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The Burning Question: Is it OK to recline your airplane seat?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

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WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Monday, the bank holiday is wrapping up and, for some, it never happened.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Recently, a man was fined €6,500 after reacting angrily to a seat being reclined in front of him while flying. Is there ever a justification for getting annoyed about passengers reclining a seat, as nature (the engineer) intended? It caused quite a stir in the comment section. So tell us: Is it OK to recline your airplane seat?

Poll Results:

It's OK on a long-haul when the lights are off (7613)
It's never OK (3928)
It's always OK (3320)
Can't we all just get along? (1043)

Got a burning question that has divided your household/work colleagues/friends? Let us know in the comments section or email us at or

Read: The Burning Question*: Do you press the button to close the doors on a lift?

More: We asked Enda some of life’s burning questions* 

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