There's nothing worse than settling in for a long flight, only to have the wiggling child behind you bump your chair every time you lower it a single inch. Or maybe you want to pull your hair out when the person in front of you decides to recline at the exact same time, ruining your chance of achieving ultimate relaxation.
No matter which situation, we've all been there. But while we can all admit that having your sleep ruined on a 14-hour flight is quite annoying, would you go so far as to actually pay for reclining rights?
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This controversial question was the subject of a recent study conducted by New York-based law professors Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman, who suggested that a monetary fee would reduce arguments between passengers over reclining their seats.
And the results were quite surprising. Researchers found that people would demand on average $18 for the person in front of them to stop reclining their seats, a bargain which they claimed could also be made through the purchasing of in-flight snacks.
When asked if they would accept a snack as compensation for not reclining their chairs, 78 percent of the people in front said yes. Meanwhile, 36 percent of the people behind said they were willing to make the offer.
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But while this may seem like a peaceful solution to our chair-reclining woes, there are potential downsides to the proposition. First, the policy would mean another add-on fee for fliers (in addition to having to check you bag and pay for in-flight food). Second, some people argue that the policy could unfairly target budget travelers and ultimately lead to more friction between passengers.
So, do you think you could get on board with this change? As rumors continue to circulate, only time will tell if our right to recline will become monetized in the near future.
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