Three Short “Stuck In The Middle” Stories

May 29, 2009

in Couples Stories

(#1) I flew from Phoenix to Minneapolis in coach seat B row 18. If that wasn’t bad enough, seat A and C were occupied by a husband and wife who talked non-stop. To make matters worse neither could have the arm rest down and needed seatbelt expanders, because they each weighed 350 plus. The plane was full so they could not reassign me a new seat.

(#2) I spent 5 hours on a Southwest flight from LA to DC sitting between a husband and wife who talked to each other over me through the entire flight. I asked if either of them wanted to switch seats with me, but they refused saying they wanted to be comfortable in the aisle and window.

(#3) Worst flight ever – DC to Heathrow seated between an obese couple. They purposely made their seat arrangements so there was someone between them because they were too big to sit next to each other comfortably. I had their flesh bulging into my seat the entire trip!

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Amber May 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Boo Hoo people want to talk to each other. get over yourself. It's pretty common for couples to book the window and aisle seat, the hope is often that no one takes the middle seat, sometimes it works and others it doesn't . People book window and aisle seats for the added comfort hey provide, the middle seat sucks. Offering to switch so they could sit beside each other is ignorant to the fact they paid for window and aisle seats for a reason, to have the added comfort. They're together and are going to talk, deal with it.


Zombie May 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm

So on a flight from DCA to London — a red eye — they can talk over you and you don's sleep.


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