The argument was (in part) over one passenger’s use of Knee Defenders, a gadget that blocks the seat ahead from reclining. As you may recall, the flight attendant asked the man to remove the Knee Defenders and when he wouldn’t, the woman ahead of him threw a glass of water in his face. Both passengers were subsequently thrown off the plane…after it was forced to land. Ten years ago, The Washington Post endorsed this gadget called the Knee Defender.
Quoted from The Knee Defender’s Inventor Defends His Invention on Gadgets News Headlines – Yahoo! News
The Knee Defender sounded too good to be true. Reclining seats have plagued long-legged travelers for decades. When the seat back in front of you lowers into your lap, you know it's going to be The Knee Defender is a device that an airplane passenger can place on the struts that support his/her drop-down airplane seat tray table to limit the extent to which the seat directly in front of Defender has caused three flights to make emergency landings in just over a week. CNN's Tom Foreman has more. Tags: should, knee, defender, banned, Verkäufe der Knee Defender explodieren: Die Meldung ging um die Welt: Ein Flieger musste landen, weil Passagiere sich um die Lehne stritten. Davon profitiert der kleine Hersteller der Defender. Enge im Flugzeug Defender - fieses Gerät für mehr Platz. Weil sich ein Passagier unerlaubt Platz verschaffte, musste eine United-Airlines-Maschine ungeplant zwischenlanden.