What's with upright airline seating?

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  1. Dennis Reno

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    On commercial flights why is it so important that your "seat-backs are in an upright position" during take-off and landing? Have studies shown that it increases your chance of surviving an accident? If so, why allow the seats to recline at all?

    Feel free to post any other questions that have bothered you for a while.
     
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    I would think that it would be more difficult for passengers to get out of their seats and into the aisle while exiting in an emergency if some seats were reclined.
     
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    Cause if the pilot suddenly hits the brakes, the seatback could break and slingshot you into the windshield?
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    I do not know...
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    So you are less likely to slide out from under that seat belt they took out of and old Chevrolet pickup truck.
     
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    It's for the safety of those behind you. It makes it easier for them to get out and it gives them more room in case them have to assume the crash position.

    Also if the pilot did hit the brakes with the seat reclined you would have less space and you might hit the seat in front of you.
     
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    On a related note, why do they make you raise the window shades? If I'm plummeting to my fiery dartlike death, I at least want to not be forced to watch the ground come hurtling at me.

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    3 reasons:


    1) More exit room between isles if needed.

    2) To keep your head from banging the seat in front.

    3) To keep you from sliding underneath the belt.




    I'm jealous of the attendants....they get to strap themselves in with a nice 4 or 5 point harness. I want one of those if I'm tumbling. The stupid lap belt is useless for anything more then a brief bout of turbulence.
     
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    I don't think they should recline at all. There's nothing more annoying than when the person in front of me reclines into the limited amount of space I have. I really don't care to spend the entire flight counting the dandruff in their hair.
     
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    "I don't think they should recline at all. There's nothing more annoying than when the person in front of me reclines into the limited amount of space I have. I really don't care to spend the entire flight counting the dandruff in their hair."

    Blow on their head. It's even more effective if you had a chili dog for lunch.
     
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    Ugh I hate flying.

    Why is Business and First class SO much more than coach?
     
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