Jetstar reclining seats

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

So it seems both pax may be blacklisted. In my mind it seems the woman reclining the seat is at no fault initially (who knows what happened after the man reacted). 


But for the avoidance of any doubt, what do readers suggest if this ever happens to you as you recline? 

  

Bearing in mind the flight attendants may not want to get involved to mediate/resolve the situation as it flares. Does jungle law prevail, with the biggest bully winning?


Of course the best thing to do is not fly a budget airline that transport a certain demographic. Let's assume, there is no choice and one is forced to fly such a carrier.

Mavers

Member since 13 May 2016

Total posts 6

The Phuket and Bali routes operated by Jetstar seem to occasionally have some interesting characters on board.


But behaving like that onboard a flight is never acceptable.

thelongroad

Member since 14 Nov 2015

Total posts 43

Do we know the woman reclined into the man?  Maybe it was the other way?

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Woman reclined into man's mother. Just as well they have a bulk supply of cable ties on those LCC's.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 234

apparently humans have evolved....seems not...what a wonderful world!!! lol

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Dundas

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Nov 2012

Total posts 6

Don't blame the people, blame the system ... a lot of air rage incidents can be sheeted back to the airlines, in particular because of the way they are jamming seats closer together, a common criticism of Jetstar business class. The seats down the back are undoubtedly much worse in terms of seat pitch, but don't recline as far. 

mos

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Dec 2014

Total posts 31

The smh article on this said the pax were in business class (http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/passengers-escorted-off-jetstar-flight-jq33-to-sydney-after-midair-fight-20161006-grwqhq.html) - is the pitch in Jetstar business really that bad?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

The Phuket and Bali routes operated by Jetstar seem to occasionally have some interesting characters on board.

But behaving like that onboard a flight is never acceptable.

I feel sorry for these destinations getting a bad rap. Getting the right type of tourism is so important. Pitch it to the wrong crowd and you're always on the back foot cleaning up your reputation. 

mrmaxwell

Member since 17 Jun 2011

Total posts 12

Call it manners but I always have a quick look behind me before I recline my seat to make sure my fellow passenger is not leaning forward, drinking hot coffee with the tray down etc.

I've had several people (with status) simply slam back their seat into my face without a word of warning. It is rude and not simply your right to recline into my personal space (which is what you're doing).

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 259

The smh article on this said the pax were in business class (http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/passengers-escorted-off-jetstar-flight-jq33-to-sydney-after-midair-fight-20161006-grwqhq.html) - is the pitch in Jetstar business really that bad?

It isn't at all. For the price (cheap) it is a great deal with plenty of space. That said, it can come as a shock if unexpected (who knows how the mother had positioned herself).

 I doubt the issue was space related but rather (initially) a lack of courtesy regarding the recline and (subsequently) an intoxicated bogan.

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