... or some other too-tall-not-to-be-flying-first-class guy
MORE: my post
re: Kneecapping you… (could have been…)
I don’t know if it was you but it might have been… Couple of years back I was flying from LA to SF after a happening holiday break (meaning I was dead tired), so the moment it was OK to recline and go to sleep (at least that’s what I thought …) I did so… well *tried* to… — thunder coming from behind!
So I just got back in straight position, rang for the attendant and quietly explained the situation (didn’t even glanced at the guy in the back — didn’t seem like a nice guy…). I don’t know if I was just in luck, but the flight attendant just moved me to first class! (and took good care of me all the way to SF — *really* nice guy…).
You’d think the inadvertently “kneecapped guy” would have been happy now… (with an empty seat in front of him). Nope! He wanted to be in first class too! (declined…)
P.S. I’d try to get your sponsors (those who cover your travel expenses, I assume) to fly you first class — telling them long sob stories of how people won’t stop kneecapping you might help…. D.