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Old 04-11-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Maybe for some reasons he didn't liked to sit by the window, and not interested to see the scenery either. So, why "insist"?
And why would that bother me where other people sit?
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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I actually prefer the aisle seat all the way in back next to the restrooms. I can get up periodically and stretch and the restroom is right there so I don't have to "excuse me, pardon me, excuse me". I have a flight booked in May in this seat and so far nobody has booked seats next to me, I'm hoping I'll have the seat to my left empty but highly doubtful.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The man staying put when he could have moved to be more comfortable:

Such human behaviors are often compared to this:

When you trap flies in a jar for a certain amount of time, then later remove the lid, most flies tend to stay in the jar.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I'm not even sure I understand this but if I want to sit in a middle seat in an empty row, it's my business.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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I'm not even sure I understand this but if I want to sit in a middle seat in an empty row, it's my business.


You think like I do. LOL I can't even believe this is a thread.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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For about five years I was a super frequent flyer with US Airways because I was basically traveling for a living.

On one of the rare times US Air could not upgrade me to FC they kindly put me in bulkhead.

I was late getting on the flight and some guy was sitting in my seat.

I politely asked him to get out of my seat and he said to me, "Honey, go sit in my seat in the back, I'm much taller than you are".

I promptly got the Captain and they removed him.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm not even sure I understand this but if I want to sit in a middle seat in an empty row, it's my business.
I think you misunderstand. OP isn't talking about someone remaining the the center seat of an empty row. He's referring to a passenger remaining in the center seat with an occupied window seat and a vacated aisle seat. Most people would move to the aisle seat to allow elbow room for both themselves and the person in the window seat.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Perhaps the guy in the middle seat was hoping to make the person sitting in the window seat uncomfortable with the situation, which is a bit awkward as far as normal airplane etiquette goes, and was hoping that person would get up and move, leaving the 3 seats all to himself.

Airplanes are funny places. The battle for who gets to put his arm on the arm rest is always interesting. And if the person next to you is wide shouldered with big arms and you cannot avoid body contact!?! Lots of odd interactions and social dynamics.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Its rude to say to a person to move.
I actually disagree with this and I don't care how mean it sounds. Airplane seats are the most rigidly uncomfortable and crowded things in modern transportation and I think anyone who would not move over given the opportunity is the one being an inconsiderate ***hole.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Hard to say since I've not been on a flight that wasn't completely full since 1982.
Actually, I flew on a seriously half-empty plane from Charlotte, NC to Mexico City. Had a full row to myself. Same scenario somewhere over European air last year. I can't remember the route though.
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