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Airline passenger films man punching her seat after she reclines

Airline passenger films man punching her seat after she reclines”

Why do airplane seats even recline?

Doing so may just anger some passengers.

Passenger Wendi Williams posted a 45-second video to Twitter on February 7 that shows the man behind her poking her reclined seat dozens of times - the way a child might jostle their parents to get their attention on a vehicle ride.

"After much consideration, and exhausting every opportunity for #AmericanAirlines to do the right thing, I've chose to share my assault, from the passenger behind me, and the further threats, from an American Airline flight attendant", a user named Wendi Williams wrote on Twitter last week.

Wendi later shared the footage to her Twitter account, and captioned the post: "Here's a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times - HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behaviour", Williams tweeted Saturday with a video of the man behind her hitting the back of her seat.

She also accused a flight attendant of dismissing her complaint and allegedly offering the man a rum for his troubles.

"After much consideration, and exhausting every opportunity for #American Airlines to do the right thing, I've chose to share my assault, from the passenger behind me, and the further threats, from an American Airline flight attendant", Williams wrote on Twitter.

As for WHY wannabe-Tyson was treating Wendi's seat like a speed bag - she says it's because she had the nerve to recline. Orr said that she recommends people turn around to kindly notify the person that they are about to recline their seat.

"At that point, he started hammering away at me", she wrote. He hit my back - so many times so I'll recline!

"Another Twitter user, who responded to Williams' tweets, asked how she was feeling after the experience, to which Williams replied using "#whiplash".

The clip showing the bearded, bespectacled man has since gone viral, with more than 2.4 million views.

She also says she had a previously existing condition that she had to have neck surgeries and spinal fusions to treat since the incident.

The woman said she has "limited movement" and pain due to an unfused cervical disk in her spine and headaches from the man's repeated blows.

Williams said she later made contact with American Airlines about the incident.

Williams continued that the man, who appeared to be sitting in the last row and could not recline his own seat, asked her to put her seat back up while he ate off his tray table.

American Airlines released a statement to NBC News, saying, "We are aware of a customer dispute that transpired on American Eagle flight 4392, operated by Republic Airways on January 31".

William's video and subsequent Twitter tirade sparked a debate about airplane etiquette, with some siding with the woman while others thought she was in the wrong. "You've had a shocker here Wendy", one chimed in. It's an option for a reason.

"You are both in the wrong", said another who saw things from both sides. It's much more comfortable to recline your seat and they are designed in such a way that they do not affect the person sitting behind.

Here's a quick reminder for those of you who haven't checked in with the realities of air travel in a while: aeroplane seats are created to recline.



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