I was flying from LAX to Maui in an aisle seat. A father and his maybe 5 year old son took the other two seats. The father was quite irritated that the airline had changed their seat assignments and split up the family. He then proceeded to apologize in advance for climbing in and out during the flight as he would need to visit his wife and other child. This thought was not appealing at all so I offered to trade for the window seat, a very generous offer I thought. “Oh no, my son needs the window,” he replied.
I pointed out that the take off from LAX is directly over the ocean and then there is nothing to see until the last fifteen minutes or so. I would trade back then. Again, I was rebuffed. So, as promised, the two spent the flight getting up and down. Of course, when he was at his seat, the kid was busy watching a movie. Landing in Maui is always exciting, this time was even more so. I was also glad we were staying on opposite sides of the island and did not see them during my stay.