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Angry pax declines to Raise Reclined Seat During Service...

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Would airlines consider installing a section of Y non reclining seats?
 

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On the topic of reclining, recently flew SIN-Europe outbound on QF A380, return on SQ A350, both in economy.

On the QF A380 flight, the passenger in front of me reclined for the entire flight from basically 5 mins after take off to pre-landing, except when instructed to put seat upright for meals (and I might add wedged their knees up into the back fo the seat in front of them, not sure if this prevented the passenger in front of them from reclining, or whether that pax didn't want to recline, but if they did, a pox on the person in front of me). There is no way I could travel on this flight without also reclining myself (IFE too close, and difficult to get in/out of) and the recline mechanism on the seat was awful, once you pressed the button you went all the way back, quickly. On the return SQ flight, recline more limited and I sat half of the flight watching IFE with my seat upright, even though pax in front had fully reclined. And when any one reclined, seats came back much more slowly. Much better for non-recliners.
Sounds like you scored a Chronic Reclining Aircraft Passenger - probably someone on this forum! There’s no cure and all you can do is hope they get taken out of the gene pool by a truck driver dazzled by their fog lights.
 

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Sounds like you scored a Chronic Reclining Aircraft Passenger - probably someone on this forum! There’s no cure and all you can do is hope they get taken out of the gene pool by a truck driver dazzled by their fog lights.

Haha yes.

But had them on both flights - but on the second it didn’t bother me. A good example of more limited recline on flight #2 and good argument for limiting recline. If people want more recline they can pay for Y+ or J!!
 

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In relation to your last paragraph, I am not sure what you expect CX to do here apart from a template response? The not good enough comment is a tad harsh.
It isn't 'harsh' at all. There's not much room in Y seats on most airlines, so reclining when meals or drinks are being served is a selfish act.
 

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It isn't 'harsh' at all. There's not much room in Y seats on most airlines, so reclining when meals or drinks are being served is a selfish act.
I’m not sure the OP’s comment or my response was in relation to the act of the recliner (which isn’t in question), but actually the speed of response from CX.
 

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