I'm posting this one because virgin atlantic have this going on Facebook and some of the comments have shocked me greatly. Is it ok to recline your seat or not on a long flight? I've always thought that we were ok to recline as long as it wasn't meal time because there's so little space for that anyway. The rest of the time it's free reign surely? Thing is people are saying well the person behind you might be tall or have a child on their lap but what am I supposed to do then? I'm tall too and if the seat in front of me reclines, I have no choice other than to recline my seat too. So whats the etiquette here? I mean it's ok saying well ask the person behind but what if they say no?