Airline Passenger Punches Back of Woman’s Seat Repeatedly Because She Reclined It

What an absolute nightmare would this have been?

A woman on an American Eagle flight from New Orleans, Louisiana to Charlotte, North Carolina deserves a medal for not turning around and punching a guy in the face.

Granted she did recline her seat — but this guy’s reaction is absolutely unreal. The man sitting behind her started punching the back of her seat.

Wendi Williams was on her January 31st flight, operated by Republic Airways, when she decided she deserved to treat herself by reclining her airplane seat the full inch and a half back that it goes. It turns out that this was an inch too far for the man behind her.

According to Williams, the man punched the back of her seat at least nine times before she started filming. From there a flight attendant intervened and, somehow, sided with the man punching the back of her chair. The flight attendant gave the man some rum and did little if anything to help Williams. In fact, the flight attendant eventually served Williams a Passenger Disturbance Notice.

What. The. Hell.

Who is at fault here? Williams for deciding to recline her chair while flying coach? Or the man for punching the back of Williams’ chair over and over again?


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