Tensions flared between passengers on a plane after a woman verbally attacked the woman sitting behind her, pushing her seat during the “entire flight” in protest against his reclining seat.
“She pushed my seat the whole trip! You know she did! I have the right to recline my seat! I have the right to take my seat,” a woman shouted in a video posted on TikTok. Daily Mail Thursday.
In less than 24 hours, resharing of the altercation reached more than 1.3 million views on the platform, while the debate over reclining seats on planes was transported to the web, dividing internet users.
Many of them pointed out that the seats couldn’t be adjusted if they didn’t allow them to recline, while others thought it was “respectful” to the person in the back, according to comments.
“I have back problems. I paid for the seat and I’m going to bend it,” one user pointed out under the video.
Even among social etiquette experts, the debate over reclining seats is far from unanimous, according to it The New York Post.
“Unless you’re sitting in a seat with extra legroom or in first class,” reclining your seat is rude because “space is tight, and it’s familiar — and not surprising — that you’re sitting in confined spaces,” he said. According to Diane Gottsman, an etiquette professional at the Protocol School of Texas USA Today.
In contrast, Julia Esteve Boyd, a social etiquette coach from Switzerland, feels that while being aware of the position of her backseat neighbor when lowering or raising his seat, he “makes a lot of sense to recline your seat if you want to.” Said to be reported The Points Guy.