Do you have a right to complain if the guy in front you in an airplane keeps on

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (9 posts)
  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 4 years ago

    Do you have a right to complain if the guy in front you in an airplane keeps on reclining his seat?

    What rights do you have to complain if the guy seated in front you in an airplane keeps on reclining his seat towards you?

  2. Aniket Lawand profile image71
    Aniket Lawandposted 4 years ago

    If it bothers you too much there is no harm in bringing it to his notice if not the hostess will be kind enough to do the needful. Alternatively you can request for another seat.
    It is more about how you choose to send the message across. smile.

  3. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 4 years ago

    Friend; commercial air travel is the worst mode of transportation ever conceived. Honestly, unless the guy's seat is broken and is going too far back, you shouldn't say anything to him. I've come to the conclusion that first class is the basic standard for long-distance air travel. Coach is the "steerage" of the sky.

  4. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 4 years ago

    The only time I've complained was when I had my daughter on my lap (she was 18 months and didn't have her own seat). It was already really tight and then the lady in front of me reclined. I didn't say anything to her until she kept turning around to give me dirty looks every time my daughter accidentally knocked her seat. Eventually I just said "What exactly do you expect when you recline your chair into a toddler?"

    But usually I don't say anything. I think it's rude to recline, but it is an option, and a lot of people go by the theory that the person behind them can just recline too if they need more space.

    I'd like to see the option taken away entirely. I've been on countless flights, several long-haul, and I've never reclined my seat.

  5. Penny G profile image68
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    I do not recline, however it is an option , they bought a ticket and paid for that option. It is not against the rules. I say decide to deal with it, you knew when you took the flight this may happen. It is  part of traveling. People are getting so they just are not accommodating to each other. We all need to learn to adjust, and just go with the flow. If you are well enough to travel, you can do it. Remember: you/we have choices.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    Technically I would say the answer is no. The man is using the seat exactly in the way it was intended to be used.
    However if the chair is bumping against your knees it can't hurt to ask (in a nice way) if he would mind not reclining completely back (because) it's hitting your knees. Most people will work with you even though it's not their fault.
    Blame the airlines for squeezing in more seats to increase their revenues. They could have easily installed chairs that did not recline beyond a certain angle. It's the airlines responsibility to make sure their customers are happy not other passengers.

  7. profile image0
    christiananrkistposted 4 years ago

    none really. people are such babies. the tray is even designed in a way that is doesnt move much. i dont see why this is suddenly an issue. planes have had reclining seats pretty much since the first one.

    1. Penny G profile image68
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No kidding, I had thought to my self "GROW UP" but was trying to be nice.

    2. profile image0
      christiananrkistposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol. i do get that from your comment. although it was very nicely put. if only everyone, including myself were as tactful


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)