Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
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.
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.
Member since 14 Nov 2015
Total posts 43
Do we know the woman reclined into the man? Maybe it was the other way?
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.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 234
apparently humans have evolved....seems not...what a wonderful world!!! lol
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Nov 2012
Total posts 8
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.
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?
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).
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 264
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