Travelling is cramped as it is, but it's so much worse when you're trapped behind a fully reclined seat. Avoid this discomfort by choosing a seat behind seats that don't recline at all.
We've looked at tips like using a water bottle to prevent the seat in front of you from reclining, but that's sort of mean and can also get you in trouble. Instead, when picking your seats you can simply choose one that's behind a seat that doesn't recline. Sometimes your airline will alert you if you choose a non-reclining seat while booking your flight, but the easiest way to check is to use a site like Seat Guru. If you check the red and yellow seats on any of Seat Guru's aeroplane maps, it'll let you know if the seat reclines or not. Simply choose a seat behind the non-reclining seat and you're guaranteed your space for the duration of the flight.
Thanks Taylor for the tip!