Putting the seat back can be pretty bad for the person behind you. Is there a negotiated solution?
But would side payments be okay? Could I offer to give you $20 not to put your seat back? Could you refuse, but then when I get made offer ME $20 to be allowed to put your seat back?
Who "owns" the rights? I think most people say if you sit in a seat, you can put the seat back. Here is a poll: In a recent USA TODAY/TripAdvisor survey that drew more than 6,500 responses, travelers were conflicted: Asked "what's your position on reclining plane seats?" 27% answered, "I have the right to recline," while another 27% said "all seats should be non-reclining." Bringing up the rear: "It's rude to recline" (17%), "I only recline when sleeping" (15%), and "It depends who's behind me" (13%).
But what about mealtime? Should you ask? Should you go slowly?
Three short videos on etiquette. The LMM really hates seat back grabbers.
Thanks to the LMM!