No one ever happily picks a middle seat…but plane etiquette stills needs to be addressed for those late, Basic Economy travelers. I’m a window guy myself (if I had the option), and always pick a good time to go to the bathroom. Some examples are: when other passengers get up, hopefully, a middle seat, before and after meal service, and when I can’t hold it. Who’s to blame? The truth is, I fly basic, but unlike most, I’m not your typical Basic traveler…
Here’s how I see it…
Everyone knows the middle seat is the worst, everyone. The kids know it, even the people that have never been on a plane know it. This rule is universal – car rides, couch assignments, even the dinner table (debatable). What I’m trying to say is the person sitting middle is clearly vulnerable, a nuisance.
Window and aisle seat travelers have a responsibility to communicate and give up their inside armrest. But I’ll leave that up to you. Your character depends on it. What happened to the use of our voices? A-B-C and D-E-F need to come together and make the ride enjoyable for everyone. There is nothing worse than the aisle who thinks their too cool to be flying coach and the middle seat who has never flown before.
Its safe to say we all agree the middle passenger sucks! Why?
- They are an inconvenience
- They were late to pick a seat
- They are careless and don’t care about you
- Cheap and didn’t consider your comfort
Now, none of these might be true, but the aisle and window seat clearly has the advantage and that’s where the debate comes in. Does middle seat get both armrests? I believe YES!
1st come – 1st served.
Middle seat sucks; we all know this
If you don’t want the middle, pick your seat earlier.
If you choose not to (for whatever reason) you deal with the consequences of your decision.
— Joe Don (@LantaJoe) June 7, 2019
Yes. Plane etiquette rules are as follows: Left Seat: aisle with extra leg space and left armrest. Middle Seat: Both armrests. Window Seat: Window and place to lean against and right armrest. We are a society of rules, not animals.
— Dylan Connolly (@dconn91) June 6, 2019
There should be no middle seat
— dogma (@DogmaKinja) June 7, 2019
First arm rested claims ownership for the duration of its inhabitance. Once it moves, other arms may take possession.
— slacker (@Slackandproud) June 7, 2019