Twitter poll about middle seat armrests on planes divides the internet

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If the interior of a plane is hell, the middle seat of a three-person row is the Devil’s HQ. You’re squished on both sides, you’re particularly vulnerable to chatty neighbors, and you have easy access to neither the bathroom nor the window. It’s only fair that you be allowed to use two armrests.

For years (years!), people have been arguing about who can rightfully claim the two armrests on either side of the middle seat. In our opinion, there’s a clear answer here, but we’ll lay out the debate anyway. 

To illustrate both perspectives, let’s say three people are sitting in a row on the right side of a plane. According to one school of thought, each person should use the armrest to their left, and the person in the window seat will get one extra armrest next to the wall. According to the other, correct perspective, the people in the aisle and window seats should use the armrests to their left and right, respectively, and the person in the middle should get both middle armrests. (Perhaps you have seen the Jim Jefferies clip on the subject.) Read more…

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