A video of an angry passenger yelling that she was allowed to recline her plane seat after another passenger spent the entire flight trying to push the seat upright has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the furious passenger complained: “The whole trip she pushin’ my seat!”
When the man behind her tried to defend the other passenger, the woman yelled: “No, you seen it! You know she did! I’m allowed to put my seat back!”
That wasn’t the end of it as the angry woman continued to yell: “I’m allowed. To. Put. My. Seat. Back!”
The video has sparked a lengthy debate online about reclining rights.
One person commented: “If you wanna be this entitled to take offense to someone reclining their seat, book business or first class. Put your money where your entitlement lies.”
Another wrote: “Seats should not recline unless there’s ample room for them, like in first class.”
A third said: “She’s allowed to put her seat back. You don’t get to kick it repeatedly just because you want more space.”
A fourth posted: “Unpopular opinion: airplanes should not have seats that recline. As a larger person, I do not want my knees crushed. Anything outside of comfort+ or first class, my knees touch the back the of the seat in front of me.”
Someone else added: “If you want to maintain your space put your seat back as well and all is well. Everyone had that right. I have lower back issues 30 minutes without recline could put me in traction.”
Another tweeted: “I blame the airlines. The seats are too damn close together. It’s not right and they should pass [a] law that allows for enough space for a person to have some sanity even if the person in front of them has their damn seat back.”
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