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Would you move seats to allow families sit together on flights?

  • 25-08-2022 2:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭cuttingtimber22

    I saw this about Vogue Williams -

    Basically she rants about someone who would not give up a booked seat to accommodate her.

    Personally I would not move - typically I pick a seat that suits me, frequently I pay for it, and I would definitely not give up an aisle seat for a middle or window.

    It is a sense of entitlement that someone else should inconvenience themselves to suit her.

    Should people bend over backwards for others or suit ourselves?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    Depends, if I thought they were okay on first instance.

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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 36,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    As long as she doesn't talk, she's welcome to sit on my lap!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭Andrewf20

    I'd move usually unless with family myself. Mistakes happen.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,049 ✭✭✭AllForIt

    You can buy a litter of orange juice and a large pack of dry roasted peanuts in German supermarkets for a total of 3 euros. Double the cost of a Ryanair flight, but still.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,259 ✭✭✭Jequ0n

    No, I wouldn’t. I do not like to be inconvenienced.

    Not my problem.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,184 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    I've been asked to move on occasion, and I've moved.

    I haven't been asked to move on occasion, and I've offered to move off my own bat when I noticed a family split up.

    I've gone to the trouble of making sure my family are all booked in seats together on pretty much all occasions.

    There was one time it wasn't possible for some reason. We got on board, expecting to be somewhat dispersed, but the staff asked other people to move, as our kids were under whatever age, and it was a legal or safety requirement that they be supervised with their parent or guardian next to them. We felt a bit bad, as it wasn't our request. The people who were asked gladly obliged, and we thanked them. I'm not sure what would have happened if they didn't, I assume they would have just kept asking people until they came to someone who would oblige.