The fight for the armrests

I’ve often wondered who should get the armrests in planes.

According to this article in The Sun, a former flight attendant explained that there’s an unspoken rule that the person in the middle seat gets both armrests. The reason is that the person in the aisle can move fairly freely. While the person in the window seat has the view.

I’ve never heard that before – and agree with etiquette expert William Hanson, who says that people should share the armrests.

His explanation:

“Etiquette is all about compromise and not being selfish, so taking up the entire armrest is bad manners.”

For me, it’s quite clear that both passengers can rest their elbows on the armrest separating their seats. But, unfortunately, not everyone agrees! 🙁

 

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Written by Christine Burgmer

18. June 2017