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(Telegraph)   Nine in ten travelers think reclining seats should be banned on airplanes. The tenth should be ejected from the plane at 35,000 feet   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 280
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2013-10-06 04:23:49 PM
The tenth is over 6' tall, has abnormally long femurs, or a bad back. Subby sounds short and pain-free.
 
2013-10-06 04:36:02 PM
 
2013-10-06 04:50:17 PM
dilbert.com
 
2013-10-06 05:16:30 PM
So what's bad about reclining seats? I fly economy and the seat never goes back enough to bother me.

Then again, I'm very short and thin.
 
2013-10-06 05:18:22 PM
"Men over the age of 35 were the most selfish."

Of course they are.
 
2013-10-06 05:18:32 PM

super_grass: So what's bad about reclining seats? I fly economy and the seat never goes back enough to bother me.

Then again, I'm very short and thin.


Fat people take up more room, and their large asses shove them further forward in the seat. They get offended when you suggest that the world doesn't always have to accommodate their failings.
 
2013-10-06 05:19:18 PM
Amtrak has lots of leg room and reclining seats that don't annoy the fark out of the guy behind you. :P
 
2013-10-06 05:19:58 PM
I feel the same way about kids on a damned flight... except 100x more adamant about it.
 
2013-10-06 05:19:58 PM
At 6'7, 225lbs  I am the 10th traveler
 
2013-10-06 05:20:44 PM
I was flying United from SFO to JFK recently, paid $25 or something to move my seat from a middle to an aisle, they put us on a smaller plane and put me back in the middle (seat changes not guaranteed!), I'm in the second row of economy plus...

At 10,000 feet, all three sadistic farks with nobody in front of them recline. My row all looked at each other with gritted teeth. 2 of the 3 didn't put them back up until well after the announcement came on and the sky waitresses came through to shame them.

The airlines are playing an unethical social experiment on us, so far I haven't murdered anyone yet.
 
2013-10-06 05:21:42 PM
I just raise my feet and push forward on the seat in front of me. Usually the flight attendant comes by and asks if I can put my feet down. I simply reply Vodka and orange please.
 
2013-10-06 05:23:19 PM
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Fumbling for his recline button, Ted unwittingly instigates a disaster.
 
2013-10-06 05:23:24 PM
Depends on what airline you fly.

Emirates
www.justfares.com

Or United
www.joeydevilla.com
 
2013-10-06 05:26:35 PM
Joe Peanut: Depends on what airline you fly.

Emirates
[www.justfares.com image 632x474]

My Bunk sucks.  I'll be in hers.
 
2013-10-06 05:29:09 PM
thebsreport.files.wordpress.com

/ no problems with sitting on a barstool for extended periods
 
2013-10-06 05:30:26 PM
9 out of 10 must take 45 minute flights. I don't ever recline my seat fully, but 3 or 4 inches back saves my back.
 
2013-10-06 05:30:35 PM

black_knight: Amtrak has lots of leg room and reclining seats that don't annoy the fark out of the guy behind you. :P


I'm pro-rail, but let's take SF Bay Area to Chicago as an example. 52 hours in a seat (no matter how well it reclines) vs. 4 hours on an airplane? No thanks.
 
2013-10-06 05:31:28 PM
I'm 6'4", and more leg than torso.

So whatever seat is in front of me, is no longer a reclining seat.  It physically won't.  Go ahead, try it, I dare you.
 
2013-10-06 05:32:26 PM
I'm 5'7" and 140 lbs, and I fit perfectly in airplane seats, bus seats, anything long haul.  I can even curl up in my space and get comfy.  But I never ever ever recline my seat, that shiat is mean.
 
2013-10-06 05:32:38 PM
Those seats recline?
 
2013-10-06 05:33:01 PM
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2013-10-06 05:33:40 PM

black_knight: Amtrak has lots of leg room and reclining seats that don't annoy the fark out of the guy behind you. :P


Yeah, and it takes you 28 hours to travel 300 miles.

Fark trains.
 
2013-10-06 05:33:49 PM

ImpendingCynic: black_knight: Amtrak has lots of leg room and reclining seats that don't annoy the fark out of the guy behind you. :P

I'm pro-rail, but let's take SF Bay Area to Chicago as an example. 52 hours in a seat (no matter how well it reclines) vs. 4 hours on an airplane? No thanks.


And don't get me started on my trip from NYC to Honolulu.  I'm never taking Amtrak again!
 
2013-10-06 05:34:21 PM

DemonEater: I'm 6'4", and more leg than torso.

So whatever seat is in front of me, is no longer a reclining seat.  It physically won't.  Go ahead, try it, I dare you.


But studies show that tall people like you make more money than me, so you can afford to upgrade your seat, Andre.
 
2013-10-06 05:35:08 PM

cptjeff: super_grass: So what's bad about reclining seats? I fly economy and the seat never goes back enough to bother me.

Then again, I'm very short and thin.

Fat people take up more room, and their large asses shove them further forward in the seat. They get offended when you suggest that the world doesn't always have to accommodate their failings.


My knees are usually practically against the seat back in front of me. So I am on a long flight, I feel sick and fall asleep.. then I am awakened by the seat back in front of me repeatedly being bashed into my knees. After about the forth bash I push back... .tiny little woman in the seat in front of me gets angry.... says that was uncalled for.  I tell her she is bashing my knees. She says I need to put my feet under her seat to my legs at an angle so she can recline.... At this point I pull my left leg up and show her the size 14 shoe on my foot. I didn't even have to tell her that would be pushing up through the bottom of her seat... she then thought she was clever by saying I should fly first class.

I do not recline a seat unless nobody is seated behind me. That hasn't happened this century. Except for times I was seated in the very last row and then wall prevented reclining.
 
2013-10-06 05:35:19 PM
Wait... airline seats recline more than an inch?

I thought they were designed to recline just enough to be a bother to the person behind you, but not enough to matter to the person in the seat, other than to adjust you slightly less perpendicular.
 
2013-10-06 05:40:15 PM

JohnAnnArbor: [dilbert.com image 640x200]


One of my favorites.
 
2013-10-06 05:42:22 PM
Having the person in front of me recline never bothered me one bit, as well I have never hesitated to recline myself. Christ, the damn seat only goes back a couple inches anyway,you people act as if it's lying in your lap. If you're abnormally tall then don't fly coach.
 
2013-10-06 05:42:30 PM
Maybe if the person behind me paid me a $25 comfort fee I'd leave my seat up.
 
2013-10-06 05:42:37 PM

leadmetal: cptjeff: super_grass: So what's bad about reclining seats? I fly economy and the seat never goes back enough to bother me.

Then again, I'm very short and thin.

Fat people take up more room, and their large asses shove them further forward in the seat. They get offended when you suggest that the world doesn't always have to accommodate their failings.

My knees are usually practically against the seat back in front of me. So I am on a long flight, I feel sick and fall asleep.. then I am awakened by the seat back in front of me repeatedly being bashed into my knees. After about the forth bash I push back... .tiny little woman in the seat in front of me gets angry.... says that was uncalled for.  I tell her she is bashing my knees. She says I need to put my feet under her seat to my legs at an angle so she can recline.... At this point I pull my left leg up and show her the size 14 shoe on my foot. I didn't even have to tell her that would be pushing up through the bottom of her seat... she then thought she was clever by saying I should fly first class.

I do not recline a seat unless nobody is seated behind me. That hasn't happened this century. Except for times I was seated in the very last row and then wall prevented reclining.


Seems the seats aren't designed for you.
 
2013-10-06 05:44:23 PM
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2013-10-06 05:45:35 PM

black_knight: Amtrak has lots of leg room and reclining seats that don't annoy the fark out of the guy behind you. :P


now there's an offer to buy everyone in this thread a ticket.

THANKS!
 
2013-10-06 05:45:53 PM

leadmetal: My knees are usually practically against the seat back in front of me.


You sound fat.
 
2013-10-06 05:46:25 PM

Sick Old Farker: Yeah, and it takes you 28 hours to travel 300 miles.

 
Fark trains.

Trains are awesome for shorter-distance journeys in countries that have them figured out.  Go London to Paris and it's 2:30 for the ~211 mile (straight-line) trip, with no "arrive at least an hour early" requirement or airport security groping.


The US just has a lot of really long routes where the plane's 300mph speed advantage blows away the train's convenience.  Oh, and really shiatty trains that run on freight lines at 10mph because they'll derail otherwise.
 
2013-10-06 05:46:48 PM
I'm the guy who reclines immediately and stays that way until the stew tells me to put my seat up.

Want more leg room? Fly first class.
 
2013-10-06 05:54:01 PM
If someone reclines on me, my knees end up in the middle of their back.  When I get up, I pull back on their seat and catapult their head into the cockpit.
 
2013-10-06 05:55:31 PM

basemetal: I wonder if these really work?


 They work if you like to have your legs broken.  I have only ever seen these things attempted to be used twice - both times by the kind of people who had reclined their own seat while blocking the person in front from doing the same.

 The first time I learned about them was when an old lady asked the flight attendant if she could help figure out how to move the seat back. The lady had no clue but the attendant knew exactly what happened and gave the flaming douchebag-looking guy behind her a pretty good public shaming.
 Second time I recognized the same device and tipped off the giant meathead-looking guy trying to get his seat back as to what had happened and let him deal with the smarmy little dweeb behind him. That was worthy of popcorn.
 
2013-10-06 05:55:54 PM

cptjeff: leadmetal: My knees are usually practically against the seat back in front of me.

You sound fat.


Do fat people have longer legs?

Are flat people flexible?

I don't see how you get to here from my story.  You'll have to tell me the particulars of fat people like this, I just don't know.
 
2013-10-06 05:56:19 PM
LAX to SYD on United, you can bet I'm reclining my seat. It's the one joy of a 14 hour bus ride.
 
2013-10-06 05:57:31 PM
I'm taking a trip to Cancun from Calgary later this month. But I was able to score seats in Business Class (yay!) on American (meh!) so I'll be able to relax and recline as a comfy 270lb 6 foot tall fat guy.

However, in coach I do like to recline a bit.  I never fully recline but just a little bit to get more comfy.  Also, I recline slowly as to not smash into a person behind me.  My seat has the ability to recline, so yes I'll use it.  If that's out of line then I don't know what to say.
 
2013-10-06 05:57:35 PM

Slackfumasta: I'm the guy who reclines immediately and stays that way until the stew tells me to put my seat up.

Want more leg room? Fly first class.


Are you over 35?
 
2013-10-06 05:57:36 PM
I don't mind someone reclining their sat in front of me, but it does piss me off if a meal is served and the person does not straighten their seat for the meal.
 
2013-10-06 05:59:16 PM
My back is basically screaming in the upright position. Seriously, it is extremely uncomfortable for me to be in the upright position for any longer than necessary to get off the ground. I don't know because I'm pretty normal otherwise with zero back problems. I need to recline back at least 1-2" (not all the way, maybe 1/4 to 1/3). But yes, everyone apparently has enormously long thighs these days and cannot possibly allow that.

Also: yay, this stupid thread again!
 
2013-10-06 06:01:57 PM

Joe Peanut: Depends on what airline you fly.

Emirates
[www.justfares.com image 632x474]

Or United
[www.joeydevilla.com image 500x375]


Oh yes, the oh-so-affordable first class. Only $10,000!
 
2013-10-06 06:03:42 PM
At 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th, Skyscanner became self-aware.
 
2013-10-06 06:05:07 PM

Tobin_Lam: Joe Peanut: Depends on what airline you fly.

Emirates
[www.justfares.com image 632x474]

Or United
[www.joeydevilla.com image 500x375]

Oh yes, the oh-so-affordable first class. Only $10,000!


you sound poor
 
2013-10-06 06:05:35 PM

Tobin_Lam: Joe Peanut: Depends on what airline you fly.

Emirates
[www.justfares.com image 632x474]

Or United
[www.joeydevilla.com image 500x375]

Oh yes, the oh-so-affordable first class. Only $10,000!


You get what you pay for.
 
2013-10-06 06:06:12 PM

Milo Minderbinder: If someone reclines on me, my knees end up in the middle of their back.  When I get up, I pull back on their seat and catapult their head into the cockpit.


I had an aisle seat with an old guy behind me who had to use the toilet like every 10 minutes, and could only get out of his seat by grabbing the back of mine to pull himself up. God was testing me that day.
 
2013-10-06 06:12:33 PM
"Recline"?? Those 1.5 inches are not even considered "leaning back"!!
 
2013-10-06 06:12:53 PM

grokca: I don't mind someone reclining their sat in front of me, but it does piss me off if a meal is served and the person does not straighten their seat for the meal.


It must be terrible going through your life with people being so blatantly inconsiderate of your personal rules. Seriously. I can't imagine how you get through a day.
 
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