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Seatback – Glossary Definition

Seatback – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of seatback? Learn the meaning of seatback, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of seatback? Keep reading to learn the meaning of seatback, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

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What is a Seatback?

The seatback is the portion of a chair or other type of seat that supports the sitter’s back.

In the travel industry, especially popular as a flight term, the seatback is a common word for both passengers using the chair and the passenger behind them.

For the passenger using the seat on a flight, they will need to adjust the level of recline to the upright position when taking off and landing. For passengers behind said seatback, this is where magazine pockets, tray tables, and in-flight entertainment devices are installed.

More on Seatbacks

Seatback entertainment devices, tray tables, and literature pockets are sometimes available on modes of transportation other than airplanes, such as trains and buses, for example. However, they are usually available mainly for long-haul routes and perhaps a few medium-haul routes, rather than short-haul routes, as they’ll give passengers a more pleasant way of spending the hours on their journey.

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