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.