Summary of “Stop Reclining Your Seat on Airplanes”

It’s the people who recline their seats with total disregard for the person behind them.
Let me be clear: reclining is perfectly acceptable on flights longer than, say, four or five hours, especially if it’s an overnighter.
If you’re reclining your seat on a two-hour, midday puddle jump, I hope you miss your connection and get stuck at LaGuardia Airport without even an $8 coffee to comfort you.
According to a deep dive by the Telegraph, seat pitch-the distance between any point on your seat and the same point on the seat in front of you-has been slashed by an average of three inches on long-haul flights over the last three decades, with one carrier cutting as much as six inches.
Which is why my fellow economy-class members who recline their seats are the worst.
Those extra three degrees of slope on your reclined seat back aren’t going to make you more comfortable.
The person behind you deserves the same respect you give the person in front of and beside you by not kicking their seat or elbowing them over the armrest.
Please return your seat to its upright position.

The orginal article.