People who occupy a window seat

Ash Williams

Well-Known Member
- Aisle seat: gets free access to the lav, a dedicated armrest, a little more shoulder room until somebody walks by, and can easily stand up and stretch once at the gate with the seatbelt sign off/ waiting to deplane. Passing drinks, snacks, and trash is completely optional and at their discretion. They should also stand and ensure the jackasses behind them do not trample the people in the rows in front of them trying to slide out into the aisle to deplane. However, if you're not moving/ taking your sweet ass time getting up, still putting away your headphones, etc.- all bets are off. I'm walking. Good luck!
- Window seat: controls the window, sometimes has a dedicated armrest on the window side, has best view of the world outside, but the worst access to the lav.
- Middle seat: gets BOTH armrest!

Whatever roll you play have some common courtesy.

Notes:
If I have my earbuds in and sunglasses on- that should be a clue.
If you're a grown man wearing a giant backpack like some sort of high school geek... and you turn around while loading your luggage into the overhead bin and hit me in the face with your stupid book bag- prepare to catch an earful!
 

Pilot Fighter

Well-Known Member
- Aisle seat: gets free access to the lav, a dedicated armrest, a little more shoulder room until somebody walks by, and can easily stand up and stretch once at the gate with the seatbelt sign off/ waiting to deplane. Passing drinks, snacks, and trash is completely optional and at their discretion. They should also stand and ensure the jackasses behind them do not trample the people in the rows in front of them trying to slide out into the aisle to deplane. However, if you're not moving/ taking your sweet ass time getting up, still putting away your headphones, etc.- all bets are off. I'm walking. Good luck!
- Window seat: controls the window, sometimes has a dedicated armrest on the window side, has best view of the world outside, but the worst access to the lav.
- Middle seat: gets BOTH armrest!

Whatever roll you play have some common courtesy.

Notes:
If I have my earbuds in and sunglasses on- that should be a clue.
If you're a grown man wearing a giant backpack like some sort of high school geek... and you turn around while loading your luggage into the overhead bin and hit me in the face with your stupid book bag- prepare to catch an earful!
These days, I rarely make it to my seat without somebody pissing me off. If one more asshat tells me what a beautiful daughter I have I'm going to take a hostage. That's my girlfriend.
 

Soku39

Well-Known Member
In a miraculous fashion I have not been in a commercial airport for 29 days, and this has left me some time to reflect; while not a single window shade will be raised on this "puddle jumper" up to Chicago I think I've finally put my finger on the most annoying thing passengers do. "OMGZZZZ THE PLANE IS SO SMALL! like it is SO small, these puddle jumpers are smallllllllll, god why cant we get a "real" plane from (insert 10 gate, minor market city with 3x regional flights a day here) this one is too SMALL!".... I'm sitting on an everloving 170, yes I do believe that the next person who is sitting next to me that has a 20 minute phone call about how small their plane is shall have their eyes bludgeoned out of their skull, that is all.
 

FlyingAccountant

Well-Known Member
I was repositioning on a Turkish flight. The FA was going around closing all the shades. Didn't even matter if you were looking outside. He reached over and closed it for you.
That seems to be popular on the European airlines for some reason. I had an F/A reach across me and close my shade during a night flight across the Atlantic on Lufthansa once.
 

AM011309

Well-Known Member
I am beginning to wonder if everyone lives like a mole at home, or is it just on airplanes. (Enjoying the natural light coming through my picture window)
I know right, I just don’t get the sitting in darkness at all times (at home/work/or plane) or turning that thing into a flying coffin essentially. All the *shades down zomg* people would probably hate if they just made windowless planes in the first place. So the guy in the window seat wants to read his paper with some natural light, doesn’t make him a jerk. People wanting all the shades down to glue themselves to a screen doesn’t make them jerks either but acting like they’re way is the only way does.
 

FlyingAccountant

Well-Known Member
I know right, I just don’t get the sitting in darkness at all times (at home/work/or plane) or turning that thing into a flying coffin essentially. All the *shades down zomg* people would probably hate if they just made windowless planes in the first place. So the guy in the window seat wants to read his paper with some natural light, doesn’t make him a jerk. People wanting all the shades down to glue themselves to a screen doesn’t make them jerks either but acting like they’re way is the only way does.
This reminds me of the anti-vax argument. I'm gonna do whatever I want and if it negatively effects other people, too bad.
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
I know right, I just don’t get the sitting in darkness at all times (at home/work/or plane) or turning that thing into a flying coffin essentially. All the *shades down zomg* people would probably hate if they just made windowless planes in the first place. So the guy in the window seat wants to read his paper with some natural light, doesn’t make him a jerk. People wanting all the shades down to glue themselves to a screen doesn’t make them jerks either but acting like they’re way is the only way does.
If it's over 6 hours and it's anywhere near sunrise, windows should be down so people can sleep. Nothing worse than being woken up by someone opening their window with the sun just coming up on their side so it shines laser beams into your closed eyes. The European and Asian airlines more or less mandate this as a basic human decency that we clearly lack in the States.
 

SlumTodd_Millionaire

Socialist Pig Member
If it's over 6 hours and it's anywhere near sunrise, windows should be down so people can sleep. Nothing worse than being woken up by someone opening their window with the sun just coming up on their side so it shines laser beams into your closed eyes. The European and Asian airlines more or less mandate this as a basic human decency that we clearly lack in the States.
It’s your own responsibility to carry a sleep mask with you to get some rest if that’s what you want. If I’m sitting by the window, it’s open. Deal with it.
 
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