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4 minutes ago, Lancashirelad said:

steamship steerage decks were used to provide the lowest cost and lowest class of travel, often for European and Chinese immigrants to North America. With limited privacy and security, inadequate sanitary conditions, and poor food, steerage was often decried as inhumane,

Hence the economy class analogy.  

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You should have removed the seat and then you could reclined  180 degrees and had your head in his fat stomach, much more room then.

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14 hours ago, Bramley said:

What would you do if they said no? Best not to ask imo.

I've actually had no one ever say no. Some years ago an older woman asked me to wait a while until she felt she could relax. After some time she tapped me on shoulder and gestured that I could now recline.

 

To be honest I don't know with certainty how I would react if the person behind me simply said "no" with no justification. But, as I noted, I find a bit of courtesy a helpful antidote to the stress of modern-day flying. 

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I would have said so sorry and put the seat up until the meal came ,

Then I would have rammed it back full power and acted as though the seat broke.

The seat would remain "stuck" in the position for the rest of the flight.

Mind you that's probably just me!

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On 5/22/2020 at 1:05 PM, Sundown said:

So my question is, is in the USA less acceptable to recline seats than everywhere else in the world?

Where is the logic in this question? You ran across <deleted>.  So what?

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There used to be smoking and non-smoking sections on planes. Why not reclining and non reclining sections? I personally am not a recliner and people who suddenly drop back full blast, give me the irrits. I use business these days on longer flights.

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On some aircraft, it is very difficult to watch TV on the seat in front of you because of the design. The first models of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners delivered to Qatar Airways gave me a neck injury because you could not see the TV properly and use the neck support.

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1 hour ago, Cats4ever said:

There used to be smoking and non-smoking sections on planes. Why not reclining and non reclining sections? I personally am not a recliner and people who suddenly drop back full blast, give me the irrits. I use business these days on longer flights.

I agree with Cats, anything over 2 hours is first or business for me.  When I did fly coach, though, I never reclined my seat unless the person behind me relined theirs, just out of courtesy.  I have a particular talent for sleeping while standing up, so sleeping in an upright seat is not a problem.

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10 minutes ago, parallaxtech said:

I agree with Cats, anything over 2 hours is first or business for me.  When I did fly coach, though, I never reclined my seat unless the person behind me relined theirs, just out of courtesy.  I have a particular talent for sleeping while standing up, so sleeping in an upright seat is not a problem.

Of course you don't recline your seat, it's common courtesy. Everyone knows that passengers are packed in like sardines and space is non-existent. To have some inconsiderate anti-social me-only person push their seat in your lap so that you don't have an option but to recline yourself, increasing the misery for people behind you until some poor guy is stuck in the back without a reclining seat is just unnecessary,

 

Thankfully more and more people are now refusing to be selfish and simply don't recline. If someone is so selfish that they do so they deserve everything they get. What can be more annoying than seat recliners who put their comfort above everything else? Air travel is annoying enough, the last thing you need is these selfish space hogs. How are you supposed to eat, these people never put up their seats during meal times? It's the height of anti-social selfishness.

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It's maybe funny, but I only put the seat back a little anyway.

Find it very uncomfortable when right back in cattle class even on 13 hour flights

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I got so fed up about the reclining seat issue plus given a very small space. I now only travel business class on international flights. I only travel once a year, the extra cost is well worth it.

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At one time you could buy a small wedge that fitted into the rear of the seat in front of you

It prevented the seat from reclining

I believe the seats have been modified to overcome this object

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15 minutes ago, Grumpy one said:

At one time you could buy a small wedge that fitted into the rear of the seat in front of you

It prevented the seat from reclining

I believe the seats have been modified to overcome this object

that didn't last long... Do It and you will be booted off the flight (after the next landing) 

It was an instant road rage analogy in the making... 

 

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