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Is It Ever Acceptable To Recline Your Seat On A Flight? A Guide To Getting It Right….. 

As you know I’m thinking of going on holiday soon. My plans will pop up soon in my blog……

So what is the etiquette for reclining on flights? Itโ€™s a divisive topic, thatโ€™s for sure. A poll by Skyscanner found some view it as โ€œinconsiderateโ€ and believe itโ€™s never ok to recline, while others think itโ€™s ok as long as you ask first.

Some consider it 100% unacceptable on shorter flights, while others believe that they should absolutely be able to recline regardless of flight duration โ€“ one person went as far as saying anyone with a problem should pay the extra money to sit in premium economy.

Rupert Wesson, academy director of Debrettโ€™s, the authority on etiquette training in the UK, tells HuffPost UK: โ€œThe seats on most aircraft are designed to recline and so of course it is acceptable, but that does not mean that it should be done without care and consideration for the person sat behind.โ€

If a meal is about to be served thereโ€™s no point in reclining โ€œbecause you will only have to put it back up againโ€, he says. And in his view, you donโ€™t need to ask permission to recline โ€“ but itโ€™s important to do it carefully and check that you are not going to knock over drinks, laptops and iPads when you do so.

โ€œA quick glance to check will also indicate to the person behind that you going to recline which is always helpful,โ€ he adds. 

My Opinion…… 

I try not to lay back in my seat, I always feel for the person behind me, thatโ€™s not to say the person in front of me has the same consideration. 

I have children think their seat is a toy, Iโ€™ve also had adults that canโ€™t get comfy, and will spend most of the flight up and down …. 

I remember one time my daughter was sat in her seat (she had her bag to keep her occupied, toys, snacks and colouring) and this man in front of her kept bouncing around in his seat, the seat went back, the seat went up, he must have done it for a good 5 solid minutes. My daughter daughter calmly stuck her head through the seats and asked if he wanted a snack or a colouring book, as he couldnโ€™t keep still ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Published by jab1969

Hi Iโ€™m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me ๐Ÿคจ Iโ€™m almost 50 ๐Ÿคซ Iโ€™ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday ๐Ÿ˜ฅ and itโ€™s been 5 years since sheโ€™s been gone (and not a day goes by that I donโ€™t miss her) I work as a salad ๐Ÿฅ— chef ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ in a restaurant, havenโ€™t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and Iโ€™ll try to post my efforts on here ๐Ÿ˜‰ My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) Iโ€™ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so Iโ€™m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here ๐Ÿ˜‰ I LOVE PENGUINS ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’•so Iโ€™m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) ๐Ÿ˜‰ <img src="https://d1vbo0kv48thhl.cloudfront.net/images/featured_book_reviewer_big.png"

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