Unofficial Rules For Taking The Middle Seat On A Plane

Middle seats: 5 unofficial rules for the worst seat on the plane

November 20, 2019

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Many people will be flying to their holiday destinations this year--if you're one of them, here are some of the unofficial rules to follow if you end up in the middle seat on a flight. While some people book the aisle and others want the window, hardly anyone would willingly choose the middle seat on a plane.

But, according to, if you do find yourself sandwiched in, the experts say they are some things you need to remember. 

Just because you're stuck with the worst seat doesn't mean you get to take up any extra legroom.

Pack a neck pillow because it's really uncool to sleep on your neighbor's shoulder.

Take the bathroom break at the same time as the aisle seat person so you don't disturb them.

If you're traveling as a couple, draw straws, because one of you will have to take the middle.

There is one bright spot: Middle seaters get both armrests!