I flew back last night from Las Vegas having attended RAPT's annual summit. It was a great event and in an effort to get home quickly I took a Delta red-eye back to JFK.
I board the plane, find my seat, 32D, isle, last row, next to the toilets.
Next to me is a couple who proceed to complain to the flight attendant that their seats don't recline enough. The flight attendant replies, "one seat in that row is broken."
I look down and sure enough there is professional looking piece of duct tape covering the hole where the reclining button would normally reside.
First thing I asked for was a different seat, no luck - completely full flight.
They should have taken that seat out of service.
Thanks Delta - I'm exhausted today.
The only thing that could make the flight worse is someone is found to have TB on it.