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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:13 PM

Delta Is Restricting Airplane Seat Reclining So You Monsters Will Stop Fighting

Source: Jalopnik

Delta Is Restricting Airplane Seat Reclining So You Monsters Will Stop Fighting

Jason Torchinsky
Yesterday 10:00am Filed to: PLANELOPNIK

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s been a longstanding ethical debate regarding whether or not it’s okay to lean your seat back in an airplane. In that debate, Delta appears to have taken a side, as they announced that they would be restricting the amount their seats recline, hoping to reduce “disputes between passengers,” according to a travel expert.

That travel expert is Scott Mayerowitz, who runs The Points Guy travel blog, where he reports that starting this Saturday, Delta’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft will reduce the seat recline in coach from four inches to two, and in first class from five and a half inches to three and a half.

Delta takes pains to point out that this is not an attempt to make more money by cramming more seats on the aircraft. As Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of product and customer experience told Mayerowitz,

“We’re not adding a single seat into the aircraft... It’s really not at all a gateway to reducing your legroom. That is not the intent here. If we were adding seats, or something else, the cynics would be correct. But this is really about more personal space.”

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Eugene Monday OP
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

1. We can't have nice things

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:25 PM

3. Easy to say if you're the recliner. OTOH if your knees are getting crammed, not so nice.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:32 PM

7. Your knees shouldn't be on the back of the seat.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:47 PM

8. Seriously? Are you four years old?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:24 PM

2. Good

For heaven's sake, there's another person only a few feet behind you.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:48 PM

4. Yeah, good

Although when I get a kid kicking the back of my seat, it's nice to recline the seat and then sit up straight so he kicks only the seat and not my back.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:50 PM

5. good deal....

I fly a lot on Delta. When someone reclines all the way, it can be damn uncomfortable...even in 1st class...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:03 PM

6. Everytime I travel, the person in front of me reclines fully.

They leave it that way even when they lean forward to eat. Don't get me started on the kids kicking the back of my seat. Bravo Delta. I've worked on some of their sims.

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