Last Updated Sep 12, 2010 11:14 AM EDT
Now there's a solution, of sorts. Imagine a small gadget you can buy -- and apparently use legally -- which prevents the seat in front of you from reclining.
Knee Defender is a pair of small rubber clips that prevents the seat in front of you from reclining by sliding onto the tray table frame and jamming the seat movement -- like throwing a wrench into a machine to stop the gears from turning.
Several extra inches of personal space and productivity cost $15 per pair. But now that you know about it, the question remains: Is it ethical to prevent the dude in front of you from taking advantage of the seat he paid for? A moral quandary indeed. Would you use Knee Defender? Weigh in in the comments. [via Lifehacker]