The Best Seat On Any Plane Some poor advice about airline etiquette
Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:33 AM
I'm with Adam on using seatguru.com. It is an excellent site with fairly accurate info on each airline's cabin configuration. I spend up to 36 hours from start to finish of my commute to/from work every 6 weeks, each trip involving 3 or 4 flights on up to three different airlines, and I always check my seat allocation with seatguru.com before leaving.
On the flip side, Adam, I think you and your magazine should stop touting means to reduce the recline of the seat in front of you. This is your magazine's second go at it that I'm aware of. I agree that many fellow travelers are less than courteous when reclining their seats, however, if you want a fast-track to air-rage, that is about all it would take. With all the indignities and discomforts of modern-day airline travel inflicted upon us by the airlines, having someone behind me restricting my seat recline is as offensive as someone pushing me along in a line-up with their luggage. I consider that space to be mine, not that of the passenger behind me. The passenger behind has (usually) equal space to recline (I always make allowance for meal time and if the seat behind me cannot recline, but I know not everyone respects that). Same goes for the room under the seat in front of me. Put your shoes there and you'll find them in the isle, maybe.
The seat pitch of today's "cattle class" cabins is so tight, you can forget using anything larger than a netbook, and if you're going to do that, bring your reading glasses - the screen will be very close to your nose! If it is so important to work with a laptop on a flight, you better be able to anti up for a business class seat.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:06 PM
Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:55 PM
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