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Another Passenger Fight Over Reclining Seats Has Caused A Flight To Be DivertedFor the third time in a little over a week, a flight has been diverted because of a passenger fight over reclining seats. (www.businessinsider.com) More...
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Well said. I'm 6'1" and don't fly that much and can relate to what you said. I can't afford first-class for the extra room either.
6'2" and 265lbs here, and I pretty much stopped flying years ago because the airlines made it just too damned uncomfortable for me. Then the TSA came into being and the only time I've flown in the past decade has been for a family emergency where I didn't have time to drive or take a train.
Ya about your only prayer back in the cattle section is a bulkhead seat or exit row.....I am only 5-9" and I feel crunched, you tall guys, its gotta suck.
The real solution is an additional section in the so-called "Passenger Bill of Rights": each passenger shall be provided with a minimum seating space of X inches in width and y inches of pitch... and x and y shall be sufficient that all but the largest customers can pass a six-hour trip in comfort and safety (i.e. room to move). Most planes would lose like 10% of seating space, and prices would probably go up a little, but if all airlines are forced to comply, none should be at a disadvantage to the competition.
Make it so.
Did you know that you can choose an exit row seat when you book your ticket? Not for double.....maybe an extra $35, well worth it. And you will not experience the person in front reclining...the seats in front of exit rows are purposely not able to recline.
I'm sorry, but I didn't ask to be this tall (not at all unusual these days). And if I must pay double for first class for a couple of inches of leg room because of my physical attributes, then airlines should be charging passengers by weight for themselves and their luggage. I can't afford first class, and I fly much less and drive more these days as seat spacing has become ridiculous. Why the heck can't airlines recognize the latent discomfort that is turning up these days, take out two rows and give everyone another 2" of room, charging the tiny percentage more for tickets for each passenger? I'd pay an extra $25 or so per seat like I do for my baggage now, and I'll bet some enterprising airline could win a lot of customer loyalty by advertising more passenger comfort.