- Oct 25, 2017
i have never reclined my seat. don't see the point
They specifically said retrofit the existing seats. The footprint is staying the same, so where are these imaginary added seats your complaining of and that the article specifically dispells coming from?
Their story doesn’t add up, especially considering they are reducing recline in first class when there is plenty of room to recline without incident. So you’ll forgive me if I don’t take the massive corporations PR spin at face value.
Let's go to the original story that CNN is quoting.
Trust the PR of an airline company lol. Yeah they would never make customer experiences worse for more profit!Delta is promising, at least for now, that it won’t reduce legroom or squeeze in additional seats along with the recline change.
“We’re not adding a single seat into the aircraft,” Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of onboard product and customer experience, told TPG in a phone interview.
“It’s really not at all a gateway to reducing your legroom. That is not the intent here,” Dimbiloglu said. “If we were adding seats, or something else, the cynics would be correct. But this is really about more personal space.”
Some airlines do operate with a much higher seat count. For example, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has “pre-reclined” its seats and is able to cram in 25 more passengers than Delta does on the same jet. (Delta offers 3 to 4 more inches of legroom than Spirit in its tightest seat.)
I keep adding all of them to the post. Quoting for when Delta decides to cut seat pitch due to all the corporate cheerleaders who cheered this on.
The problem is that AA and United follow suit. This month's casualty has been United's award chart after Delta removed theirs a while back. AA seems to be almost ready to follow suit due to United folding.
Which they will if we keep blaming it on 60 year old first time flyers reclining because they have a recline button. As opposed to some perceived personal grudge. These threads are exhausting. And part of why we're here.
Flight attendants always go seat to seat telling everyone who is reclining to upright their seat during meal service. What airline was this that they failed such a simple task?
Pray tell how many flights and how many airlines and how many countries and how simple was the task of telling hundreds of people this rule that nobody here has yet quoted?
I mean, I fly all the damn time. Whenever people are reclined during meal time they come and ask to raise the seat. I fly mostly in Asia though, but it’s happened plenty of times on US carriers for me while flying internationally. I don’t think I’ve gotten food service on a domestic flight in the USA in years.
I've taken hundreds of flights (mostly Europe, but recently a lot in the US too), never had that happen.
Oh, Asian airlines. Fair enough. We thought you were flying Domestic only.I mean, I fly all the damn time. Whenever people are reclined during meal time they come and ask to raise the seat. I fly mostly in Asia though, but it’s happened plenty of times on US carriers for me while flying internationally. I don’t think I’ve gotten food service on a domestic flight in the USA in years.
Of course service is generally a lot better in Asia, not just on flights. American flight attendants usually do the bare minimum.
Edit: and it’s not like it’s difficult to ask people to raise their seat when they are passing out the meal. Most people are decent human beings from my experience and automatically put up their seat when the food service comes along, so they only have to ask like 5-10 people at most to raise their seatrest. It’s not like they are announcing it to hundreds of people.
JetBlue is only domestic.