Airline seats

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  1. jimcorbin

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    I just flew Frontier to Denver and I had reclining seats. And plenty of leg room. I’m 5’10 and 215lbs. The seats were comfortable. They didn’t look anything like the ones you have in your post.
     
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  2. Dave514

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    Lucky you. I flew CVG to LAS last Jan and they looked exactly like the ones in my post. No recline and no padding.
     

  3. jimcorbin

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    I fly out of CVG quite a bit with them, four or five times a year at least. Always out west, non stop flights. I’ve always had reclining seats. Now I’ve flown Allegiant out of there and it was exactly like you posted.
     
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    I was on Frontier. Asked a friend who flies them often for work and he sent me this pic of his flight...
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    And said it's like that all the time. So this year I took Southwest out of Louisville and that was much better.
     
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  5. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    It seems about the only time I fly is overseas, long flights. I heard that if you're >200 centimeters they must give you an exit row seat. I am 6'7", solidly over 200 cm. I've been to Thailand 10 times and nearly every time I fly I get those seats.

    Hell yes I recline.
     
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  6. jimcorbin

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    I wasn’t doubting you, I’ve always had more room than that and reclining seats. Maybe I had older planes or something. If SWA had a non stop CVG to LA, Vegas, SF, Tucson or Phoenix then I would fly them.
     
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  7. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    Depends on length of flight and sometimes upgrade to have more room.
     
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  8. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I recline, and I keep a full nalgene juuuust for people like you.

    after about the fourth bump I tend to have an accident. Funny how that works :dunno:
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    If you don’t like reclining, you can buy a seat in business/first and not have to deal with it.


    If you choose cattle class and you’re mad, it’s your own fault.
     
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    I can deal with people in front of me who recline. It’s the women who drape their hair over the top of the seat and let it fly in my face I hate. Happened twice. Second time after she refused to move it I ordered root beer. With a straw.
     
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    Take some sanitize wipes...
     
  12. RenoF250

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    I really do not understand this anti-reclining nonsense. I recline as soon as the plane is moving. I am a big guy and I don't care if the person in front does it it has very little effect on my area.

    Perhaps it is airline dependent. I have only flown Southwest and United in recent history.

    The idiots that can't get their crap and or bring too much crap need to be beaten. I check my luggage except for a backpack which goes behind my legs. If I ever use the carry on my bag is appropriate size and I can snatch it out in seconds.

    Those Frontier pics look miserable. I flew them long ago and they were not that bad.
     
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    Funny how they made more than one nalgene bottle. Stupid to jack with someone behind you. Of course, you seem to be pretty dim.
     
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    You don't reed tu gud, due yoo?
     
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  16. rogn

    rogn real dogs

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    I think the metric system is a factor in the reduction of space in places like airline seating. In the English system a seat is so many inches long, high, wide etc. Not usually 15.07" or 18.362". However with the metric system we have complete numbers to represent the dimensions. Like 425mm instead of 16.732". This way engineering can reduce dimensions and come out with even numbers, and it may even reduce the guilt factor for engineering. And it all leads to more bodies sardined into the can for each flight. Just one more seat(more likely 3or more) per flight at say $200 per is a bunch of bucks over the life of the aircraft.
     
  17. jim goose

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    I guess it depends how long your legs are?

    I am tall, and when someone slams their seat back it can equal PAIN.

    for that reason, I respect the person behind me and will usually, slowly, drop my seat back, and usually not unless I’m going to sleep.
     
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    Reclining in low pitch coach is a dick move.
     
  19. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Don't recline, the space under your seat isn't yours. They person in the middle gets both arm rests.

    This is the way...
     
  20. canis latrans

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    percentage-wise...how much more does that cost?

    Thanks!