To recline the seat or not? One of the great debates of flying

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i recline, but never fully recline
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I rarely recline, but I'll do it for nighttime flights (when most others generally do it). I'm very conscious of reclining seats as I'm quite tall, so I always look back before reclining a bit, and almost never recline fully. I don't mind when others do it, but as mentioned, a bit of a recline and slowly so I have time to react and move my legs. I do notice that often it's the shortest people who get the front seats and shit like that (even on flights when you can't choose), and it does annoy me. Always feels like it's some short woman sitting in the emergency exit seat...
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What's everyone's opinion on armrests though?

Check this guy out, lol:

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Brody wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:45 am What's everyone's opinion on armrests though?

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Aisle gets one armrest, middle both, window one.

Personally, I refuse to fly airlines that pack you in like sardines (Air Asia). Buy directly from the airline website, join their frequent flyer program, and you get better seat selection.
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Re: To recline the seat or not? One of the great debates of flying

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I recline but if there person behind me had a legitimate complaint, like they are 6 foot 8 or something, I wouldn’t.
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I always check the person behind, see if they are long legged in which case I won't.

As for the guy in the video.... he wouldn't do that shit to me for very long.

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Brody wrote:What's everyone's opinion on armrests though?

Check this guy out, lol:

I forget if it's Louis CK or Bill Burr that explain it best, but as above: center gets both, aisle and window get one. But... If your elbow starts poking into my sides too much, I'll steal it from you.
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Re: To recline the seat or not? One of the great debates of flying

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I always recline. I glance back real quick, just to give them a heads up and make sure I'm not gonna smack someone in the face, but yeah, all the way back.

And put it back up during meals.

It can be annoying as hell when the person in front of you is reclined all the way back, but guess what, that's how it's designed, and if you don't like that, fly business or first class, or buy your own plane and position yourself however you want. Bottom line is it's public transportation, and if you don't like how it's operated, find another way to travel.
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Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Brody wrote:What's everyone's opinion on armrests though?

Check this guy out, lol:

I forget if it's Louis CK or Bill Burr that explain it best, but as above: center gets both, aisle and window get one. But... If your elbow starts poking into my sides too much, I'll steal it from you.
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On another note - I wish they would offer flights with no kids under 10.
I’d pay more for the “no screaming baby” option.
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