When you buy a ticket to fly, you are paying for more than just the flight, examples are, fuel, pilot, co-pilot, crew, tires, the conveyer that takes your luggage, the people that handle your luggage, ground crews, landing fees, So putting in less seats would force ticket prices higher and you don't want that. On a smaller scale, your car requires more than just fuel, it needs maintenance, oil change, tires, brakes, filters, You can figure what it costs to operate by keeping track of all your expenses, and at the end of the year or month, do the math and dollars per mile, this is how the airline does business, there is no other way. They don't fill the fuel tanks every time they take on fuel, it wouldn't be cost effective. if they did, you'd be paying more for your ticket. These are not tricks of the trade, it is economic sense, and again, you'd be paying more if they didn't do business in this manner..
Simple solution: Make all coach class seats in a fixed position. It's rude for one to recline their seat back into another person's space. It's bad enough that the kid behind you is kicking your kidneys without having the person in front of you sticking their head in your face.
If tese people are so desparate for the extra knee/computer room they should fly first- class or take some edicate class. Chill out people it's only a couple hours and your all stuck on the same tin can in the sky so please learn how to get along so others are not inconvienced by your selfish behavior. Thank God for Air Marshals.
I've flown over 20,000 miles on commercial airlines and I have never reclined my seat out of respect for the person behind me. Even if they are short it's not pleasant having your tray table stuck into your chest for 8-10 hours I have never been uncomfortable in the seat in it's original upright position. These people at the airlines need to ride in their own seats once in a while to see what it feels like..
I've flown over 20,000 miles on commercial airlines and I have never reclined my seat. I have never been uncomfortable in the seat in it's original upright position.
The ultimate responsibility should be with the airlines not the person in front of you or behind you. In today's world, people don't direct the problem to the original source! But they find plenty of scapegoats.
I am one that rarely declines my seat as I am not a tall person. But there was a comment on here with someone saying the reclined seat was 12" away from that person's face. That seat would have to be at a 45 degree angle when seats only recline 2 inches from a 90 degree original angle. Because I am a small person does not mean I don't encounter my own problems. Try sitting between two large people who become irritated if I need to use the restroom. They push the arm rest back and spill over into my seat. We all know what we are setting ourselves up for and I must take the good with the bad like everyone else. Otherwise, I would book a different seat, yes? I am required to take responsibility for my decisions. What is the point in my complaining if I made the choice that might make me uncomfortable?
I blame the airlines. Trying to squeeze every inch of space into dollars. There is no room between the rows for people to even begin to be comfortable.
The seats recline. The only way to solve the problem these people have is to have seats that DON'T recline. Simple huh.
in first class---it's worse--the seats are bigger--but as soon as the person in front of you reclines--there is about 12 inches from seat to my face--especially when I'm not reclined