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Old 04-13-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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Perhaps the guy just wanted to stay in the seat originally assigned to him.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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Even though I would move to the aisle seat at breakneck speed, this does not even make the top 1 million list of odd human behaviors.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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My best flight ever was a couple of years ago IAH to Moscow on Singapore Airlines. This was during the worst of the Russian wildfires, and the giant plane was almost empty. There was enough room for just about everyone onboard to have his or her own row of seats. Plus it was SIA, so it was already a far cry above your average flight. They even give you a little Givenchy care package with comfy socks, tooth brush, etc…Man I loved that flight!

Back on topic, if I were the individual in the middle seat I would most certainly have moved. However, nobody has to vacate their assigned seat, and I would be annoyed if anyone demanded that I move. In the situation you described, I would think the person with the window seat would find a different spot once it became clear that Mr. Middle Seat had not intentions of going anywhere.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Aren't you assigned seats on a plane?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Aren't you assigned seats on a plane?
Most airlines yes, But once the door closes, or you are in the air, Most will allow you to move to open seats.

Was on One flight 3x3 seating and I had window seat, guy in middle, When they closed the door I suggested he move over to the aisle seat. He told me he never moves from his assigned seat, cause it the plane crashes they would be able to identify him because he was in his assigned seat.

I then moved to another row, and got a aisle seat, He sat in the middle seat, never moved from it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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I could not figure out why someone would continue to sit next to strangers in a middle seat for a six hour flight when whole rows of seats next to him were empty and he could have moved and had the whole row to himself for the six hour flight! I am trying to understand human nature on airline flights.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why is it that petty controversy seems to follow you everywhere you go, even while in transit?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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If the guy in the middle seat won't move, then I will! No problem and everyone's happy.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cottonwood CA
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Smile Empty Seats?

I'd like to know just what airline is flying these days with empty seats? I haven't seen an empty seat on an airplane in a number of years! I'd like to start booking on that airline-instead of the "packed like sardines" flights I've been taking.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If there are rows of seats that are empty, I would move to an empty row. However, if there is only one empty seat, on the aisle next to me, I am going to stay in the middle seat. Then I can put the arm rest up, have more room, set my computer and book on the empty seat.

If I move to the aisle seat, the window person can then sprawl all over the middle seat and I might not get any use of it at all. Not to mention the very real possibility of being struck by the drinks cart while in the aisle seat. That window seat person might even turn sideways and put his feet on the center seat, too close to my nose.
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