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(News.com.au)   "I'll trade you a pack of smokes, these airline peanuts and my watch for you not punching me for reclining my seat" "Deal"   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2017-05-19 04:59:08 AM  
Airlines have become the Cattle cars of the sky. And they will continue to treat you like shiat as long as the public will tolerate it.
 
2017-05-19 08:12:11 AM  
It seems to me that their only reason for using the photo that they did with this particular story was to get people thinking about *other* ways the passenger might offer payment.
 
2017-05-19 10:24:18 AM  
I would pay someone not to recline. I have long legs and the though of someone slamming their seat-back into my knees (it's happened more than once) makes me cringe.
 
2017-05-19 10:25:00 AM  
What is this, Goodfellas? Gotta tip everyone around you. Do I need to tip the bartender for keeping the ice cubes cold?
 
2017-05-19 10:26:41 AM  
I'm putting my seat back so fark you.
 
2017-05-19 10:28:09 AM  
Airlines could stop cramming more seats into the same airplanes too, that might help.
 
kab
2017-05-19 10:28:53 AM  
The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.
 
2017-05-19 10:29:13 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I'm putting my seat back so fark you.


This, if you don't want me to recline don't give me the option.
 
2017-05-19 10:31:43 AM  

Egoy3k: Airlines could stop cramming more seats into the same airplanes too, that might help.


But then people will biatch about the extra $50 on their ticket price.
 
2017-05-19 10:31:45 AM  
No, people should grow the f*ck up.  The seats recline.  They're meant to recline.  If you don't want the person in front of you to recline at all, you need to grow up.  At the same time, you see how much space there is.  If you recline quickly and all the way at once, without any thought of how it might hit or hinder the person behind you, then you need to grow up.
 
2017-05-19 10:36:15 AM  
I'm confused by this article.  Are you saying that when I turn my seat into a lay flat bed after enjoying my post-meal cheese service, there is a person sitting under that bed?
 
2017-05-19 10:37:37 AM  
When can we reach a point where you just get anesthetized, shoved in a tube, (lightly groped,) transported by plane, and then re-awoken at your destination? (re-awoken in terror while in flight is extra.)

Sign me up for some of that.
 
2017-05-19 10:37:57 AM  
If they had reclining seats on Philly's SEPTA trains, blood would be spilled.  Every day.
 
2017-05-19 10:39:24 AM  

kab: The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.


No, you're an uninformed asshole. The plane is designed so that after takeoff and before landing, and excluding meal service, EVERYONE reclines their seats. That gives EVERYONE a more comfortable position than sitting upright the whole time - except for the last row of course.

You're not using the plane as it was designed. It wasn't meant for you to have your laptop open and working in Excel for 4 hours straight. If you're not eating, lean back, read a book, or take a nap.
 
2017-05-19 10:40:10 AM  
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NO U!

PRO-SKUB

etc ...
 
2017-05-19 10:42:00 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I'm putting my seat back so fark you.


Enjoy my steel water bottle up your ass.
/NTTAWWT
 
2017-05-19 10:43:48 AM  
Anyone who reclines on a domestic flight needs to DIAF.

/ It's not all about you sweetie.
 
2017-05-19 10:44:24 AM  
Is this the thread where self centered assholes insist that their comfort is more important than the comfort of the person in front of them?

No? Ok then.
 
2017-05-19 10:44:32 AM  

kab: The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.


If the seats recline, then recline away.  Ill be in the seat behind you, reclined and sleeping.
 
2017-05-19 10:46:42 AM  
A study performed by people conditioned by years of giving up their milk money, determines it's best to give up your milk money.  I is shock!
 
2017-05-19 10:48:52 AM  
I love that they picked someone who looks like she's 4' 8", 110 lbs for the photo. If you're over 5' 7" the standard airline seat quickly becomes an exercise in finding out which stress position is the least uncomfortable.
 
2017-05-19 10:50:21 AM  
I recline.  I don't care who is behind me.  Don't want me to recline?   Don't give me a chair that reclines. As soon as I am allowed I recline, and stay that way for the entire flight, as long as there is no food service.
 
2017-05-19 10:50:41 AM  
I can sleep on a long flight if I recline. I do it slowly after first checking behind me. If it's a long-legged person who's cramped, I don't recline.
Common curtesy is an oxymoran.
 
2017-05-19 10:51:47 AM  

Vtimlin: kab: The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.

If the seats recline, then recline away.  Ill be in the seat behind you, reclined and sleeping.


I am a self cantered asshole.  I recline.  So sue me.  Make a comment to me?  I will just tell the steward I heard you mumbling in Arabic.
 
2017-05-19 10:52:24 AM  
The only time I ever reclined my airline seat, it was an accident. I just don't find it necessary for comfort.
 
2017-05-19 10:53:34 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: No, people should grow the f*ck up.  The seats recline.  They're meant to recline.  If you don't want the person in front of you to recline at all, you need to grow up.  At the same time, you see how much space there is.  If you recline quickly and all the way at once, without any thought of how it might hit or hinder the person behind you, then you need to grow up.


I am 6'6" tall with a 38 inseam.   I've already grown up enough, thankyouverymuch.  The person in front of me CAN NOT recline their seat because my knees are already pressed against the back of the seat in front.  NOt ever.  A physical impossibility.

When I fly I speak kindly to the person in front ( while standing so that they get the idea) about this fact and 99% of the time people are nice about it even if they are not best pleased by the situation.   One arsewipe agreed and then rammed the seat into my knees anyway.  I reflexively punched the back of his headrest (imagine getting whacked in both knees by a hammer....)which had the effect of bouncing him forward almost into the seat in front of him.  Then he wanted to fight me. The crew removed him to another part of the plane...

CSB part.  As we picked up our baggage he was right beside me... 5'5" 120 if he was lucky.  I smiled at him and asked him how his flight was...
 
2017-05-19 10:54:00 AM  
Seats reclining is a holdover from when space was plentiful, and flying was pleasant. Once you were in the air, you could kick back and relax.

Now, with the narrow seats and super tight spacing, the ability to recline your seat turns the tight space behind you into a person crusher.

I see two solutions - change the spacing so passengers have more room, or eliminate the recline feature in the sardine section. I think we all know which one the airlines will pick.
 
2017-05-19 10:54:35 AM  

Destructor: When can we reach a point where you just get anesthetized, shoved in a tube, (lightly groped,) transported by plane, and then re-awoken at your destination? (re-awoken in terror while in flight is extra.)

Sign me up for some of that.


Nice try B.A.
img.fark.net
 
2017-05-19 10:54:37 AM  
In my experience, the seat only goes back a few inches and doesn't impact my leg room at all.  It does impact the room between your head and mine, but it isn't like you are laying your head in my lap.
How about you not be dick about someone finding a little comfort?
Also, the pods in first class are amazing and well worth the price.
 
2017-05-19 10:54:50 AM  

Weng: The only time I ever reclined my airline seat, it was an accident. I just don't find it necessary for comfort.


I have to agree with you.  I've reclined a few but the quit because it felt worse than the upright position.
 
2017-05-19 10:54:51 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I'm putting my seat back so fark you.


Yeah, pretty much this shiat.

kab: The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.


Sorry, but sitting bolt upright causes back issues for me, so expecting me not to recline my seat to relive the pain makes you EXACTLY a self centered asshole.

Eli WhiskeyDik: I would pay someone not to recline. I have long legs and the though of someone slamming their seat-back into my knees (it's happened more than once) makes me cringe.


Now, when I DO recline the seat, I don't just push the button and dive back, I move it slowly, and try to take into account if I am meeting resistance, and I work with who is behind me. But I'm reclining the farking thing at least some...
 
2017-05-19 10:57:34 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: ToastmasterGeneral: No, people should grow the f*ck up.  The seats recline.  They're meant to recline.  If you don't want the person in front of you to recline at all, you need to grow up.  At the same time, you see how much space there is.  If you recline quickly and all the way at once, without any thought of how it might hit or hinder the person behind you, then you need to grow up.

I am 6'6" tall with a 38 inseam.   I've already grown up enough, thankyouverymuch.  The person in front of me CAN NOT recline their seat because my knees are already pressed against the back of the seat in front.  NOt ever.  A physical impossibility.

When I fly I speak kindly to the person in front ( while standing so that they get the idea) about this fact and 99% of the time people are nice about it even if they are not best pleased by the situation.   One arsewipe agreed and then rammed the seat into my knees anyway.  I reflexively punched the back of his headrest (imagine getting whacked in both knees by a hammer....)which had the effect of bouncing him forward almost into the seat in front of him.  Then he wanted to fight me. The crew removed him to another part of the plane...

CSB part.  As we picked up our baggage he was right beside me... 5'5" 120 if he was lucky.  I smiled at him and asked him how his flight was...


Why didn't you just switch seats? Then the short guy is in back of you, and you have the great odds you get talking the person in front of him about your issue... Worst case scenario, you eventually either make it to an exit row or the front row of seating, as people keep swapping with you.
 
2017-05-19 10:59:23 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: No, people should grow the f*ck up.  The seats recline.  They're meant to recline.  If you don't want the person in front of you to recline at all, you need to grow up.  At the same time, you see how much space there is.  If you recline quickly and all the way at once, without any thought of how it might hit or hinder the person behind you, then you need to grow up.


I choose this one. If my seat reclines and I want to recline, I recline. I'd never think of asking the person in front of me to not recline - it's their seat and none of my farking business what they do with it when they are using it as it was design to be used.

The airlines have seats that do not recline. If they want me in one of those, that's where they'll put me.
 
2017-05-19 11:00:02 AM  

xalres: I love that they picked someone who looks like she's 4' 8", 110 lbs for the photo. If you're over 5' 7" the standard airline seat quickly becomes an exercise in finding out which stress position is the least uncomfortable.


This is where I get to brag about being just under 5' 5". There are a few places where it's a huge advantage.
 
2017-05-19 11:00:48 AM  

ZeroPly: kab: The rare times that I'm forced to fly, I don't recline my seat, because I'm not a self centered asshole.

No, you're an uninformed asshole. The plane is designed so that after takeoff and before landing, and excluding meal service, EVERYONE reclines their seats. That gives EVERYONE a more comfortable position than sitting upright the whole time - except for the last row of course.

You're not using the plane as it was designed. It wasn't meant for you to have your laptop open and working in Excel for 4 hours straight. If you're not eating, lean back, read a book, or take a nap.


I can't make my femur shorter.
 
2017-05-19 11:00:49 AM  
Why should the one reclining pay? I can recline whether you want me to or not. I have the upper hand in this situation. If you don't want me to recline, you should pay me. And I hear it's worth $39 to you, so let's start the negotiations there.

P.S. The people who get pissed when the person in front reclines are the same people who get pissed when someone sits in front of them in a theater or sits next to them on the subway or bus. Newsflash: there are other people in the world, and the world doesn't revolve around you.
 
2017-05-19 11:01:47 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: I am 6'6" tall with a 38 inseam.


You can see better at concerts than most. Mother nature giveth, and she taketh away.
 
2017-05-19 11:02:35 AM  
Don't want the person in front of you reclining?  Spring for economy plus or an exit row, you cheap fark.
 
2017-05-19 11:03:12 AM  
 
2017-05-19 11:04:57 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: ToastmasterGeneral: No, people should grow the f*ck up.  The seats recline.  They're meant to recline.  If you don't want the person in front of you to recline at all, you need to grow up.  At the same time, you see how much space there is.  If you recline quickly and all the way at once, without any thought of how it might hit or hinder the person behind you, then you need to grow up.

I am 6'6" tall with a 38 inseam.   I've already grown up enough, thankyouverymuch.  The person in front of me CAN NOT recline their seat because my knees are already pressed against the back of the seat in front.  NOt ever.  A physical impossibility.

When I fly I speak kindly to the person in front ( while standing so that they get the idea) about this fact and 99% of the time people are nice about it even if they are not best pleased by the situation.   One arsewipe agreed and then rammed the seat into my knees anyway.  I reflexively punched the back of his headrest (imagine getting whacked in both knees by a hammer....)which had the effect of bouncing him forward almost into the seat in front of him.  Then he wanted to fight me. The crew removed him to another part of the plane...

CSB part.  As we picked up our baggage he was right beside me... 5'5" 120 if he was lucky.  I smiled at him and asked him how his flight was...


That's pretty badass.  Are you sure you didn't take that from some action movie?
 
2017-05-19 11:07:33 AM  

born_yesterday: Don't want the person in front of you reclining?  Spring for economy plus or an exit row, you cheap fark.


Exactly - change your seats yourself online. Make a request at check-in. Talk to the desk folk when you get to the gate. Ask the flight attendant when you get on the plane. The airline has any number of people getting paid to deal with arranging for physical difficulties or babies or whatever the fark and none of them are the person sitting in front of you. Use your words.
 
2017-05-19 11:10:25 AM  
Good reasons to pay the $30 to get the exit row.  The seats in front do not recline and you get more leg room.

Plus, you get the occasional in flight entertainment of watching the person in front try to get the thing to recline.
 
2017-05-19 11:12:39 AM  
1- to 2-hour hops on single-aisle planes are one thing, but I'll be damned if I'm going to sit bolt upright in a plebe-class seat for the entirety of a trans-oceanic flight.  Doubly so if it's an overnight flight.  I'll keep the seat up until the stews have cleared the dinner trays, then back it goes.

If you need more space to fit your Big Bird-esque frame, accept that your favorable genetics and childhood nutrition have a few modest downsides and pay the extra $50 or whatever to sit in Economy Plus or an exit row.
 
2017-05-19 11:13:42 AM  

Russ1642: xalres: I love that they picked someone who looks like she's 4' 8", 110 lbs for the photo. If you're over 5' 7" the standard airline seat quickly becomes an exercise in finding out which stress position is the least uncomfortable.

This is where I get to brag about being just under 5' 5". There are a few places where it's a huge advantage.


I am 6' tall and my shoulders are 3' across. Air travel is another reminder that the world is not build for me
 
2017-05-19 11:14:40 AM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: I would pay someone not to recline. I have long legs and the though of someone slamming their seat-back into my knees (it's happened more than once) makes me cringe.


I have used my knees to resist the reclining seat with obvious effort before. Worked before. Also, need room for my penis.
 
2017-05-19 11:15:05 AM  
The person in front of me literally cannot recline, due to my knees being there, so what happens when they don't get what they paid for?

I just want to know at what point do I get thrown off the plane for being too tall.
 
2017-05-19 11:15:35 AM  
These threads always remind me that 50% of the Fark population has a bad back, and the other 50% are 6'5" or over.  Both halves think the other half is self-centered for not being willing to accommodate whatever their frailty is.  And both halves think the other half should upgrade seats to deal with it, but are not willing to do so themselves.

Christ, we're all doomed.
 
2017-05-19 11:19:23 AM  

MrSplifferton: Just another Heartland Weirdass: I'm putting my seat back so fark you.

This, if you don't want me to recline don't give me the option.


QFT
 
2017-05-19 11:19:23 AM  
The airlines have a solution
i2.cdn.cnn.com
 
2017-05-19 11:20:05 AM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: Russ1642: xalres: I love that they picked someone who looks like she's 4' 8", 110 lbs for the photo. If you're over 5' 7" the standard airline seat quickly becomes an exercise in finding out which stress position is the least uncomfortable.

This is where I get to brag about being just under 5' 5". There are a few places where it's a huge advantage.

I am 6' tall and my shoulders are 3' across. Air travel is another reminder that the world is not build for me


Same. I always end up seated in the middle seat, surrounded by armrest hogs. After about 45 minutes of keeping my shoulders tucked in the middle of my back starts to burn.
 
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