Last week we asked our travelers two questions about their thoughts on the Knee Defender and here are the results!
- Should the Knee Defender remain banned?
- Yes: 55.3% (656 responses)
- No: 44.7% (531 responses)
- Would you use the Knee Defender?
- Yes: 33.2% (432 responses)
- No: 66.8% (870 responses)
We thank all of our travelers for participating in our topic of debate. Join the conversation in the comments below and share your thoughts on the results and the Knee Defender.
The Knee Defender
To recline or not recline, that is the question. Anyone who has traveled on an international or domestic flight in the economy/coach class will have one or two uncomfortable stories to tell about their seating arrangements. With airlines keen to maximize their profits, space in the coach class is at an absolute minimum. If people recline their seats too much, they are more than likely to inconvenience another passenger.
One company seems to have come up with a solution to the matter. They are calling this product the “Knee Defender.” It is a small gadget that can be bought for under $30. The Knee Defender is clipped to the seat tray area in front of a passenger, which stops the seat in front from reclining.
The Knee Defender has been around for a few years, but it recently gained popularity after two passengers got into an intense argument on an airline. One of the passengers was using the Knee Defender to stop the other passenger’s seat from reclining. Passenger B got incredibly upset when he realized that Passenger A was purposefully preventing him from reclining his seat.