On The Plane: The Different Styles Of Those Who Recline & Those Who Get Reclined On

Sitting in a tin can with less and less room with each new type of plane means that personal space is a precious commodity. We’ve already written about manspreaders on planes and what to do about them in “How To Stop A Manspreader On A Plane In Three Easy Steps”, but reclining seats “behind the curtain” of first and business class add a whole new level of encroaching on others.

After hundreds of hours of observation over the years, we’ve been able to categorize not only the various types of flyers who recline their seats, but also those behind them.

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The Joys Of An Unexpected Upgrade

It doesn’t happen to all of us, but every once in a while the airline gods smile on someone and, for whatever reason, they get an upgrade.

Here’s what happened when an impressionable traveler experienced a world a luxuries he didn’t know existed, when he got an unexpected upgrade:

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Why People Clap When Their Plane Lands: The Real (And The Not-So-Real) Reasons

Whether you’ve been flying for 45 minutes or 4.5 hours, it invariably happens…the plane lands and at least one person claps.

What’s up with that?

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The Most Annoying Things People Do On Airplane Flights

Aside from death and taxes, there’s one more thing in life you can pretty much guarantee – if you ask people on the internet what their gripes are about a particular subject, they will answer. A lot. Such was the case when I came across the following question on reddit not long ago:

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How To Recover From A Long Flight ASAP

The modern marvel known as flight is just amazing. I mean seriously, 100 years ago, could anyone ever dream that one day we’d be flying around the world in less time than it takes to drive from New York City to El Paso?

Of course, these superlong flights can potentially leave us with a few problems…spending multiple hours on a plane can put us at risk of catching whatever illnesses our fellow passengers have. Sitting for so long can make your legs swell up, or possibly even develop a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis – a.k.a. blood clot in your leg). You’re going to be in a different time zone from what your body is used to (hello, jet lag!). And honestly, just being stuck on a plane for so many hours kind of saps people of energy.

But then you land and you usually have to do…something. Go to work. Start sightseeing. Visit with family. Whatever. So you really want to get back on a normal keel as quickly as you can. Here are some ways to do it.

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