I hate flying so I completely sympathize with Colin. Have you never found yourself needing a helping hand, even if it is not with air travel? In fact, all of these comments do. How terrible would it have been for one person to switch seats with you for a 90 minute flight? No one would allow me to move ahead of them in line because I had a child that was bored and tired and on the verge of losing it because waiting in one place for that long is hard for a preschooler. Because I was being shouted at by the flight attendant, I put my son in the front middle seat and went to take my seat behind him.
Both of them asked to switch to any other available seat.
Moral of the Story: Don’t Be a Dick on an Airplane (or Ever)
As long as my son could sit with me. How would they feel if the situation were reversed? Being nice to other people actually feels really good! I purchased all the tickets at the same time and even attempted to hop on the internet to look for other seating options, but there were none. He has flown on a few occasions and for the most part is pretty good on the plane. That was interesting, but doable.