The civility of legroom

July 25th, 2012

It takes a airline with Japanese social sensitivities to turn the externality of knee reclines (you recline, the person sitting behind you has less leg-room) into an internality. Don’t shit where you sleep.

Jan Chipchase on the Japanese airliner with seats that don’t recline back onto the passenger behind you. Rather, reclining your seat reduces your own legroom. This is a far more civilised seating design indeed.