The guy was in a seat that apparently could not recline. The woman who insisted on reclining her seat into his face is a self centered, selfish female dog. It was once considered to be bad manners to recline your seat on a passenger plane. Manners? Apparently manners are no longer a part of our culture.
The guy is a dork. He should have asked her politely, and not bang on her seat. The woman went to a lawyer, seeing dollar signs in her eyes. Sure enough, she and the lawyer are going to go to court to get money. She is the one who is in the wrong. She should be fined for abusing the court system. The lawyer should be disbarred. The airline should bar her and the dork guy from flying with them.
Could have been avoided with a little consideration, and a few words spoken assertively and politely, and a willingness to meet the other half way.
I flew a touch over 50k miles last year, mostly domestic(EWR<—>MCO) and my lifetime miles is around 750k.
I’m just under 6’1”. I will rarely recline my seat having been the victim of people that push it ALL the way back leaving me with no space. If I do recline, it’s never until it stops.
All that said, I pretty much refuse to book a ticket unless it’s First class, premium economy or one of the extra leg room seats, normally at the front. Jet blue is the only exception but even then, I’ll buy up at the front. It’s just worth it to me. Being trapped in a standard coach seat these days wears on my mental state to the point it’s just worth it to upgrade.
She should sue! The dude obviously does not understand what it means to get the seats in front of the bulkhead. And yes, the attendant should be fired! The gal paid for full seat reclining. The dude, not so smart. The many times I’ve traveled from time-to-time experienced the same thing. I simply can rest my arms and head on the top of the reclined seat. NBD! And when needing room to eat, simply request the time and space from the person in front, after which they can come all the way back. This dude was an a$$!