I was on a flight back from Hawaii to Denver a few weeks ago in F on a 757. It was a on red eye so I wanted to sleep, at the gate I slowly reclined my seat to get the Z process started. The guy behind me proceeded to push an kick my seat. I asked him to stop but he said I was breaking the rules by reclining before take off.
For taxi I put it upright, of course and then reclined again after take off. He continued to push and prod for the entire flight. I think he had no manners at all. Thoughts?
I have since changed my F selection on no lay flats to be the last row with nobody behind!
Even when someone reclines during the meal service (which I think is rude), I still don't use that a reason to push, kick or otherwise mess with the seat in front of me. I really don't think you were out of line....but he was.
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Originally Posted by MayorMcKnife
My pet peave is the person that slams their seat back giving me no notice. I rarely reclince, but when I do, I ease it back slowly.
I try to recline slowly too, but sometimes the seat gets "stuck" so I have to keep pushing harder just to get the seat to recline. And when it finally goes, I sometimes accidentally slam it back.
Originally Posted by CKinMD
Even when someone reclines during the meal service (which I think is rude)
This is a good point. IMO I think it's OK if you are reclined during the meal service if you are actually sitting reclined. But most of the time, people leave their seats reclined even though they're sitting upright in their seat, so there's absolutely no need to leave it that way.
Originally Posted by UA-NYC
IMO you shouldn't be reclining your seat until you're in the air. Everyone around you will still have it upright - you should too.
I actually see people reclined during boarding / at the gate quite frequently. It might be polite to wait until people in the row behind you are seated (especially in Y), but I don't think it's such a big deal.
Just changed ALL of my MR's for first 3 mo's of next year to last row of First on every itin that I'm already upgraded on. Don't know why I decided to change to further up, but I need my recline with no bumping and kicking. Thanks for the reminder OP!
Not sure what the big deal is. Most seats don't go back that far anyway. If the person in front of me puts their seat back, the last thing on my mind is how can I annoy them for the rest of the flight.