A woman was enraged after the passenger sitting behind her refused to let her recline her seat due to his height.
The two holidaymakers were on a short-haul flight when the woman decided to recline her seat and relax.
But, the man sitting behind her – who was 6ft 8in tall – told her not to do so as it made the seat hit his knees.
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Posting on Reddit, the woman said: "After takeoff, the person in front reclined their seat.
“No problem, I reclined my seat, but the guy in the aisle behind, but in the middle stopped me.
"He told me that he was too big and the chair reclined into his legs.
"This man seated was extraordinarily tall, and seated in the middle, so his knees extended into the space of both the aisle and window seats."
This meant that everyone on his row, and those sitting in the row infant, were inconvenienced.
Apparently, she agreed not to put the seat down, however they then had an argument over his choice of seat.
She noted: "I said, 'Yeah no problem, I won't recline my seat, but next time you can choose a different seat as to not inconvenience 5 other people'.
"He explained that normally the attendants give him an aisle seat or upgrade him, but they couldn't this time.
“He said he didn't have the choice and that I was being selfish."
The comments were divided – some said she shouldn’t have tried to recline her seat at all.
One such person noted: "I would never recline my seat unless there was no-one behind me. I just can't bring myself to make someone else's life worse."
Another added: ‘Airline seating (even economy seating) works just fine if nobody reclines, or if everybody reclines.
“It breaks horribly when the person in front of you reclines and you don’t.”
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However, others disagreed – one added: "Reclining is your right as an airline passenger.”
Must most noted that the man was responsible for his own comfort.
One commenter said: “We are all responsible for our own burdens, whether or not its his fault that he's tall, it's his responsibility not to expect five other people to give up some of their comfort to improve his comfort.”
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