Making economy class even worse
Backrests in planes shouldn’t be able to lean back. They hardly go back, anyway, and it’s not like anyone can get quality rest while leaning back like two or three degrees. When you lean your seat back, you’re only annoying the person behind you. You might not have realized it, but this is what it looks like when you try to get some rest.
To be fair, this guy is probably a bit more comfortable than he would be otherwise. He, too, gets to use the headrest in front of him, which means he doesn’t have to keep his neck upright while reading his newspaper.