Since it was an evening flight it started getting dark soon after the plane took off, so I decided to take a nap. I lowered the backrest of my chair, and got comfortable. Suddenly I was tapped on the shoulder and the lady behind me said "Sempit lah!"(its cramp), and wanted me to straighten my backrest. I was reluctant of course because I want to get comfortable, since I'm a rather large guy too. However in order not to cause a scene I obliged by straightening my backrest somewhat, but not all the way. I was rather uncomfortable throughout the entire 2.5 hours of flight.
This started me thinking: Who has the right of way here? Do I have the right to lower my backrest, since that's what the chair is designed to do, or does she have the right to tell me NOT to lower my backrest? We all know that airplane sits are uncomfortable, but we have to make do with what's available, unless you wanna pay for business class or first class seats.
If you pay for economy do you have the right to complain when the person in front of you lower their backrest?
What do you think?