October 7, 2013
Nine in ten travelers wanted reclining seats banned or at least restricted to set times on short-haul flights.
We’ve all been there. The moment we forget the seat in front reclines, when suddenly it does. And our knees are crushed.
According to the Telegraph, “the vast majority of passengers would rather lose the right to recline than put up with having their table and leg space compromised by someone else.
Results of a poll of 1000 fliers for Skyscanner, a flight search website, found that nine in ten travelers wanted reclining seats banned or at least restricted to set times on short-haul flights.
It also revealed that young female passengers were the most likely to be considerate when reclining. “
So, until then, you can seek seats behind young, female passengers.
The story explains “the results showed that, if reclining seats were an option, 70 per cent of passengers admitted to being selfish and said they would recline while sitting in front of a pregnant woman. Another 80 per cent said they wouldn’t care if the person behind was frail or elderly. “
A separate survey for CabinCrew.com revealed that more than 60 percent of international cabin crew had witnessed an argument between passengers over reclining seats.