A frequent flyer has sparked controversy after it was revealed he got into an argument with a passenger over the reclining of his seat.
A Reddit user reignited the ongoing conversation about airline etiquette, as an expert recently shared the 20 rules you should follow while traveling.
A first-class passenger has now revealed he was repeatedly lashed out and stared at after he slumped in his seat.
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A frequent flyer sparked controversy after it was revealed that he got into an argument with a fellow passenger over the reclining of his seat (Stock Photo)
A Reddit user has revealed that he was repeatedly stared at after his seat reclined while sitting in first class
In his viral post, he began by explaining that he is a frequent flyer and weighs in at 6 ft 3 in and 350 lbs.
A hotly debated topic, you see. I fly 150,000 miles a year, so my routine is pretty repetitive. I paid for first class, because I’m a big guy (6’3″ and 350lbs) – after beating at 10,000 feet I look back to make sure the person behind me doesn’t have a laptop or anything, so I slowly lean back in my seat,” he explained. .
“Especially at the front of the plane, and usually nobody has any problems at all.”
The traveler added that the trip took about five hours and that he did not want to spend it all uncomfortable.
However, when he tried to make himself comfortable, he was met with a backlash from his fellow posting.
This flight took about 4.5 hours across the US, and within 20 seconds of reclining back, a dude tapped me on the shoulder and said “Up your damn seat.”
A Reddit user was shocked by the man’s demands and decided to let the hostess handle it.
He continued, “I was really surprised, I moved it to please the man, but I called the flight attendant and told her I intended to bring her back after the meal and asked her to give the man a heads up.
“She reassured me that this was my specialty, so I didn’t have to worry about it.”
Once the meal service was over, the Reddit user decided to try reclining his seat again.
After the meal was served, I did a chore and stretched out the seat. Dude taps me again and says “I asked you to move your seat, man”. I turned around and said, “You’re welcome to talk to the flight attendant about it,” he said.
He called her, and she assured me that I had the right to recline my seat.
Many viewers flocked to the comments section and took the Reddit user’s side
Then the frequent flyer revealed that things calmed down after that, but he did receive some flares as he got off the plane.
There wasn’t much of an argument after that, things pretty much ended there. The man was also my size, but in first class there is already plenty of room. “He just stared at me when we got off the plane,” said the original poster.
“Honestly I feel like I was being respected about it, but I wouldn’t sit upright for more than 4 hours after paying for the ticket in first place.”
Many viewers flocked to the comments section and took the Reddit user’s side.
One person commented: ‘It honestly sounds like you were more considerate than the others.
I checked with a laptop – a very considerate move that probably only frequent flyers consider. This man was entitled to more than a little. First class has plenty of room.
I paid for a reclining seat. Host supported you. Who knows why this guy was acting like a bitch in cheery, but it’s not on you, my friend.
Another added: ‘It doesn’t bother me so much when people recline in their chairs, even though I’m a big girl, because it’s their right as paying customers to use any of the features available.
“And you’re right, there’s plenty of room in First Class, so you shouldn’t be encroaching on his space.”
A third social media user said: ‘You were given the ability to recline your seat for a reason. Since he was close to your size, he makes it even more so that he understands why you are moving your seat back.
Everyone has the ability to lean and choose whether or not to lean. That’s it! If the person behind you decides not to recline, they’ll choose to have less space but can’t tell you you can’t do it, someone else wrote.
No matter where you sit, you’ve paid for your seat and it’s full range of motion. Lean away,” one comment read.
I paid for a reclining seat. You checked to make sure the table wasn’t in use and that you wouldn’t hit someone’s knees. wrote another.
Another person said, “I was in first class with plenty of room and the guy behind you could have reclined his seat too!”
Then the frequent flyer revealed that things calmed down after that, but he did receive some glare as he got off the plane (stock photo)
One person added: ‘The seats recline so people can lean on them. It is part of the service that you pay for. The flight attendant is correct – you are entitled to recline your seat.
This guy was rude about it, too. He could have asked well and probably got a better result.
While the majority of users on the social media platform agreed with him, others criticized him for his lack of respect for others.
One person said, “I wouldn’t call you an a**hole but definitely annoying.”
This latest debate comes after DailyMail.com columnist Jacy Steffen made her opinion on the seat change.
Jassy admitted that she “absolutely refuses” to switch seats, no matter how angry the passenger asking to switch is.
In her confession, she explained that she travels a lot and carefully chooses her seat route beforehand, and noted that she even chooses the direction she wants to face when traveling.
Jassy added that in the past, she’d had multiple passengers yell at her, staring at her in annoyance, but she didn’t mind as she indicated it was her “right to refuse.”