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Woman confesses her ‘evil’ act of revenge for passengers who recline their seats too far back

There is still disagreement over whether reclining airline seats should remain a feature because of the decreased leg space. Some folks, though, just do it without first asking the individual in the back seat. Because there isn’t much legroom in the seats, economy seats are frequently quite cramped, which leads to physical tiredness. On an Australian radio station, one of the callers provided an amusing strategy for handling passengers who recline their seats. What happens when the individual in front of you eats up all of your extra seat space has been extensively discussed by many people. They definitely took the proverb “revenge is best served cold” a bit too literally, perhaps.

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Do Reclining Airline Seats Deserve This Response?

On Australia’s “Fitzy & Wippa” radio show, Fiona said that reclining her seat was “inconsiderate“. She added that if the person in front does it to her, she will go into retribution mode. She points the entire air conditioning system at the other passenger. “When the passenger in front of you in economy class is being rude and reclines the chair back. Do you still readjust the top air vents? They can be made to change. I just put it on their head and turn the volume up, ” Fiona said.

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@fitzyandwippa Would you dare do this? 😂 #fitzyandwippa #travelhack #airplanehack #traveller ♬ original sound – Fitzy & Wippa

According to her, when a passenger in front of her reclines the seat back, she instantly switches on her air conditioner at full blast, directing the airflow onto the “unnecessarily” reclining passenger.  The person sitting in front of you will then have a choice between two options: either they will have to endure the icy air, or they will have to raise their seat back to its upright position.

Someone uttered, “To stop them from reclining their seat… They are unable to do so if you leave your table tray out.:)“. Someone else added: “I hold their chair so they can’t recline, and they assume that’s all there is to it, someone else said.” Someone recalled, “We were on a foreign aircraft, and my husband just yelled, “Dude No,” to the gentleman in front of him. He raised his seat right away.” “Excellent life tip! There isn’t much room for people’s legs, to begin with, so I don’t understand why chairs need to be able to recline,” another writer stated.

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  1. Woman confesses her ‘evil’ act of revenge for passengers who recline their seats too far back on a plane: ‘This is brutal’.” Daily Mail. Belinda Cleary.  November 16, 2022.
  2. fitzyandwippa. TikTok. September 20th, 2022.