When you're on an airplane - do you recline your seat or keep it in an upright position throughout the flight? What about when the person in front of you reclines his or her seat? Do you accept it as part of flying or get annoyed and voice your displeasure?
According to cnn.com
, on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Denver, a male passenger got so upset that the man in front of him reclined his seat, he shook the man's seat and grabbed his ear, knocking the man's glasses off his face. When the plane landed in Denver, the man was arrested for assault.
Now, most people probably wouldn't go that far to protest someone reclining a seat. Usually, you'd just roll your eyes and mumble derogatory statements under your breath. But it does raise the issue of right versus privilege. You paid for the seat, why shouldn't you be able to use it as you want? Or do you care about other passengers comfort in this day and age of cramped flights?
A true road warrior typically will ONLY recline her seat a little bit out of respect for the passenger behind her. Common courtesy goes a long way when flying and it's the obligation for both passengers to work on a solution.
I would love to hear your stories.
See you on the road,