This Could Be the Best Passenger-to-Passenger Note Ever
In an airline reality where people prefer not to talk to one another, the high-school-esk idea of conversing via note exchange has captured many an imagination. "Note wars" are nothing new between airline passengers, even ones that turn out not to be true.
A few months ago, we gave you some advice on how to be less annoying on your next flight. One of our suggestions was to look behind you before reclining your seat, to show respect for whoever is sitting behind you. The latest newsworthy note to make waves on the Internet humorously tackles this exact issue in the form of a "Knee Defender Courtesy Card." Check out this gem that was reportedly handed to a passenger by the person sitting behind them:
There's no word yet on whether this is true or just another hoax, but we did find the note funny, and definitely representative of the way many tall economy passengers feel. If you're unfamiliar with what a knee defender is, it's a small device that, when attached to the tray table of the seat in front of you, restricts the seat from reclining. It is not technically "illegal," but it will no doubt cause controversy, both with the person in front of you as well as the airline.
We feel for the tall guy trying to save his knees and appreciate his humor, but still ultimately think that installing a device that restricts and impacts the experience of another is wrong. Hit us with your thoughts in the comments below.