June 13, 2024 at 6:33 am

Married Couple Had Their Own Row On A Long Flight, So They Refused When Someone Wanted To Sit Next To Them Halfway Through

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Pixabay

There’s nothing better than getting a whole row to yourself on a flight.

The extra legroom, the extra elbow room, etc.

It’s delightful!

So what are you supposed to do if a person wants to (literally) cramp your style in the middle of a flight across the Atlantic Ocean?


Check out this guy’s story and see if you think he did anything wrong.

AITA for not letting someone switch seats mid-flight?

“My wife (36f) and I (34m) were flying back from Dublin to Washington DC.

We were assigned the middle and window seats in a row. The aisle passenger no-showed so we ended up having the entire row to ourselves (huge win). Before leaving the gate, I moved to the aisle seat and my wife stayed at the window.

Sounds like a sweet ride!

Nothing eventful happened for the first 4.5 hours of the flight. FAs were amazing and even gave us extra drinks for the “guy in the middle”.

Randomly, the passenger from the aisle seat across from me comes over with her friend who was sitting a few rows back and ANNOUNCES that her friend would now be taking the middle seat to get away from a crying baby further back.

She did not ask – she told us this was happening. There were about 3 hours of flight time remaining.

I ask the woman whether the Flight Attendants are on board with this. She said yes, but since these deals are usually brokered by the FA, I called over a FA. The FA said the agreement was that they could take an available aisle seat but could not disrupt anyone’s seating arrangements.

The woman then starts complaining about how I was assigned the middle but then moved to the aisle before takeoff, so I shouldn’t even have that aisle seat. I had been sitting there for almost 5 hours and we had already distributed our items all over the row.

The woman and her friend disappear to talk to another FA for about 5 minutes.

Sorry, lady!

The woman across the aisle then comes back to her seat and proceeds to yell at me saying that “her friend would not be sitting there – not because she was not allowed to, but because I was so incredibly rude” and that I was an “*******”.

I kept my eyes on the show I was watching.

The only thing I did this entire time was ask to talk to the flight attendant. I did not say anything else to this woman, though I would have liked to.

AITA for not volunteering the middle seat mid-flight?”

Now let’s see how Reddit users reacted.

This reader shared their thoughts.

Sounds like folks think they're being too tough on her...

Another reader said he’s NTA.

Sounds like folks think they're being too tough on her...

This person said he’s an *******.

Sounds like folks think they're being too tough on her...

Another Reddit user said they all SUCK.

Sounds like folks think they're being too tough on her...

And this person said he didn’t do anything wrong.

Sounds like folks think they're being too tough on her...

Some people are just so clueless…

If you thought that was an interesting story, check out what happened when a family gave their in-laws a free place to stay in exchange for babysitting, but things changed when they don’t hold up their end of the bargain.