Recently, more and more airlines have been departing
from reclining seats.
British Airways wants its passengers to enjoy a
“comfortable journey” so they’re rolling out seats that don’t
The etiquette behind reclining seats is usually that
you only recline as little as you need.
If your New Year’s resolution was
more, you’re in luck. Not only are
, but more and more airlines are cracking
down on pesky
, including reclining seats.
is the latest airline
to announce that they’ll be eliminating reclining seats on
many flights. The airline recently announced that 35 of its
newly-introduced short haul aircrafts will roll out over the next
five years featuring pre-set seats with “gentle recline to ensure
everyone in the cabin enjoys a comfortable journey.”
British Airways joins
in leaving reclining seats behind
on many of their flights. That said, many more airlines
still allow reclining seats, especially for long or international
Most airlines allow about five
degrees of recline in their economy class seats, with 30 to 31
inches of “pitch” (a rough way to measure legroom), according
. Based on
, this is about two inches less space than a
No matter the explanation for the
reclining ban, the question remains: to recline or not to
“You don’t have to push your seat
all the way back to get a snooze; only take what you need,”
Hewitt told the
When in doubt, don’t recline it
out too hard.
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