It’s an unspoken yet widely understood rule that the person in the middle seat on an airplane gets dibs on both armrests — it’s only fair.
If you’re the victim of armrest theft, there are a few ways to go about it. You can avoid a confrontation and be uncomfortable the rest of the flight, or find a way to reclaim the armrest.
In the clip below, we see a more aggressive tactic that works for the second option.
While sitting in the middle seat on a long flight, a frustrated man says, “The passenger next to me kept hogging the arm rest and did not allow me to place my arm on it.” Our hero goes on a mission to reclaim what is rightfully his, and he posted the hilarious results online for all the world to see.
The man’s expression is absolutely priceless when he realizes the armrest has quickly been stolen from him.
It looks like many people can relate to this man’s plight, because the clip went viral with over one million YouTube views.
“The flight attendants should go over arm rest etiquette on every flight,” he says. “I think we need to start an armrest challenge across the nation.”
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