Majority of Airline Passengers Approve of Banning Reclining Seats

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In a recent survey, 91 percent of respondents said that reclining seats on planes should be banned, or at minimum restricted on short flights.

In a recent survey, 91 percent of respondents said that reclining seats on planes should be banned, or at minimum restricted on short flights.

For most, sacrificing their own reclining privileges to protect their tray and leg space was well worth it.

The same questionnaire also revealed that 60 percent of flight attendants have either seen or gotten caught up in passenger fights over reclining issues.

One was so bad that the plane had to dump 50 thousand dollars worth of fuel and be escorted back to its US departure point by two Air Force fighter jets.

Upon examining the psychological phenomenon that’s come to be known in some circles as reclining seat rage, a London doctor commented on what she feels is the true root of the problem.

Most people, she observed, are just plain selfish.

The survey’s findings back up her assertion, as about 70 percent of respondents said they didn’t much care who was behind them, they were going to recline when they wanted to.

Men aged 35 and over were the most common members of that group.

What do you think - should reclining seats be banned?

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