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Twitter user and traveller @SJNeve explained: “Just boarded a flight and I’m sat with a pair and their baby, however the husband refused to offer up his aisle seat so I’m now just… in the course of them?”

He continued: “He stuck his headphones in, ate a whole pack of Haribo and didn’t check with her for your entire two-hour flight.

“Very busy, full flight, unfortunately. Only a few hours, so no harm done – just just a little odd!”

One other traveller, @ColumboIrish, replied saying: “Perhaps it was a type of protest – blaming the airline for allowing this to occur.

“It was the airline that kept them apart – why should they each pay for reserved seats? They ought to be kept together as a matter in fact. Once allocated you need to take off and land in your personal seat.”

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One other one, @jfoster2019, opined: “Obviously hoped the center seat wouldn’t be sold so could stretch out with baby… so pretty poor show by him, frankly! Any probability of moving or is it completely chockablock.”

Other social media users took to the comment section to share their very own experiences.

One traveller, @NeilJensen87, shared: “Yeah I had this too. Dad would want the aisle seat for his fear of flying and would want to pace up and down at times throughout the flight and could be on Temazepam too.

“For me though… it was window seat or I’m staying home. Sorry for past middle seaters affected…”


One other one, @DWoodersonLIVIN, shared: “I’ve had this quite just a few times with being stuck between couples.

“At all times wonder in the event that they do it because they hope the centre seat won’t be sold?

“Been asked to get up someone’s partner before to ask for food and was then stuck in the course of an argument as to who should pay!”

@LewisSteele_ said: “This happened to me on an 11-hour flight. A sort flight attendant moved me to business class without cost where I sat next to someone with an enormous phobia of flying.

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“She grabbed my arm very tightly as we took off and was crying for the primary two hours of the flight.”

Passenger @@CEO_UKTwinds suggested: “It is best to have spoken to the flight attendant. Personally, I’m all for making some flights adult only.”

One other one, @blmbaz, disagreed saying: “Even before I became a parent I had the emotional maturity to cope with the inconvenience of a crying child. People need to significantly grow up.”

@glencoe1975 shared his story: “Me and my wife were on a half-empty 12-hour night flight.

“A big man sitting in our row didn’t need to move to an aisle seat despite the fact that there have been loads of other seats where he could stretch out.

“Told him I would want to maintain waking him as much as go to the bathroom. He soon shifted!”

When the same situation happens on board a plane, passengers are advised to ask the flight attendant to alter seats.

On most flights, there are at all times plenty of empty seats on account of no-shows, or individuals who have not made it to the plane on account of a missed connection.

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