9 out of 10 air travellers want to ban reclining seats
The dreaded moment when some bumheaded tosspot reclines their seat into your dinner on a flight is universally loathed, according to a survey by Skyscanner. 91% wanted reclining seats on short haul flights banned, or at least have a set ‘Recline time’ so that everybody can be horizontal at the same time.
The survey of 1000 flyers also showed that we are a nation of selfish recliners, reclining willy nilly regardless of whether the person behind is elderly or pregnant. Nearly three quarters said that they would jolly well recline if they wanted to, even if the person behind them was crying or giving them the finger.
Women aged 18-25 are the most thoughtful recliners, while men over 35, who like to have as much room as possible for their MANLY STRONG LEGS AND GIGANTIC GONADS, are the least considerate. Reclining is also an etiquette minefield, with a third of people saying that they were too worried to ask permission from the person behind them if they could recline – in case they got a bad reaction.
The stewards apparently hate reclining seats too. Over 60% of international cabin crew said they were sick of getting into arguments with passengers about upright headrests.
Do you think we should get rid of them? After all, aren't short haul flights really uncomfortable anyway?