I flew back during the afternoon from Biyadhoo yesterday on a really busy Monarch flight which I found completely horrendous.
The couple in front of myself and my partner immediately fully reclined as soon as the seatbelt light went off leaving my knees jammed firmly into her seat. We politely asked them to go forward when lunch came, which they did reluctantly for five minutes before abruptly fully reclining again sending various bits and pieces flying off my tray in to my lap. They stayed reclined for the full duration of the trip.
In my view, it's certainly everyones right to do what they want with their seat as they have paid for it. However, I feel that in the interest of consideration and etiquette it's something you should avoid unless on a night - flight when people need to get some sleep.
Consequently, I spent almost ten hours feeling silently enraged whilst imagining all the childish ways I could get my 'revenge' (none of which I carried out of course!).
Anyway, the mist has settled and I have begun to wonder whether I was right in feeling this way and wondered what other people think about this, do I need anger management therapy?!