There are lots of articles about etiquette on airplanes, but one behavior that never seems to be addressed is the move by monsters on every flight to use a seat back as a fulcrum to get up.
Somebody is sitting in that seat (usually) and when you slingshot them through your selfish invasion it’s a real jerk move.
If there is somebody in your way, ask them to move to the aisle so you can get out. During that process, you can brace yourself on the armrests or your own chair.
Not the seatback of the person in front of you.
Well, there is one exception – if they are reclined in coach they deserve the wrath of the plane monster. Otherwise, it’s a completely unacceptable move to pull, yank, and push on the seatback in front of you.
The same goes for people making their way down the aisle. My seat is not your damn pommel horse. Hands off.
Don’t rest on it or touch it in any manner. Pretend it doesn’t exist, because you don’t have permission to make contact.
Oh, the flight is a little bumpy? Brace yourself with the overhead. That doesn’t inconvenience anyone or make anybody uncomfortable.
Failure to follow this simple rule instantly deputizes me as an air marshall with full rights to whack you with a shillelagh.