Guy's Laptop Destroyed by Someone Reclining Their Seat on a Plane
I know it's hard to remember back this far, but remember the good old days of mid-February, when everyone's biggest concern about flying was having someone recline their seat... not spreading a pandemic around the world?
Well, for one brief moment, we can revisit the "Is it unacceptable to recline your seat?" debate again, thanks to one writer's story that's going viral now.
A guy named Pat Cassidy was on a Delta flight from Austin, Texas to L.A. last week and he was using his 16-inch MacBook Pro computer... when the person in front of him reclined their seat.
And it made Pat's laptop, quote, "fold like a taco." His screen was DESTROYED, and so was the laptop.
@Delta small note for the suggestion box, maybe have a little warning sign or someway to prevent my laptop from being destroyed when the person in front of me reclines their seat. pic.twitter.com/QHmphXiDhH— Pat Cassidy (@HardFactorPat) February 26, 2020
He says a flight attendant came over and took the side of the guy in front of him who reclined. And when Pat emailed Delta, they sent him back an email apologizing... but also said, quote, "Personal property damaged in-flight as a result of a passenger action is not reimbursable."
They gave him 7,500 frequent flyer miles instead. (For what it's worth, buying 7,500 Delta miles costs around $250.... a new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,400.)