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August 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM

The airline reclining seat battle: And the winner is …

In our dreams: Business-class seats have lots of space, like these on a Lufthansa Boeing 747. Back in coach on some airlines, passengers are squished and cranky – and evening fighting over reclining seats. (Benjamin Kilb/NYT, 2013) You the people have spoken in our completely unscientific poll about the right to recline, or not to recline, …


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January 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Passengers forced to hold it on Seattle-Toronto flight

Flying is almost always a pain these days. But pity the poor passengers on an Air Canada nonstop from Seattle to Toronto earlier this month on which all the toilets broke down midflight. There the passengers sat, legs crossed, regretting that extra cup of coffee on the early-morning flight, said one of my relatives who was aboard. The…


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