Frequent travelers are all too familiar with that dreaded moment when the person in front of you reclines the seat.
You’re cramped up, uncomfortable and irritated. And you’re not alone.
Almost 30 percent of flyers say reclined seats have caused them discomfort while flying. And 3% of those people have been hurt when another passenger put the seat back.
A recent survey shows 9 out of 10 travelers want to see reclining seats banned on airplanes.
Another poll shows 91% want regulations put in place for short flights. They want to have set times when seats can be reclined and for how long.
About 43% think there should be limits on long flights too.
Another idea the surveyors explored: passengers asking permission to recline. That idea didn’t excite any travelers. They said it would be too embarrassing to ask to relax.
Flight attendants say they wouldn’t mind seeing the practice disappear altogether, as they see so many arguments due to annoyed passengers.
Plus, if the recliners were taken out, that’s one less thing that has to be prepped for landing.