I was on a flight from Dallas to San Jose, CA. The pilot had just turned off the fasten seatbelt sign, and the man in front of me tried to recline his seat. I say tried to, because I am six feet tall, sitting in a window seat, and there was no way he could recline without crushing my legs.
I said to him that he could not recline his seat and explained why. A flight attendant overheard me, and said, “You’re kidding, right?” I replied that I was not, and explained why. She said “You can’t tell another passenger they can’t recline their seat. He has the right to recline.” I said ,”So I don’t have the right to fly without extreme pain because my legs are crushed by his seat?”
Anyway, after that I dropped it, because I didn’t want to get in trouble for arguing with a flight attendant. The man in front of me understood, and had no problem. I thought the flight attendant was rude. So next time you can’t recline your seat, look behind you! Passengers have a right to recline, but all passengers have a right to be as comfortable as possible. There has to be compromise somewhere!