The 5 Rules of Plane Etiquette

Should people in middle seats get both armrests? Folks were polled on plane etiquette.

If you just flew back from a holiday trip, you might have some strong opinions on traveling.  A group of people were polled about plane etiquette. Here are five questions, and how people answered.  Should people in middle seats get both armrests? 19% said the person in the middle deserves more armrest access than the people on each side. 73% said equal access.  Should the person in the window seat have total control over the window shade? 45% said yes, complete control. 55% said no, other people in the row should get a say.  Is it okay to ask a stranger to switch seats so you can sit with someone? 7% think it’s never acceptable.  1% think it’s always okay to ask.  And everyone else thinks it depends on the situation.  If you were traveling alone, would you agree to switch seats? Around 80% of us would as long as the new seat was at least as good as the one we were sitting in. 23% would even do it if the new seat was worse.  Finally, how much do you want to talk to the strangers next to you on a plane?  Only 11% don’t want to talk at all.   Most people think a little bit’s okay, but keep it to a minimum.  A small 4% of us hope the person talks our ear off the whole flight.