Does the middle seat passenger on a flight get both armrests?

Does the middle seat get both armrests?


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    462

Hjod

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
3,735
Behind my desk.
I hate flying, I'm a big dude, I'm quite wide over the shoulders so I feel like I'm in the way all the time when I'm on a plane. So I try to give people the armrest even though my shoulder goes over to their seat. I feel like an ass when I fly.
 

nekkid

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10,203
Yes, unless they’re next to me in the window seat because I’m just having both, thanks.
 

Dankykang

Member
Oct 30, 2017
249
Yeah I think that's fair.

I always choose window. Luckily have never been stuck in the sandwich seat
 

RedStep

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
1,367
I always give up the armrests. I take window and just pass out against the glass listening to music/podcasts anyway. No reason to make their miserable experience worse.
 

deafmedal

Banned
Oct 25, 2017
546
Man, I had a flight get cancelled through the booking agency right before I needed to fly so I booked again and was unable to secure an aisle or window seat. Got stuck between two rather large individuals whose girth both extended into my seat. ‘‘Twas horrible.
 

Monsoon

Member
Oct 25, 2017
766
I shouldn’t be inconvenienced because others are too lazy or disorganised to book a better seat.
good to know my opinion on airline seat armrests informs my “goodness”. Lol. Please grow up a little my dude, there’s more to human beings than a sentence posted on the Internet.
Tbf your posts does make you sound like a gigantic asshole. You're equating economic status with being lazy and unorganised.
 

Rhaya

Member
Oct 25, 2017
786
I kust let out the loudest and wettest fart i can produce and blamo, instant el ow room
 

Mondai

Member
Dec 8, 2018
3,512
You take any armrest you feel like if it’s next to you, it’s pretty much the first one who uses it.
 

Quample

Member
Dec 23, 2017
1,382
Atlanta, GA
Nobody gets the arm rests. When it's strangers next to you, it should be a no mans land dividing line.

If someone takes a middle arm rest, I'm of the opinion that it allows for free reign man-spreading by the other party.
 
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Timmm

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,987
Manchester, UK
Short haul they should yes

Any long flights and people are just gonna have to learn to share them, you can't expect the aisle and window seats to spend like 5+ hours in the same position leaning on one rest either.

Basically flying (in economy at least) is hell and people should be trying to make it easier for each other
 

tiebreaker

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,659
to the seat beside the window, yes.

But what about the one beside the aisle?
There is armrest, yes, but you get knock all the time by people passing by.

What about a row of four??
 
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metalgear89

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,203
We should have barriers between seats on airplanes/trains and other public transport, that way normal civilized people don't have to deal with manspreaders and giants.
 

Shadybiz

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,914
Yes, it's only fair.

Yes. They have the least room to move. They get the arm rests

But they don't get to flare out their elbows into other people personal space. Have encountered way too many people who pick middle seat because they think that means they can fully spread out
Right. The space beyond the armrests is out of bounds. We're not fuckin' animals; we live in a society.
 

SABO.

Member
Nov 6, 2017
3,098
This thread has made me realise I've never had the misfortune of the middle seat.

I always go for aisle seat now. Window when I was young and flying was still exciting.