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Internalising the Knee Recline

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ANA has solved the reclining seats problem on their new Dreamliner – none of the seats recline backwards, instead they all “recline-forward” with the same angle as a backwards recline, but in doing so the recliner limits their own knee space.

It takes a airline with Japanese social sensitivities to turn the externality of knee reclines (you recline, the person sitting behind you has less leg-room) into an internality. Don’t shit where you sleep.