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ketoneus's avatar

Why bother reclining your seat in coach?

Asked by ketoneus (1169points) August 27th, 2008 from iPhone

Does that extra 10 degrees of recline provide more comfort to you than it provides harassment to the person sitting behind you?

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ketoneus's avatar

Sorry for the bad grammar…I was preoccupied by my numb legs.

Nevermind. Fixed.

trudacia's avatar

It helps a little but basically, yes coach sucks!!

Harp's avatar

I feel your pain. I was on a plane for 10 1/2 hours yesterday. The guy in front of me was in full recline for 9 of those hours. I’m sure there are still little craters in the back of that seat where my knees used to be embedded.

I don’t blame him, really. He was a very heavy guy, and must have been far more miserable than I was. The recline probably bought him some extra comfort at his midsection.

I do try to keep my own recline to a minimum.

tupara's avatar

If someone in front of me reclines, I’ve found I can usually just push it back up or if that doen’t work, I aim my air nozzle on full at their head.

Snoopy's avatar

ask for a bulkhead seat next time :)

gailcalled's avatar

Change your mindset and plan on renaming it “Steerage”. Having long legs, I found that my knees were sticking into my throat and loosening my teeth. No more air travel for me unless absolutely essential.

JackAdams's avatar

I always try to sit in the Emergency Exit row, because of the extra legroom there.

August 27, 2008, 9:50 PM EDT

happiNESS's avatar

Try when requesting seat assignments. I love how detailed the descriptions are for each seat on commercial flights :)

JackAdams's avatar

Thanks for the link! Appreciated!

August 28, 2008, 4:20 AM EDT

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