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TikToker’s ‘unethical’ plane 'life hack' to punish passengers reclining seats divides opinions

TikToker’s ‘unethical’ plane 'life hack' to punish passengers reclining seats divides opinions

A TikToker's passive aggressive tip to deal with people who recline their seats on flights has left people divided

A TikToker has come up with a way to punish travelers who recline their seats but not all people agree.

Traveling can be stressful and an absolute rush. So much so that people pay that extra cost to ensure they have a later flight or even pay for specific seats.

With that being said when you do finally get sat down in your plane seat, some people want to relax. Relax to the point that they would recline their seat.

A move that for some is considered perfectly normal and to others it is a cardinal sin that cannot be tolerated.

Well for those who want to get one over those people who recline their seats at your inconvenience a TikToker has posted a tip on the social media platform.

The hack has gone viral but has been dividing opinions right down the middle.

While some people can't thank creator @theLKshow enough for sharing the passive aggressive trick, others are passionately speaking out in defence of reclined seats.

The reclining seat hack has gone viral but has been dividing opinions right down the middle. (TikTok/@thelkshow)
The reclining seat hack has gone viral but has been dividing opinions right down the middle. (TikTok/@thelkshow)

The six-second video, which now has over 2.5 million views, simply reads: "When you are on a flight and the person in front of you reclines their seat all the way and leaves you no room. Turn on the air con above you on full blast and point it at the top of their head."

In the caption, the TikToker added: "The plane ride is so long when you get one of these people in front of you #plane #reclinetheseat #annoyingpassengers."

If you're someone who can't stand a reclined plane seat, this hack is admittedly pretty genius - especially if you're not one for causing a scene.

Not everyone was pleased with the advice, though, and it wasn't long before the age old debate was reignited.

"Unethical? I think this is completely reasonable," one impressed viewer commented.

A second, who just caught the viral video too late, wrote: "Wish I had done this. The guy just told me that the seats move that far back for a reason. I was squashed the whole flight."

While some people can't thank creator @theLKshow enough for sharing the passive aggressive trick, others are passionately speaking out in defence of reclined seats. (Getty Stock Image)
While some people can't thank creator @theLKshow enough for sharing the passive aggressive trick, others are passionately speaking out in defence of reclined seats. (Getty Stock Image)

And a third, who is clearly very anti-recline, added: "I have the right to play a two hour drum solo on my tray table after you recline."

Hitting back, a pro-recline viewer argued: "Seats are meant to recline. Recline your seat or upgrade to an area with more leg room."

A second agreed: "I stay awake the entire flight and it doesn't bother me if the person in front of me reclines. Flights are expensive. Recline if you want to."

And a third challenged: "I'll take the extra AC with my seat laid back"

Several people, clearly in support of a reclined plane seat, pleaded with viewers to consider their solution - that everyone reclines their seat together. Now thats the compromise we need in this world.

Featured Image Credit: japatino/Getty / ViktorCap/Getty

Topics: TikTok, Travel