The Smarter Travel website did a survey of their readers about what the rules should be about reclining seats on airplanes. After 600 responses, here’s what they came up with:
- Ask the person behind you before reclining. According to readers, most people who ask before reclining almost always get “yes” for an answer, and since you’ve made the effort to be polite, you’re less likely to endure “accidental” seat kicking from behind during the flight.
- If you don’t ask, at least make eye contact with the person behind you so they have some warning you’re going to move the seat toward them.