Your Seat is Not a Sleeper Berth’: Aviation Ministry Tells Flyers
After United States incident, aviation ministry tells flyers that the seat is not a sleeper berth
After a viral video of an American Airlines passengers continuously knocking on the seat of a reclined passenger in from of him prompted the response of the Indian Aviation Ministry to put out an “etiquette of flying” message.
“A little bit of basic good manners and respect are always worth a thumbs up. Your seat is not a sleeper berth. Don’t be inconsiderate of other people’s space,” read the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s post on Twitter.
A little bit of basic good manners and respect are always worth a thumbs up.
Your seat is not a sleeper berth. Don’t be inconsiderate of other people’s space.#BeAResponsibleTraveller #EtiquettesOfFlying pic.twitter.com/K8N30wLZRd
— Ministry of Civil Aviation (@MoCA_GoI) February 22, 2020
The ministry further advised to be careful when reclining because “no one wants your head in their laps.”
On February 9, Wendi Williams tweeted from her handle @steelersfanOG a video which shows that the passenger sitting behind her punched her seat repeatedly on an American Eagle, a subsidiary of American Airlines, flight. The woman posted on Twitter stating that “after much consideration, and exhausting every opportunity for #AmericanAirlines to do the right thing, I’ve decided to share my assault, from the passenger behind me, and the further threats, from an American Airline flight attendant. She offered him a complimentary cocktail! “
@BravoAndy Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times – HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behavior. The other jackhole is the @AmericanAir flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him rum! pic.twitter.com/dHeUysrKTu
— wendi (@steelersfanOG) February 9, 2020
This video soon went viral and caused a debate on social media with many arguing the need to recline seats during the flight and even demanded more legroom.