AdobeStock_242985570Just a short blurb today about a subject close to my heart.

I think I have mentioned the column written by Chris Elliott before. Chris runs a website and is an advocate for travelers. He and his people help those who have had problems or been scammed while traveling. He has helped people who have need a refund from an airline, had to bail from a bad vacation rental or had any of hundreds of other travel problems.

This morning Chris and his staff take a stand on a subject that is near and dear to my heart (being six foot two)—reclining seats in airplane economy sections. His attitude is EXACTLY the same as mine…STOP DOING THIS! Stop reclining. He makes some incredibly important points about why people should stop reclining (it isn’t because he’s tall or doesn’t like it personally) and I hope you will take a minute to read his article which you can find by clicking here.

You can’t be truly rude until you understand good manners.—Rita Mae Brown


4 thoughts on “STOP DOING THIS!

  1. I don’t really understand why they ever thought it would be a good idea to have seats recline… I do see how it could be nice to recline and lay back but it’s at the expense of the person behind you! And there isn’t that much room to begin with so losing a few inches is a huge deal. How did they not realize this doesn’t make sense!?

    1. Bob

      Back in the day when the earth was green you could smoke eat fairly good meals AND recline. I remember being able to do it and the pax in the seat ahead of me being able to do it and not affect me all that much. Really ! I’m 6’5’. There was way more room throughout the plane. There is more headroom now though I think.

      1. That would probably be interesting to see how much the space between seats changed throughout the years and from airline to airline! I didn’t fly until 5 years ago and longest flight was around 6 hours so I have pretty limited experience. It is way less spacious than I had expected!

  2. Kathleen and I were talking after Nicole left her first comment. We started thinking that some airlines are now charging for seats with a slightly larger bit of legroom. For instance, Alaska Air charged us an extra almost $100 for these increased legroom seats. The funny thing we realized is, that these seats are just about what they used to be 20 years ago. Then we didn’t have to pay extra for them. All for the sake of profit.

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