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Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise

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By JOAN LOWY

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This is probably linked to the recent increase in the number of seats per row. From 8 to 9 on the 787 and from 9 to 10 on the 777. I try to avoid flights with those configurations but it's getting harder.

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In my experience a lot of rage is caused by the morons who put back their seat without checking behind them first.

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The terrible air since smoking was banned has a lot to do with the problem . Cabin crew have admitted that the poor re circulation of the air has numerous ill effects on health , all so that air lines can make more money .

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In my experience a lot of rage is caused by the morons who put back their seat without checking behind them first.

Hear, hear! Just a simple standard loudspeaker announcement at the start of each flight reminding people of this basic courtesy would help.

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I never check before putting back my seat. Sitting straight up is airplane seats is particularly uncomfortable for me. I don't know if it's because I'm tall, or because of something else, but I'm not sitting straight up for the entirety of any flight. If the person behind me doesn't like that, they can lean back themselves, fly first class, or don't fly. The fact is, the seats lean back. Expecting someone to not use that when it's there is entirely unreasonable.

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Expecting someone to not use that when it's there is entirely unreasonable.

Well, I feel that It's also unreasonable in such a situation for you not to show some understanding and some common politeness towards your fellow passenger in the row behind regardless of your ability to suddenly push back at will. I certainly do that if I feel the need to recline.

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But people would feel better if you kindly look back and tell them that you're gonna put back the seat a bit. People all know that the seats are designed to lean back but also understand the economy class is narrow and tight so mutual consideration is much needed than other classes. One good smile would ease lots of tension there.

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In all my years of flying, no one has ever done that to/for me, and I don't expect them to either.

The problem with looking back is that the person will say 'please don't' or something along those lines, which I then can either ignore, and sit uncomfortably for hours on end, or ignore them, and potentially provoke a fight.

I think the expectation is unreasonable.

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I bought the seat and the space behind it, so if someone has an issue with that, they can ask to be moved. I put my seat back immediately as we are going down the runway. There is no sign saying you cannot.

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I never check before putting back my seat.

How rude. No one is saying don't move your seat, just check behind first. If the person behind you has their tray table down and you move back quickly or too much you can hurt them. If they have a drink on their table you will spill it. It's just manners. I had a scalding hot cup of tea tipped over me when a selfish twat in front of me suddenly whipped back their seat before the meal and ended. Suffice to say that induced a great deal of rage in me and the bloke sitting next to me.

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I never jerk it back for that exact reason.

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MsDelish:

I bought the seat and the space behind it,

Sure.

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Pukey. You bought the full range of the seat, and the foot storage place in front of you. If you did not own that space, then the seat would not be able to move into it.

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Seats are made reclinable for a reason and there is no need to ask for permission. I bet if you ride the shinkansen, you don't look behind you and ask if it is OK to recline.

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I always book the full aircraft. I can recline my seat flat if I want to.

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For once I agree with "Strangerland" !

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