It's been almost six years since we began issuing "Air Laws" in an attempt to bring civility back to commercial air travel. Clearly, after I have witnessed every single one being brazenly violated over the past two weeks in airports across this country, it's time to review. Hey...no whining. You brought this on yourself.
Here's the first in the series, originally issued in January of 2007:
And, on my way back from Rochester NY, I’ve decided that somebody’s got to establish a new set of Laws for commercial air travel. And that someone is me.
AIR LAW 1: There will be no reclining of seats under any circumstance unless a) the seat behind you is empty, b) you ask permission of the person behind you and c) that permission is granted. Those in violation of this rule will be subject to knee jabs throughout the flight, especially just as they start to nod off.
I don't care how tired or important you think you are. And, I don't care how small the person is behind you. Reclining ALWAYS cramps the person behind you.
I mean, really. How self-absorbed can these clowns be? Of course, they might just be clueless, having never been reclined upon before because the person in front of them has always been considerate of their travel mates.
No Reclining. Air Law Number One.