Nine out of ten travellers would like to see an end to reclining seats on planes, according to an international survey by Skyscanner.
Of those surveyed, 91% believed short-haul flights should either ban or set times for seat reclining.
The survey of more than 1,000 flyers also found that 43% felt long-haul flights should implement set times when passengers are permitted to recline their seat. Almost a third of those questioned said a reclined seat had caused them discomfort, and 3% revealed they’d even suffered an injury.
More than 60% of international cabin crew surveyed also said they have been involved in, or witness to, an argument between passengers on the subject of reclined seats.
While negative emotions could be reduced by a fellow passenger asking permission to recline their seat, the study found that a third of passengers are too worried about the reaction they’d receive, and most people (64%) have never done so.