Skip to comments.Woman in Viral Airplane Seat Reclining Controversy Now Looking To Sue American Airlines: Report
Posted on 02/16/2020 9:33:27 PM PST by Morgana
One womans video of the airline passenger behind her punching the back of her reclined seat went viral last week.
Now she is reportedly looking to sue American Airlines.
The controversy began when Wendi Williams posted a video on Twitter of the passenger behind her shaking her headrest with repeated punches on her Jan. 31 American Eagle flight from New Orleans to Charlotte, North Carolina.
The man behind her was in the last row and reportedly asked the woman to sit upright so he could eat.
She did, but then later reclined again, and the situation escalated as was shown in the video that was recorded, according to Fox Business.
Williams originally tweeted, I will be calling the FBI to press charges against the man who mistook me for a punching bag. Anyone who doesnt like it, I dont care!
According to Williams account of the situation, a flight attendant came over but instead of stopping the man, she offered him a complimentary cocktail.
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He struck me as a possible Asperger’s person.
The plane should not sell a seat that can not recline. Personally, the seating space needs to be larger.
Yes the seats should be larger with more room!!
She invades his limited personal space with her seat, and she is the aggrieved party?
Kinda like backing into a parked car, then suing the owner for parking in their assigned space
I really wish the person sitting in front of him was a US Navy SEAL
Increased fares would help.
The airlines should remove the reclining option if the seats are so crammed together that the reclining passengers are in the laps of the people behind them. Maybe they start rethinking this. But stupidity rules these days. You go girl.
I feel bad for anyone that flies commercially. It’s not much better than riding a bus through the sky, IMHO. I’d rather drive and take my chances on the road.
Back in the 70s when flying was really pretty luxurious, a guy told me the day would come when commercial air flights would be about as much fun as taking the Greyhound bus. Wish I had his predictive abilities...
I doubt a Navy Seal would demand their seat space, as well as someone elses. It not a secret that reclining your seat, intrudes upon their person behind you
He asked her to pleas sit forward so he could use his seat to eat. She ALLOWED this, but then decided that she was entitled to that space again. That is rude. Just because you can; doesnt mean you should
Shove a magazine in the little thingy supporting the tray and they cannot recline the seat. Problem solved.
And until that time, all the seats in the Coach Cattle Car should be firmly secured at a comfortable yet upright position - no more reclining for anybody. Until you have lived through someone putting their seat all the way back into your lap, and then taking a nap until the plane lands, murderous thoughts develop quickly. Flight attendants are oblivious and the aggrieved party ends up losing it. That’s why I don’t fly any more - don’t want to end up in jail.
First class is no longer a luxury to me. It is the ransom I pay not to be subjected to the hell that flying coach has become.
If I had a billion dollars to throw away, I’d start an airline where all passengers would be encouraged to sleep through the flight. Aircraft seating would be arranged so that all passengers would have comfy recliners with the required space to make them comfortable. No row would have more than two recliners. Of course, the number of passengers aboard would likely be small. No caffeine nor alcohol would be served. An over-the-counter sedative could be purchased. No food to speak of. No in-flight movies, though perhaps serene videos and headphones with relaxing muzak. Strict limits on carry-on baggage. No animals.
Long ago, I became convinced that the installation of reclining seats in a modern, packed coach cabin is an experiment designed by some modern version of Josef Mengele. How tightly can you crowd strangers into a small, poorly-cooled and -ventilated space with just the right amount of background noise and give them the ability to slightly, but conspicuously, increase their neighbors misery before the subjects start murdering each other.
In my experience, seats don’t recline nearly enough to really call it _reclining._ They go back maybe a few inches. You body weight hardly shifts enough to even change its center of gravity. The relief to your back is fleeting. A comic joked about it back in the 80’s. “This is upright. Now watch: this is reclining...!” His head goes back slightly and I swear real seats don’t go back much further!
Well agreed but the quote makes her sound like a nut. Honey I think youve overvalued your cause of action by a few zeros
When I see a video like that I wonder what went on before the video. AA flight attendant kind of gives me the idea the woman was out of line too.
A Navy SEAL would not have put up with his sh*t.
And a person in the row behind a reclining seat has NO right to someone reclining in front of them. Don’t be a pinhead.
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