More airlines are ditching reclining seats, and it’s about f*cking time


In bad news for seat recliners and good news for people with arms and legs and knees that need room to operate, British Airways just became the latest airline to announce it’s doing away with seats that slip back into other people’s suppers.

The airline just revealed that 35 of its new short-haul aircraft introduced over the next five years will have seats pre-set to “gentle recline to ensure everyone in the cabin enjoys a comfortable journey.” 

The company joins the likes of Allegiant Air, Ryanair, and Norwegian in phasing out the seats and, for someone who’s suffered enough hunched, cramped miles with a stranger’s scalp inches from his face, this is the best news of the year so far. Read more…

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