‘I’m allowed to put my seat back!’ Passenger squabble over reclining coach seat sparks fierce debate

Another wild video from the inside of a plane has split social media on which passenger is in the right.

The short clip is making the rounds on X and other platforms, sparking debate on whether an irate woman does or does not have the “right” to put her seat back on a flight.

“The whole trip, she’s pushing my seat,” the woman is heard telling a man seated behind her.

“I’m allowed to put my seat back,” she insisted after the other passenger responded.

“She’s allowed to put her seat back. You don’t get to kick it repeatedly just because you want more space,” tweeted conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong in a post sharing the video Wednesday.

And the debate began, as columnist Matt Walsh countered, “Putting your seat back in coach is sociopath behavior.”

“You’ve made it so the person behind you can’t use their tray table and can’t move their legs. Yes you’re ‘allowed’ to do it, but you’re an asshole if you do,” he added.

And he followed up on the “compelling logic” of the passenger.

Those for and against the freedom to recline a seat in flight took to X to battle it out. The Federalist’s Sean Davis simply observed that “Everyone who disagrees with this is short.”

Some agreed with the “science” of reclining on a cramped plane.

Many others defended the right to recline a seat and called out the offended passenger.


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