A Reclining Market

Oh if only all airline seats looked like this Virgin Airlines first class love nest. Photo by Binder.donedat.

Reading this op-ed today, it occurred to me that there might be an opportunity to create a market for the right to recline.

  1. I buy a ticket for a certain flight, and select my seat.
  2. I to go the Right to Recline market in my handy web browser.
  3. I set a price for reclining my own seat.
  4. I make an offer to the seat in front of me.
  5. When the flight is over, we all make payments to each other based on whether we did or did not recline.