Video Ignites Debate Over Whether It’s Okay To Recline Airline Seat

We all know airline seats, especially in coach, give people very little room, and while most people have the ability to recline their chair, is it really okay to do so? Well, that’s the debate that’s currently going viral on Twitter after a women filmed a man who was punching the back of her seat because she reclined it.

The woman, Wendi, was sitting in front of a man whose seat did not recline, and when she pushed hers back he didn’t take it well. She says he first asked her to put it up when he ate, and she obliged, but when she reclined again he began punching her seat, so she began filming. The woman then complained to the American Airlines flight attendant, but instead of reprimanding the guy, they offered him a free drink and even threatened to have her escorted off the plane.

  • So, who is in the wrong in this situation? Well, apparently opinions are mixed. Plenty of people were shocked by the guys behavior, as well as the actions of the airline.
  • “I can't believe American Airlines did nothing for this poor woman but gave this creep a drink,” one person noted, while another added, “If I paid for the damn seat I’ll recline if I want to. His behavior would’ve gotten me arrested.”
  • But not everyone agreed, with many suggesting the woman had no right reclining her seat.
  • “I'm 6ft 5 and can't stand inconsiderate people putting their seats back,” one person shared, while another added, “Being the size I am, I still won't recline due to having courtesy for others. If it was me you wouldn't have got your seat back so count yourself lucky this guy let you.”
  • Check out some of the other reactions below:
Replying to @steelersfanOG and 2 others
When you recline you’re invading the space of the other passenger and ruining their experience. You’ve had a shocker here Wendy.
7:50 AM - Feb 12, 2020
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Peter Kirkham@Peter_Kirkham
Replying to @steelersfanOG and 2 others
Congratulations on demonstrating your in consideration for others...
6:14 AM - Feb 12, 2020
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Lisa Ailie Burgess@LisaAilie
Replying to @steelersfanOG
sorry but all those people stating she shouldn't recline the seat, why not if the facility is there? If the state of a reclined seat was so bad it wouldn't be an option would it?? 🤯
7:34 AM - Feb 12, 2020
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Replying to @steelersfanOG and 2 others
If he doesn’t like reclining seats he should have taken it up with the airline. They recline for a reason and can be used.
7:49 AM - Feb 12, 2020
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Replying to @steelersfanOG and 2 others
Why were you so inconsiderate? Reclining airline seats is such a dud move.
I admire his resilience.
Why would you share this video when it puts you in such a bad light?
7:44 AM - Feb 12, 2020
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Source:Daily Mail