Getting The Middle Seat On An Airplane Comes With One Unexpected And Little-Known Benefit
No one in their right mind likes the middle seat on an airplane.
It's not hard to see why, either.
You have neither easy access to the aisle nor a view out the window - plus you have to squeeze in when your seat mate wants to use the loo.
If you're really unlucky, you may even end up with one or both of your fellow passengers using you as a pillow.
But there is one unexpected plus side to drawing the short seating straw, and it's to do with the armrests .
According to dealchecker's Travel Expert, Rosie Panter, the etiquette should be to allow them to have both arm rests.
"It's universally accepted that the middle seat passenger has drawn the short straw, so they should get the luxury of both armrests. Why you ask?" she tells Cosmopolitan .
"The aisle seat passenger has the freedom to stretch their legs and get up and down as and when they please, while the window seat passenger has the luxury of looking out of the window, or curling up to rest their head on the side of the plane to enjoy some shut eye, without the risk of passengers needing to clamber over them while they sleep.
"However, the middle passenger is limited by both space and places to rest their head. Therefore, the two-armrest debate should be an established plane rule."
There you go - case closed.