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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    It is the recliner that is not being courteous, not I.
    ... for using a capability built into the seat, as opposed to somebody using something to disable another's seat capability?

    I know there are jackass ways of reclining your seat - I've seen it, but don't generalize like this.

    P.S: I've have nothing but good things to say about the legroom in jetBlue's aircraft, even those at only 34" without the additional 4." When reclining, the cushion moves forward a little two, meaning the allnighter I pull the night before flights can result in a good short nap for me... when little kids aren't kicking the seat that is.


    P.P.S: I'm not a "fast recliner" - I actually recline fairly slowly, but if somebody passed judgement on me and put this thing on my seat, I would be pissed off.... what ever happened to polite conversation? (This does go for both parties too)
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I sneeze in your hair.
    Shall we start WW3 over some recliners and knee defenders ?
    As I say...when man behaves...this includes the airline CEOs.

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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Shall we start WW3 over some recliners and knee defenders ?
    As I say...when man behaves...this includes the airline CEOs.
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    ... for using a capability built into the seat, as opposed to somebody using something to disable another's seat capability?

    I know there are jackass ways of reclining your seat - I've seen it, but don't generalize like this.

    P.S: I've have nothing but good things to say about the legroom in jetBlue's aircraft, even those at only 34" without the additional 4." When reclining, the cushion moves forward a little two, meaning the allnighter I pull the night before flights can result in a good short nap for me... when little kids aren't kicking the seat that is.


    P.P.S: I'm not a "fast recliner" - I actually recline fairly slowly, but if somebody passed judgement on me and put this thing on my seat, I would be pissed off.... what ever happened to polite conversation? (This does go for both parties too)
    Ask me first and then lets see if what you want is painful to me. Perhaps we can work out a compromise. Do it uncourtesously, and I will do the same. Your chair will get kicked, repeatedly.
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Ask me first and then lets see if what you want is painful to me. Perhaps we can work out a compromise. Do it uncourtesously, and I will do the same. Your chair will get kicked, repeatedly.
    Hmmm.... considering YOU, not I will be the one getting yelled at by the FA when (s)he is called, pot calling the kettle black?
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    As someone here who's 5'1", I don't care much about leg room.
    Ditto.
    Anyway, I rarely sit anywhere with my feet on the floor. I just don't find it comfortable.
    In the car, usually my husband drives and I ride shotgun with my feet up on the dash; at the movies, on the bus, in my computer chair or anywhere else (including, hypothetically, on a plane, if I ever get around to flying anywhere) I invariably have my feet 1. tucked under me or 2. up on the seat with my knees against my chest, and usually a book propped on top of them, hiding my face.

    Sitting straight up in a chair with my feet on the floor gives me a headache.

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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Hmmm.... considering YOU, not I will be the one getting yelled at by the FA when (s)he is called, pot calling the kettle black?
    That's OK. You want to act like a jerk, I'll respond, regardless.
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    I put other - let the individual airlines decide.
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    Re: Knee Defenders and Passenger Comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Ask me first and then lets see if what you want is painful to me. Perhaps we can work out a compromise. Do it uncourtesously, and I will do the same. Your chair will get kicked, repeatedly.
    When you buy a coach ticket, you know that there will be a seat in front of you and you know those seats recline. If I am on a trans-Pacific flight (which can be up to 18 hours), you definately need to spend some time reclining in your seat, if only to sleep for a few hours.

    Having said that, I try to recline slowly and check if the person behind me has his/her knees up or not. However, kicking the seat in front of you because their are exercising their seat's basic capability is HARDLY a mark of courtesy.
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