Are We Still Flying in Comfort & Style?

January 19, 2018

Picture this: You just boarded an airplane, it’s late, and all you’re thinking about is how great it’s going to feel when the plane takes off and you’re able to move your seat back just a little bit for a nice long nap. But wait … your seat seems stuck. You press the help button. The flight attendant comes over and you explain the problem. “Oh,” he says, “our seats are locked—they don’t recline.” This can’t be, you think to yourself. Airplanes are already so uncomfortable…

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like some airlines, such as British Airways, are planning to do what some low-cost airlines like Frontier and Spirit already do—locking up seats so that passengers can’t recline their seats back. Why? According to British Airways, seats will be pre-reclined to make sure that people sitting behind reclined seats are comfortable.

Do you agree with British Airways’ reasoning for locking up seats? What would you do to make a passenger’s flight more comfortable?