The Knee Defender, small clamps that block plane seats from reclining, got a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a United Airlines jet to make an unscheduled landing.
The on-line seller’s website crashed when traffic surged, and sales rose “substantially” for the $US21.95 clips that attach to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.
Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today’s tightly packed planes (and it’s going to get worse): the ability to recline their seat a few inches. However a disturbance started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender. [Read more…]