Something I read on the NYT website tonight prompted me to ask of all the travelers in the MT domain: do you recline your airline seat? Why or why not?
Here's a link to the article:
I can't understand how any mature traveler could think it's appropriate to force a fellow passenger to endure a flight with a seat back in their lap or pressed against their knees.
If that's YOU reclining in front of me (SFO-EWR, SJC-AUS, SJC-BOS, or even SJC-SAN), no, I won't deign to ensure your discomfort. I will ask you politely, once, to restore your seat upright. Your choice - but your response will tell me more than your LinkedIn profile ever could. Maybe I'm the customer you're trying to land. Maybe I'm the guy your interviewing with. Maybe I'm their boss. Maybe I'm another schlub who's had just as tough a trip as you.
Anyway I look at it, the extra comfort of a reclined seat (really?) is an easy sacrifice toward a more pleasant experience for all.