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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That guy was quite simply harrassing her. The airlines didn’t address the issue when asked to....they could have just moved her seat or his. Better kick the guy off!
“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.”
We fly from TN to FL on Allegiant a few times a year. As far as I know, none of their seats recline. The flights are short, so it’s not a problem.
Tavistock is more likely- but your point is well taken. We don’t have to cooperate, but way too many people will allow themselves to be treated worse than dogs to go on their holiday. Staying at home is my heaven on earth.
Geez with the internet and all your 300,000 miles a year and braggin still waiting for you to show me where I don’t have to fly 14 hours to get home from Paris
What we do know, the seat he had did not recline. The space he had at take off, is not the same when she invaded his space. We know he asked her no not recline, so he could eat. So she knew she was creating a hardship. She didnt care
Exit row and rear cabin seats do not recline. People in these seats have limited room. Most travelers are considerate to others. Most travelers do not fully recline, as it makes the person behind you have limited ability to work on the laptop, enjoy their snack, or simply read
This woman chose to place her wants above someone elses; and feels entitled to take the limited space he had, and obvious feels entitled to do so.
Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naïve, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as empty meaningless, or dishonest, and scorn to use them. No matter how pure their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.
Robert A Heinlein
"Time Enough For Love"
Make the board of directors from every airline hold the meeting sitting in these things.
Absolutely. We need to revisit passenger rights... wide enough seats, leg room, big enough bathrooms to use. These are safety and health issues.
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