- Jan 22, 2007
One of AFF most favourite topics.
The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $A21.95 ($A23.63) gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.
The US Federal Aviation Administration leaves it up to individual airlines to set rules about the device.
United Airlines said it prohibits use of the device, like all major US airlines. Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air take the reclining mechanisms out of their seats, leaving them permanently upright.
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