Again, if your child is at least 2 years old, the FAA doesn't just approve a car seat, it requires you to bring a car seat in order to get on the plane.
Is that still inconsiderate?
I think you actually just don't understand airplane safety regulations.
Oh I understand them fine, I'm more of the opinion that if the FAA wants to approve special seats for children, they should take into consideration the fact that their already approved regular seat sizes for everyone else leave very little room for movement and massive car seats will restrict that movement even further. Honestly, more appropriately sized airplane specific child safety seats makes more sense than just allowing car seats carte blanche.
Shame on the people defending the recliner in this thread and accusing the mom of being selfish for taking care of her son.
Oh look, victim blaming and law breaking GAF at its best.
:lol victim blaming and law breaking, looks like hyperbole GAF is out at full force.
You know, in general it is a pet peeve of mine when people who choose to have kids thinks everyone should inconvenience themselves cause they have kids (therefore are more important than you). I mean I hate those huge strollers that take up the whole aisle in grocery stores or on the sidewalk for example and I'm not that sympathetic towards stuff like that. And I admit my first impulse if I were in that situation (being the person who wanted to recline) my first reaction would be to be annoyed at the person bringing in a large carseat (Until I got myself to think more rationally about it). But.....
It is safer for the kid to be in a carseat and strapped in than in her lap. The reason airlines want you to put your seatbelt on is cause of turbulence that can throw you up right into the ceiling if bad enough. That can kill an adult person (hits on the head don't have to be too hard to kill you). And a kid on a lap is not that safe (I mean mom relaxes one bit and turbulance hits... bam). So I can understand why one would want a kid in a car seat. It's a lot safer for the baby. In this case, I do think the baby's safety trumps some one's comfort. This isn't inconviencing some one just for their convenience, this is because they are trying to make it safe for their baby.
It sux for the person reclining and maybe they can switch with some one who doesn't care they don't want to recline. And honestly, that is what the airline should have done is try to see if some one would switch with that person (The one who wanted to recline). But, sometimes that's how it is. Some one there was going to have to compromise and in that case, safety comes first. It's just too bad the stewardess didn't think about maybe seeing if some one who didn't care about reclining was willing to switch and therefore everyone wins.
I understand what you're saying, but then the FAA should mandate that every child under 2 years of age must sit in their own separate seat, but they seem to leave that discretion to the parents. The fact remains that right now most parents carry babies on their laps in the plane and I've never experienced(or even heard of) any child getting injured as a result. I have experienced(on my flight yesterday actually) someone getting sick as a result of sitting still in a tight space and requiring medical attention.