Why the middle seat passenger should have both armrests on the plane
With summer fast approaching, more and more people will be flying away for a quiet vacation. However, when it comes to booking a flight, it can sometimes be stressful to find the right price and the perfect seat.
Many people choose to sit near a window or an aisle seat during the flight. The middle seat can be awkward as you can feel trapped, especially if you have passengers on either side of you.
When it comes to sharing the armrest, it can be an awkward encounter with other passengers.
According to one travel expert, however, the middle passenger should have access to both armrests to make their flight as comfortable as possible.
“The journey to your holiday destination should be the start of your exciting adventure, so the last thing you want is to politely jostle in the armrest with other passengers – especially if you’re not sitting next to someone. ‘one you know,’ travel expert Rosie Panter said Cosmopolitan.
“It’s universally accepted that the middle seat passenger pulled the short straw, so they should have the luxury of two armrests,” Panter continued.
“Why you ask? The aisle passenger has the freedom to stretch their legs and get up and down as they please, while the window seat passenger has the luxury of looking out the window, dreaming about vacation destination, or curl up to rest your head on the side of the plane to get some sleep, without the risk of passengers having to climb on it while they sleep.”
If you’re looking to get a free upgrade on your flight, a flight attendant recently revealed the secret on how to deal with cabin crew.
Miguel Muñoz explained to the Daily Express that passengers should avoid being “dramatic” or lying to cabin crew as it is a surefire way to not get freebies.
Instead, Muñoz said “nice” and “honest” passengers are more likely to get upgrades because he personally tends to give upgrades and gifts to passengers he likes.