So here's the thing. I've heard a lot of people complain about passengers in front of them throwing their seat back during meal service. Me, I don't really care too much about food, fullstop. I care about sleep. And I travel a lot over night, so it's more than a minor inconvenience for me that the person behind me is getting stroppy at 2am and they're being served "dinner" and want me to put my seat upright. Particularly when I've popped a magic pill, have got Mazzy Star on my MP3 player, and am all set for dreamtime. Invariably, this person behind me is the size of a truck and wouldn't know what hunger was if it got up and gave him a sloppy french kiss, but anyway ... I've been dragged into lots of uncomfortable situations where the hostie is pulled in as an accomplice to trying to get me to put my seat up while the bloke behind me gorges himself on food he doesn't need. I've developed a number of strategies to win the battle, but the wrong and right of it still puzzles me. Do I have a right to sling my seat back that trumps the right of the person behind me to have unfettered access to his/her meal tray ? Sleeping or eating: which wins ?