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The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization

The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization

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Old Feb 19, 13, 11:35 am
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The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a...be_banned.html

Thought this might be of interest to the forum. BA almost lost me for life after that silly ad about the flight to Nice, the reclining seats, and the G&T with lemon. Nearly also put me off G&Ts for life as well.

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Old Feb 19, 13, 11:57 am
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she was angry because I passive-aggressively kicked her seat once every 15 minutes—often enough to be annoying, but not often enough to definitely be on purpose.
What a jerk the author is.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 12:03 pm
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What a jerk the author is.
There speaketh a Recliner .....
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Old Feb 19, 13, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by paulwuk View Post
What a jerk the author is.
I thought that too, but after reading it all, I think his tongue was firmly in his cheek for most of it.

I still think people can recline if they want though.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by uk1 View Post
There speaketh a Recliner .....
Reclining's never a problem in WT+

I try to get 18A/F on the torture flights to TLV, as noone jabs me in the back (nor can they complain about reclining)

Domestic flights are too short to be bothered reclining, and I'm almost always in 1C or 1D, so no problem with the person in front. I try to avoid Europe as there aren't any decent operators, and our only major office is in Brussels which isn't a long distance anyway.

I did have a flight in Y on SQ last year, the person in front reclined, no problem -- you can't work in economy whether the person is reclined or not - the laptop simply won't open

(nor can you work/flyertalk on a non-table seat on a cross-country train, unless you have two seats and can squish in at an angle. I can't believe I decided to train down to Wokingham rather than fly MAN-LHR and taxi, all to save my employer some money )
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Old Feb 19, 13, 1:34 pm
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Haven't we just had a reclining chat?

it's my seat - that is so rude - do not dare confront people - passive aggressive stuff - me too tall - me too fat - blablabla

Did I forget something?
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Old Feb 19, 13, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sschwenk View Post
Haven't we just had a reclining chat?

it's my seat - that is so rude - do not dare confront people - passive aggressive stuff - me too tall - me too fat - blablabla

Did I forget something?
I'd rather talk about chopsticks, but unfortunately I haven't had a non-TLV BA longhaul flight since NOVEMBER.

I'm feeling like I'm living in the American Colony at the moment
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Old Feb 19, 13, 1:56 pm
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OT and will cause more harm than good considering todays events.

Thanks for understanding.
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