2. James Beach and the Knee Defender
“Whose right is it?” James Beach asked. “Is that my 4 inches of legroom, or is that her 4 inches of reclining space.” SEE ALSO: 10 Reasons curvy girls are so good in bed…
In August 2014, there were three scuffles in a two-week span about legroom and the use of the now-notorious Knee Defender. James Beach’s story was the first to garner national attention. Beach was on a flight from Newark to Denver when he installed the Knee Defender and began working on his laptop. The woman in front of him complained about not being able to recline, and a fight ensued.
The passengers angrily tousled over the seat, slamming it back and forth. The woman finally responded by tossing her drink at Beach. The plane was diverted to Chicago, where both passengers were kicked off and fined.