The Week contest: No legroom
This week's question: Because the average space between airline seats in economy class is now as low as 28 inches, down from 36 inches a few decades ago, some travel writers are recommending that fliers no longer recline their seats — saying it's immoral in such a cramped environment. If a travel writer were to author a guide to in-air etiquette for stuffed-together fliers, what should the book be titled?
THE WINNER: "The Polite Stuff"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
SECOND PLACE: "Air on the Side of Caution"
Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, New York
THIRD PLACE: "Brace for Compact"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Ujjal Kohli, Saratoga, California
"Squeezing on a Jet Plane"
Doug Johnston, Erie, Pennsylvania
"Up, Upright, and Away!"
Susan Levin, Middleton, Wisconsin
"The Recline of Western Civilization"
Greg Martin, La Crescenta, California
"Your Space or Mine?"
Wes Nelson, Fountain Valley, California
Joe Frank, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Don't Turn Your Red Eye into a Black Eye"
Ann Bamford, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
"Sardine Cans and Can'ts"
Kathy Bink, Shorewood, Wisconsin
"Lean Unto Others"
Rita Ford, Tonica, Illinois
"If You're So Inclined"
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pennsylvania
"Fly Right Not Tight"
Francis Gaal, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Robyn Kupferman, Culver City, California
"When You're Just Plane Cramped"
Ken Kellam, Dallas
"The Old Man and the Knee"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina