From making sure everyone gets seated in time for take-off, figuring out the puzzle of the overhead bins, meal-service and making sure that we’re safe, there’s definitely a lot of responsibility involved.
There have been many occasions (when flying) where I’ve fallen asleep before takeoff and never bothered to recline my seat during the rest of the flight. This is usually the case on short flights. On longer flights, I can’t say that I don’t like to recline my seat and I see nothing wrong with doing so. If the seat wasn’t meant to be reclined then it wouldn’t have the capabilities to do so.
I recently came across an article from the Huffington Post: This Airline Is Saying Goodbye To Reclining Seats.
According to the article, Monarch Airlines announced that their new ergonomic seats will not recline. The decision to switch to seats that do not recline was based on customer feedback.
While traveling outside the U.S. I’ve only rented a car on rare occasions. First of all, I’m not a big fan of driving and second, I’d much rather take public transportation since I find it a great way to get a feel for a city/ country.
However, there are times when public transportation just won’t get the job done. For some places, having a car to get around is essential. In some of these places a tour could always be another option. You might also have a limited amount of time during a trip and big plans (kind of like on our recent Quick Euro Roadtrip where we visited 3 countries in a little over 4 days- Italy, Switzerland & Liechtenstein) where public transportation would be way too slow to use to get around.