".

After all, I PAID for my SEAT and the use of MY TRAY which is in front of ME which just so HAPPENS to be attached to YOUR seat.


Reclining your seat is not the same as going out of your way to be rude and childish - flipping the tray just to bother someone is very different than someone reclining for their own comfort. You're doing something on purpose to bother someone. They are simply doing something to be more comfortable. Big difference.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:03:51 PM
In addition to the fact that most of you anti-recliners have ignored the questions about what airlines you're flying on, you've all also ignored the point that many have made: why not just purchase an upgraded seat if you're so bothered by the lack of space in coach?

As for the poster who claimed she's within her rights to flip her tray up and down repeatedly just to get back at someone who is trying to be comfortable: you're right. It's absolutely within your rights to act like a childish ass.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:09:44 PM
No actually I am just using the ol' "I paid for my seat and I will use all features no matter the impact on others nor a thought to their comfort nor being courteous." line of rationalizations that the "I will recline" posters have listed.

So back at ya.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:22:43 PM
I have been mostly on long haul flights and if I have had somebodys head in my lap it's been because the chair is broken and only works well when upright. And the person sitting in the chair knows it's broken and reclines anyway. Which is where I suspect a lot of the anger is coming from a chair which reclines too far back is h@ll for the person behind. To deliberately do so the height of rudeness.

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People who put their carry-on luggage in bins BEHIND their seat, and then expect everyone to wait deplaning until they can retrieve their bag.

People who carry smelly food on the plane. I had to smell someone's shrimp stir-fry all the way from Boston to Minneapolis.

People who try to carry on a week's worth of clothes because the airlines are charging for checked baggage.

People who take off their shoes and socks on the plane. Seriously folks. That is just nasty.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:26:36 PM
Virgin airlines was the carrier that I was on when I had a problem with the person reclining in front of me. I didn't buy business class because I'd never encountered the issue before.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:29:44 PM

No actually I am just using the ol' "I paid for my seat and I will use all features no matter the impact on others nor a thought to their comfort nor being courteous,"

So back at ya.


You sound quite mature and lovely. It would be awesome to be on a plane with you someday. Seriously. I think it would be hilarious to watch you flip your tray table up and down like a petulant child!!!

So tell me, if legroom is so important to you, WHY NOT JUST PURCHASE AN UPGRADED SEAT instead of expecting others who are in coach to sacrifice their comfort for your own?

I'm 4'11", so legroom isn't really an issue for me when I fly coach (which, again, is rare, because I PAY EXTRA for the comfort offered by a seat upgrade). Interestingly enough, however, my 6'3" husband can't recall a time that his personal space was so infringed upon by a dastardly seat recliner that he felt the need to angrily knee the seat in front of him.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:33:01 PM
I guess I ask myself "what would the FA do if I complained?"

If I called the FA and told him/her that the person behind me was repeatedly banging the tray table, kicking my seat, shoving knees into the back of my seat, holding it so it couldn't recline or using seat blockers, I'd guess that he/she might have a conversation with that passenger.

If I called the FA and said that the person in front of me reclined, I'd guess that I'd get this

Reclining is a reasonable action on a flight. The others are not.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:41:57 PM

So tell me, if legroom is so important to you, WHY NOT JUST PURCHASE AN UPGRADED SEAT instead of expecting others who are in coach to sacrifice their comfort for your own?

If reclining is so important to you , WHY NOT JUST PURCHASE AN UPGRADED SEAT instead of expecting others who are in coach to sacrifice their comfort for your own?

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:46:45 PM

If reclining is so important to you , WHY NOT JUST PURCHASE AN UPGRADED SEAT instead of expecting others who are in coach to sacrifice their comfort for your own?


Apparently, someone reclined so hard into your seat that it messed with your ability to read or comprehend what you have read.

My husband and I travel business or first class about 99% of the time, and I'm honestly not much of a seat recliner anyway. I'm short and the seats recline so little that it doesn't really make a difference to me.

I just find it hilarious that you rabid anti-recliners get your panties so in a bunch over this issue.

Creativeengineer put it best: "Reclining is a reasonable action on a flight. The others are not."

You are expecting people not to do something that they are reasonably allowed to do because it infringes on your comfort level. You are being unreasonable, so, if you want more leg room....pay for it. I do

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:15:11 AM

messed with your ability to read or comprehend what you have read.
I read and comprehend just fine, but thanks for insulting me. I couldn't care less that you don't actually recline. You were arguing that if people want the legroom they need to purchase an upgrade. I was responding to that. Can you comprehend that without insulting me again?



You are expecting people not to do something that they are reasonably allowed to do because it infringes on your comfort level. You are being unreasonable...
You are also expecting people not to do something they're reasonably allowed to do (use their laptop, and have the legroom that was there before you reclined, etc.) because it infringes on your comfort level. If I'm being unreasonable, it stands to reason that if you are doing the same thing I am, then you are being unreasonable too.



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You are also expecting people not to do something they're reasonably allowed to do (use their laptop, and have the legroom that was there before you reclined, etc.) because it infringes on your comfort level. If I'm being unreasonable, it stands to reason that if you are doing the same thing I am, then you are being unreasonable too.


You're arguement is with the airlines, not the passengers.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:56:35 AM

Or maybe a little warning would mean they can adjust their own position so they don't have the seat slamming into their knees, or they have time to move their laptop or close the tray table first? A simple polite warning would go a long way!


^^^This^^^

Actually, I'm not sure that the average passenger has a clue what havoc they may cause when they suddenly jerk their seat back into a reclining position. I know I have been working on my laptop when it suddenly shoots forward into my body. From that point on, it's impossible to use a laptop.

For those of you saying 'well, if this is a problem for you, go buy a first class ticket'. I wonder how many of you have actually paid for first class on a regular basis, not for a once a year trip. It's ridiculously expensive. The other thing is, it depends on the aircraft you're flying on. Some aircraft have a 2" recline on their seats, others have 6". Some aircraft have the rows so close together that any recline of the seat in front of you seriously compromises your space... and reclining my seat does not solve the problem of using the tray table when you have your seat reclined.

Anyway, unless you do a bunch of research before you even book your tickets, there's almost no way to know which aircraft you'll be flying on and how close those seats are going to be so you can decide if this is the flight you'd like to upgrade on.

However, I've flown more than 2 million miles in the last 20 years, and I've never had a person ask me if they would mind if they reclined their seat, nor have I ever asked anyone to not recline, nor has anyone ever asked me not to recline. I have asked people if they would mind putting their seat up so I could actually stand up in order to exit the row and use the restroom. Nobody has ever said no.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:04:52 AM

In addition to the fact that most of you anti-recliners have ignored the questions about what airlines you're flying on


I'm not sure it will help if I tell you which airlines I fly on because I think you're asking which ones recline so far that the person's head in their lap. I have never had that experience.

I have flown on a number of airlines where the seats are so close together that when the person in front reclines their seat, it makes it impossible to stand upright, or use the tray table. Even on those airlines it depends on the aircraft, but I've had the experience on American Airlines, QANTAS, Air Berlin, Virgin Atlantic, and Cathay Pacific.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:18:28 AM
Never in coach class has a recliner stopped me doing anything except eat but the flight attendents always ask the person in front to un-recline their seat. I did once have a tray table that was broken and wouldn't pull out, I ate my food hunched down like a goblin, it was not the best flight

To those Peas who say go Business Class if four people are travelling long haul then BC is so out of the budget. Lucky you who can afford it. I guess you are talking about flying in America, I have no knowledge of that.

I am a good, if a little nervous flyer, one flight I had booked an asile seat and got a chatty, 6 year old next to me. The flight attendant said there was seats available at the back of the plane after take off. I moved and there was a guy wrapped in a blanket, so I had 3 seats to myself I woke up hours later with my feet in his lap, I had stretched out and just got really comfy He didn't say anything but to this day I am sure he tells the story of the woman with her feet in his lap

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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:09:50 AM
just wondering if the non recliners have ever flown a night flight for 9 hours in an upright position.?

It also annoys me when a seat suddenly arrives on your lap, but overnight flights i do recline .It's far too uncomfy otherwise.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:32:15 AM

just wondering if the non recliners have ever flown a night flight for 9 hours in an upright position.?


Yep. I have. Often. I actually find it a lot more comfortable to just lean against the wall. Somehow when I recline the seat I end up with a backache so I keep it upright. If I'm in first class on a long haul, then I do recline because between the footrest and the reclining, the seat is almost prone.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:06:58 AM
For the record:
I'm not an "anti-recliner".
I'm only 5 feet 5 inches and I do not have long legs. Therefore, leg room is not an issue for me.

My issue is that please give a head's up before you recline so that:
I have time to adjust my tray so that it doesn't hit me,
I have time to move out of the way in case I was leaning forward at the time of your "recline" so that I don't get smacked in the head by your seat invading my personal space in front of me.
I have time to secure my drink so that it doesn't spill as it was bumped during your "act of reclining".

Also, when you recline:
Don't give me a stink eye if your seat gets bumped from time to time as someone behind you is trying to access their bag located underneath your seat.
Don't "tsk tsk" if you are asked to move your seat up so that someone behind you can exit their seat.
Don't give me the stink eye if I barely touch your seat as I shift or stretch my legs a little bit.

Just sayin' when "Recliners" get their knickers in a twist and act very "entitled", then yes, if you have peeved me off enough due to your obvious sense of entitlement at the expense of others discomfort, I can get passive aggressive too.

We are all in cramped spaces while on a plane, so a little courtesy goes a long way rather than creating discomfort to others. Somehow the "recliners" don't acknowledge that, but they want those who point out the potential result of said reclining on others to overlook their discomfort because "recliners have the 'right' to recline because they paid for their ticket."




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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:00:51 AM

And if I feel the need to FLIP my tray down and then FLIP it back up and then DOWN and then UP and then DOWN and then UP...don't give ME the "entitled RECLINER stink eye".

After all, I PAID for my SEAT and the use of MY TRAY which is in front of ME which just so HAPPENS to be attached to YOUR seat.



If you have nothing better to do than flip the table up and down an entire flight then go for it. What are going to accomplish by that? Loud noise? If so, then I don't care because I'll have my headphones on and I can sleep through anything. If your goal is to annoy me by shaking my chair, then it is considered harassment, and you will either be moved or I will be upgraded. At the very least I'll get free drinks and you'll look like a fool. So what is it that you have accomplished? Instead of asking me politely to not recline you're saying you'd rather act like a petulant toddler. Very mature. If I were to stoop to your level then during meal time I'd just keep reclining my chair up and down, up and down until something spilled on you. Yep, that's as ridiculous as what you said.

And in response to the last post you made -- I only recline once the entire flight, as soon as the plane goes up and the light goes on. So you really should not have an issue with me during the flight.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:07:54 AM

If reclining is so important to you , WHY NOT JUST PURCHASE AN UPGRADED SEAT instead of expecting others who are in coach to sacrifice their comfort for your own?


Why would I pay for an upgrade when my coach seat already reclines? I'm happy with my coach seat as it is. You're the one who doesn't have enough legroom, so you're the unhappy one, so logically you should buy an upgraded seat.
Your attitude towards this is so hypocritical. You don't want me to recline so you can be comfortable, even though that would make me uncomfortable and even in pain, and yet I am the selfish one. You're just as selfish as me, except you're also trying to be self-righteous about it. You make no sense!! Redboots is right, perhaps you've been hit on the head by too many reclined seats.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:10:27 AM

You make no sense!! Redboots is right, perhaps you've been hit on the head by too many reclined seats.


Thanks for the laugh!

Maybe the fumes from all the greasy heads resting in her lap have gone to her head...

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:23:26 AM
Why would I pay for an upgrade when my coach seat already reclines? I'm happy with my coach seat as it is. The same reason you want me to pay for an upgrade when I'm happy with my seat as it is without you invading it. You're the one who doesn't have enough legroom, so you're the unhappy one, so logically you should buy an upgraded seat. I have enough legroom if you don't take it from me. YOU'RE the one who isn't happy with the incline of the seat unless you take space form the person behind you. So logically YOU should buy an upgrade seat in a section where there's more space to spare. See how that works both ways? Your attitude towards this is so hypocritical. All I did was copy and paste redboots words and your words - the argument works the same both ways. I acknowledge that. I'm not the one being hypocritical here. You're just as selfish as me, except you're also trying to be self-righteous about it. I'm not the one who's insulting reading comprehension and insinuating anyone must have been hit on the head so they can't think or read. You might want to look again and see who it is that's actually being self-righteous here.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:42:19 AM

If your goal is to annoy me by shaking my chair, then it is considered harassment, and you will either be moved or I will be upgraded. At the very least I'll get free drinks and you'll look like a fool.


You haven't flown in a while, have you? I can't remember the last time I was on a flight where there were enough empty seats to relocate anyone. It's been YEARS since an airline fell all over themselves to placate you when you complain about the actions of another paying customer, let alone bump you up a class. Free drinks?? LOL!! They don't even give you those any more when they've held you hostage on the runway for 4 hours. Chances are good if you did have some obnoxious passenger behind you, banging on your seat, the only thing the FA would do is ask them to please stop.


Why would I pay for an upgrade when my coach seat already reclines? I'm happy with my coach seat as it is. You're the one who doesn't have enough legroom, so you're the unhappy one, so logically you should buy an upgraded seat.


It's not legroom that's a problem on some of these flights. I'm 5' 1" and legroom is not an issue. What people are mostly referring to when they talk about their personal space being invaded, is the ability to use their tray table to eat comfortably, or to use their laptop, or to be able to access their under-the-seat carryon bag. I'm not saying that you're not 'entitled' to recline, but it does infringe on the passenger behind you, and makes their journey a whole lot less pleasant. Are they not as 'entitled' as you are to the space they paid for, which was perfectly acceptable until your seat came back into that space? This is definitely an airline problem, but I also don't see why I should have to pay for an upgrade when my space has been compromised, any more than you should if you want to recline. As someone else said, a little consideration on everyone's part would go a long way.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:49:49 AM

Southwest seats recline 2", and trust me, that has never disturbed a drink, a laptop, or a knee, nor blocked my access to the aisle for a trip to the bathroom.


Mmm, Southwest is starting to look better and better

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:08:44 PM
i am extremely tall and there is nothing more annoying than arriving to the airport 2 hours before a flight and finding the exit rows are already booked. i've been in agony on long haul flights as some dumb entitled short bitch enjoys her luxurious exit seat.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:12:01 PM

some dumb entitled short bitch enjoys her luxurious exit seat


Right...becuase obviously, it's her fault she got there before you did and booked the more preferable seat...

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:17:25 PM

Right...becuase obviously, it's her fault she got there before you did and booked the more preferable seat...


it's her fault for being such an entitled bitch.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:18:53 PM
This place makes the day go faster.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:34:03 PM
Well this turned into the funniest thing I have read all week. You guys are just plain nuts.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:07:32 PM

Well this turned into the funniest thing I have read all week. You guys are just plain nuts.


Seriously. It's this type of thread that totally changes my opinion of people here.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:25:57 PM
if you are obese and you recline your seat you are the worst person in the world.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:08:04 PM

i've been in agony on long haul flights as some dumb entitled short bitch enjoys her luxurious exit seat.


Oooh, ooh, that would be me!! LOL!! No, actually, did you know that the airlines block those seats for their elite category fliers? When making an online reservation I have access to booking those seats, but if you look at the same seat map, they will be marked as 'unavailable' to you.

However, this short, intelligent, entitled b*tch has also spent a hellava lot more money on airline tickets than you ever will, so I get first choice on the best sets on the plane. You plebs can arrive at the airport the day before your flight, and unless the elite status FF have chosen not to take those seats, you ain't ever gonna get one. Rank has its privileges

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:43:20 PM

However, this short, intelligent, entitled b*tch has also spent a hellava lot more money on airline tickets than you ever will, so I get first choice on the best sets on the plane. You plebs can arrive at the airport the day before your flight, and unless the elite status FF have chosen not to take those seats, you ain't ever gonna get one. Rank has its privileges


Now this is just the type of person that I wouldn't have any problem doing my best to annoy the crap out of when I fly.

Tray up, tray down, tray up, tray down,

oops bumped your seat, so sorry

cross legs, uncross legs, cross legs, uncross legs, cross legs, uncross legs,

oops, bumped your seat, so sorry.

Signed,
"Passive-Aggressive Pleb" (but I think poster means "plebe"

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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:52:03 PM

So I'm guessing people who can't grab the exit seats are buying tickets on airlines that assign seating. You know, the ones where you pay a bunch of money for the privilege of having your seat reserved. And to fight for overhead bin space because you paid for a ticket that doesn't include 2 checked bags.


No, no, Nightowl, we entitled elite frequent fliers never have fight for overhead space, cuz we don't pay for checked baggage, nor for seat reservations, nor for premium coach...we're special


Now this is just the type of person that I wouldn't have any problem doing my best to annoy the crap out of when I fly.


Awwww, now why would you do something evil like that, and I wasn't even picking on you. OMG. Yes, it should have been plebe, but I dropped that e on the floor and couldn't pick it up because the person in front of my had reclined their seat all the way back and I couldn't reach it
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