Plane passenger furious at 'soulless jerk' who destroyed his laptop by reclining seat

  • 03/03/2020

A man has furiously raged online about a fellow plane passenger who damaged his laptop by reclining their seat.

Pat Cassidy writes for the Barstool Sports blog and used the website and Twitter to condemn the "piece of shit" who destroyed his computer, as well as claim "people that fully recline on airplanes have no souls".

The incident comes just weeks after a man was filmed punching a reclining plane seat in a video which became hugely popular online and started a fiery debate about the ethics of reclining.

"There was a time when I had a working laptop, but that was a long time ago, before the selfish bastard in 13A decided to fully recline his seat and castrate my livelihood," writes Cassidy, aka Hard Factor Pat.

"This piece of shit in seat 13A thought he would stretch his legs a bit and he reclined his seat completely destroying my laptop. 

"YOU NEVER FULLY RECLINE. It's rude and a sign of sociopathy. 

"I guess the genius engineers at Delta didn't consider that anyone would ever be using their seat back tray to hold a 16inch MacBook Pro while designing sick fake political ads."

Cassidy goes on to say a cabin crew member was unsympathetic. He also jokes that had he not consumed a cannabis product before the flight, he may have become violent.

After tweeting photos of the damaged laptop, Cassidy also shared on Twitter an email he says Delta Air Lines sent him after he complained about the incident.

In it, the airline says it doesn't reimburse people for such costs, but as a "goodwill gesture" awarded him 7500 bonus miles to his frequent flyer account.

Cassidy was flying from Austin to Los Angeles in late February when the incident occurred.

Replies to his tweets have been mixed.

"Seat recliners are THE worst people," commented one person.

"Am I the only one to think this is not the airline's fault?" said another. "You tucked the screen into the tray storage area. Frankly, it's unsurprising that this would happen."

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