JOYA380B747
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Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:06 pm

Just want to know, how many times have you asked your fellow passenger, while flying, to give you his Window Seat?  shy 
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mtyfreak
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:23 pm

Never,

I really don't like it when they do that to me,

I always make sure to get a window seat before boarding.

If I don't get it then forget about it.
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FlagshipAZ
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:30 pm

I took my daughter on her first airline ride in 2001. We were boarding in coach on a America West A320 out of LAS to PHL. We were assigned the aisle & center seat, but since this was her first ever airline flight, I let her sit in the window seat until our 3rd seatmate show up. I asked her politely if my kid could have her window seat. She graciously agreed if she could have my aisle seat, which of course I gladly traded with her. This is the only time I've ever asked someone else to trade seats with me. And plus the fact I'll do anything for my little girl so she can have a good time & a memorable first flight. Regards.
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AR1300
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:35 pm

Quoting MTYFREAK (Reply 1):
Never,

I really don't like it when they do that to me,

I always make sure to get a window seat before boarding.

If I don't get it then forget about it.

Idem.

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Doona
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:43 pm

Whenever a fellow PAX has asked me for my window seat, I've politely refused, and then had to endure the uncomfortableness of the rest of the flight. So no, I wouldn't ask somebody else for their seat... (Unless we were flying into Kai Tak[wet dream, nowadays], in which case I would happily strangle anyone sitting in the windowseat...)

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geoffm
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:05 pm

Never, but I have offered to swap twice - once for an IAH-DEN flight which was severely overbooked and people were finding anywhere they could to sit, and I made way so a mother could sit with her young son; the other time was a pair of nervous fliers from STN-AMS on easyJet (unassigned seating) again so they could sit together.

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:18 pm

Never. Hate it when people do that to me, so I'd never put someone else in that awkward position.
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:08 pm

Most Airline Employees prefer the Aisle seat  Smile
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JGPH1A
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:40 pm

Short but obvious answer: "No. Piss off."

(actually, if one is non-revving, it's impossible to say no really, you just have to go with the flow).
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HT
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 pm

Usually I always stick to the seat assigned to me:
- For shothauls I prefer the window seat
- for medium hauls I prefer the aisle seat. When travelling with company, recently we both asked for aisle seats ...
- Flying longhaul I prefer the window seat in Businessclass; if I really have to fly Eco, I prefer the aisle seat.

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:17 pm

i would trade a seat on a 747, sometimes u get such a window view that you see nothing but the wing, in which case id enjoy a comfy aisle  Smile
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DABZF
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:32 pm

I've been asked few times... must've been one of you a.netters  Wink

If the option is an aisle seat and the airport of destination is one that I have visited before I normally change. Like said, airline staff prefer an aisle seat! Big grin
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:41 am

I don't like the window seat, unless it's the A on the ERJ's. I like the aisle seat because I like to get up during the flight. If the flight is empty and I can get a three seat block, I will usually sit by the window, but only after the door is closed.

My last flight I spent a long time begging the gate agent for an aisle seat and she didn't have any. Resigned to fly for 6 hours and have to jump over or bother someone to get up, I boarded the plane, only to find out that the couple who had B-C had sat down on A-B. Big grin
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:55 am

The one time I have been asked to trade seats I was in seat E on a 767. I think the guy asking had an aisle, but this was on a DL 764, and I was in the exit row without a bulkhead! (32, i think?) Any other day I would have jumped at the chance to get out of the middle, but that is one seat I just couldn't trade out of!
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:02 am

Actually now I remember, very recently I was denied my seat. A foreign-language-speaking (to me) lady had my "A" seat and somehow couldn't find her boarding pass. Despite the best efforts of the F/A to get her to move, even they couldn't. So I ended up at the back of a 767 with no window. Still, all was not bad as I got to sit next to a rather pretty and friendly Central American girl!

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:17 am

I was on a flight back to YVR and I was the only one in my row.
I had a middle seat, which I hate, because I can't get up, I can't
see the wing, and I am smushed between two people.
So I felt free to take the window, which I soon found out was a big mistake.
We were just about to leave, when this woman came on board.
She approached me and just started screaming at me for taking my seat.
I can understand why she would be a little upset, but this was
absolutely unreasonable. The flight attendant came over to calm her down,
but she had made too big of a scene, and was pulled of the flight.
I never took a seat again!
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HorizonGirl
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:50 pm

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 15):
She approached me and just started screaming at me for taking my seat.

********And just started screaming at me for taking her seat.

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:24 pm

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 14):
A foreign-language-speaking (to me) lady had my "A" seat and somehow couldn't find her boarding pass.

The FA should have chucked her off if she was unable to produce a boarding card. That threat would have materialised it quick enough, I'm sure. I'd have just stood there until she moved, sod that for a laugh.
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:29 pm

If there's a window seat next to me that's still open AFTER the boarding door has been closed, I start considering moving. If I'm not in a window seat, I'm not a happy camper.
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geoffm
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:22 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Quoting Geoffm (Reply 14):
A foreign-language-speaking (to me) lady had my "A" seat and somehow couldn't find her boarding pass.

The FA should have chucked her off if she was unable to produce a boarding card. That threat would have materialised it quick enough, I'm sure. I'd have just stood there until she moved, sod that for a laugh.

Well, normally I would have stood my ground, but several mitigating circumstances (including the flight being late, me being the only person with English as their first language, and the large man sitting next to her) meant I was not unhappy to find another seat.

Geoff M.
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:33 am

I was on my way back from India on my last leg NRT-YVR on JAL this last december. I had checked in early from the Hotel and gotten a window seat, upon boarding the aircraft however a Indian guy was sitting on in my seat, I politely showed him my boarding card and he looked up at me with a "WHAT??" expression. I tried to explain it to him that all these three window side seats were assigned to me and my both brothers while he just laughed shrugged and remained seated.

My younger brother went up to the F/A and nicely asked her to assist she came over with a smile and asked for his boarding pass which showed his assigned seat somewhere 10-12 rows behind us she pointed at the seat number and told him to go take his own seat (politely ofcourse) the guy got up and as the F/A left he went to the row in front of us and as he tried to take the window seat there I told him THAT was my mom's seat along with my dad's and my sister's, he was not happy i could tell as he moved to the next row and sat in the window seat. Eventually another pax cam - another indian gentleman - who was assigned that particular window seat, this guy was not nice and pretty much went off on him...

The F/A came back and was surprised that the guy was still causing problems and told him that he can either take his own seat or deplane. I didn't see the guy afterwards until after our arrival in YVR.


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In Novermber of 2002 I was on NRT-DEL JAL (They flew the MD11's on this leg back then) I had the window seat as usual. A 12-13 yr old kid was sitting in the middle and I overheard him asking his dad if he could sit in the window seat, I switched with him and made his day...it was fun... both him and his dad had a lot of questions about planes, jet engines etc etc... the time went by very fast...
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jm017
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:29 pm

I have never asked. i hate being asked myself, because I always choose the window seat when flying. I have been asked a couple times. Both times I gave up the seat. I wasnt thrilled, but in both cases it was a couple traveling together and wanted to sit together.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 18):
If I'm not in a window seat, I'm not a happy camper.

Oh good. I thought it was just me.

[Edited 2005-06-11 06:29:51]
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Newark777
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:33 pm

Never, but I have offered to swap twice - once for an IAH-DEN flight which was severely overbooked and people were finding anywhere they could to sit, and I made way so a mother could sit with her young son; the other time was a pair of nervous fliers from STN-AMS on easyJet (unassigned seating) again so they could sit together.

This is different than just a window request. If I see a family trying to get together, I will happily offer to move, even if the family hasn't asked me, because I know firsthand what it is like to have your family split up, especially with little kids.

As for grown adults who just want a window, they get a quick "No," and I go back to looking out my prized window.  cloudnine 

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JOYA380B747
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:28 am

Basically, Im unlucky mostly to get a seat next to the Wings every time I ask for at Window seat, while travelling Economy.
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:04 pm

Quoting JoyA380B747 (Reply 23):
Basically, Im unlucky mostly to get a seat next to the Wings every time I ask for at Window seat, while travelling Economy.

In that case I am extremely lucky Joy as I have always got a window seat which has enabled me to take some snaps. And if someone would ask me for my window seat- Sorry mate.

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:51 am

Quoting Jm017 (Reply 21):
but in both cases it was a couple traveling together and wanted to sit together.

The only time I have asked someone to move was in this case. The fiance was a couple rows behind me. The guy who moved was very nice, and I even offered to buy him a drink, which he politely turned down. A rather swell gentleman.

On the other hand, I've never been asked to move from any seat I've been sitting in. Just lucky I guess...

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PA101
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:47 am

No - as I - like most of you - wouldn't want to swap either.

But it's funny, how obnoxious some people get.
Once I was flying with a friend on an AF 744 from MIA to CDG, and luckily we got the three seats on the window just for us. Then, before Departure a Spanish-speaking guy approached us, pointed to the window, and talked to me in Spanish, as if he wanted it. I replied in English, showed him my boarding pass, but he still kept talking to me in Spanish. Well, I replied in German, but he went on for another 5 minutes, and then took the center seat between my friend and me. It wasn't till well after departure that he went back to his own mates somewhere else.

Sorry guys, but speaking to me in a language I don't speak, won't help you either... Smile It's my seat for that flight, and that's what you can make advance seat reservations for!
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:13 am

PA101:

I can only imagine someone speaking Spanish and someone speaking German yelling at each other. The only thing to top that would be if the FA came over and started yelling in French. Big grin

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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:28 am

Quote:
can only imagine someone speaking Spanish and someone speaking German yelling at each other. The only thing to top that would be if the FA came over and started yelling in French.

Yeah! At least we weren't yelling at each other, but if someone continues to talk to me in a language I don't understand, even after I made it clear that I don't understand, I might as well tell him in German to f*** off... Wink
 
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RE: Sir/Ma'm, May I Have Your Seat Please?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:06 am

Never ask someone for their seat unless I am in the middle. That is one seat that I can not stand. The many times I have sat in the middle I have indeed switched seats and asked to switch.

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