Photo of "backless" seats on European flight goes viral

Aug 6 2019, 3:51 pm

Airplane travellers know all too well the annoyances of seat adjustments. Did you lean back too far? Does the person behind you have enough room?

Well, a photo posted to Twitter seems to show a creative solution to the problem, by not having a back to the airplane seat at all.

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EasyJet, a low-budget airline, is being criticized after an image of a woman perched on the edge of a seat has gone viral.

The image was shared in the early hours of Tuesday morning by user Matthew Harris.

The airline has been getting roasted on Twitter after asking the user to take the photo down. “Hi Matthew,” reads easyJet’s reply. ” Thanks for bringing this to our attention, before we can investigate this could I ask you to remove the photograph & then DM us more info regarding this, so we can best assist you. Ross”

EasyJet’s response did not go over well with Harris, who fired back: “Absolutely not. This is a real photo of a plane currently decending [sic] to Geneva.”

Harris commented on the thread, saying the flight attendant had asked the woman to stay in the seat until the rest of the flight was fully boarded.

The rest of the Twitterverse’s reactions were not kind to the budget airline: