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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The more space between seat then less passengers fly. The Airlines need to raise tickets.. The man was totally disrespectful!!! What a creep he was!
So then, her row can't recline, sure. Got it. Then, of course, the next row in front of her can't recline. And the next, and the next. So, no one can recline at all? Or this woman just has to suck it up? That's ridiculous. If you're the poor schmuck who gets stuck in a seat that won't recline, that doesn't mean every single person on the plane has to share your discomfort. Airline seats recline, period. If some airlines want to disable recline on ALL seats, that's fine too.
A few years ago, I had a flight where my "reclining" seat wouldn't recline. After a few tries, I got up and looked at the back of my seat, and sure enough, the millennial behind me had inserted clips that prevented my seat from reclining. You can buy such devices online. Of course, the idiot's seat WAS reclined. After a brief and direct conversation, he removed his silly devices.
Good for her. Sue them and win big. Airlines need to respect and protect passengers.
I once fly from Anchorage to Denver in a seat like that at the rear bulkhead that did not recline. It was hell. I would never do it again. The seats like that should be forbidden.
I pay for my infant granddaughter to have her own seat, I always feel bad, it keeps other from reclining.
I have been traveling around Europe this winter, by train or bus when possible, city center to city center, no waits, no taxi or shuttle, walk up to the window buy a $25 ticket v airlines at $85 + luggage fees. Have to fly back to the states in a couple of weeks, not looking forward to that 14 hours
I was subjected to torture on one of those flights a while back - last row like the gentleman mentioned but on the other side of the plane with the rest room behind us. Every time someone closed the rest room door we felt a large jolt in those seats.
On the return flight, front row (no first class - remember little plane) and after a four hour delay (mechanical problem with plane and had to get a replacement from Lord knows where) the flight itself was uneventful but I will never fly AA again.
Worst flight I had was when there was such a back log moving people and delays we ended up in a cargo plane! You couldn’t hear yourself think it was soooo loud! then a two hour taxi ride thereafter!
If a person is 6-foot or taller, there is not enough room. My vote is with the fella getting his kneecaps crushed.
Those non-reclining seats should be priced much cheaper and let the market decide if the body fits or has the tolerance for pain.
Worst flight I had was a 14 hour jaunt from Diego Garcia to Clark Air Base in the PI on a C-130. Freezing cargo bay, jump seats and not even a boxed lunch.
You and me both...I wont fly otherwise at 62 and six five 235
I found myself in this EXACT rear bulkhead seat situation on a Canadair regional mini jet once.
I (and others)consider me mostly sane, and a seasoned and relaxed traveller. But I eventually lost it to the mental torture of the physical discomfort.
That last row seat does not have the normal non-reclined seat back angle of the rest of the seats to start with - you are sitting bolt upright. Add to that the heat radiating from the mechanicals behind the bulkhead, and the fact that the cabin AC doesn’t much affect the rear parts of the cabin.
When that next-to-last row seat gets reclined, the person (me)in the last row seat can put your thumb on your forehead and fan out your fingers and your pinky will be touching the seat back of the inconsiderate recliner traveler - there is a seat back literally in your face.
In my experience, i dealt with for a while, trying to take my mind somewhere else. I eventually lashed out, verbally and a punch or 3 to the seat back. Definitely not a normal thing for me. And I wasn’t drinking.
Bottom line, be considerate of others with your desire to recline your seat. And NEVER find yourself confined to the torture of that rear bulkhead seat, especially on regional jets which are small to start with for bigger guys. That last seat is unsat for all but kid-sized folk.
Im jelly.....I worked in Europe a lot in my youth
Loved it too
There are zero routes from Europe to the United states that last 14 hours.
That was her space. She paid for a reclining seat.
If airlines sell you a reclining seat then it stands to reason, you are allowed to use that feature unless directed by the pilot/stewardess to place the seat in an upright position, e.g., for take off and landing. The woman paid of a seat that reclines. She has every right to use/recline her seat. I can understand why she is suing.
Actually, way back in the early days of commercial flight, some companies had sleeper berths for transatlantic flights.
As far as sleeper berths now Airbus is working on it. But the sleepers will be in the hold area.
As nutty as certain kinds of voters get these days, the young man is lucky he didn’t end up with a Diet Pepsi Shampoo and a Budweiser Creme Rinse. This would make a funny script for a TV show. What if that were Michelle Obama in the front seat?
Now THAT would be hilarious and scary all at once.
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