Shortly after my wife and I took off on a daytime cross-country flight last week, the two passengers in the row immediately ahead of us reclined their seats fully. They kept them that way the entire time, even though they didn't seem to sleep at any point. One of them even kept the seat reclined during landing, contrary to instructions. As anyone who has flown coach knows, leg room is at a premium even if the seats in front remain upright. Any degree of tilt makes it very uncomfortable, especially for passengers with long legs. Personally, I never recline my seat unless the one behind me is empty or I'm in a situation where I can do it without bothering the person in back. I'd prefer it if the airlines just removed the capability altogether. What do you do in this situation? I've tried politely asking the person in front of me not to recline, but I've never had anyone agree.