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03Swapping airplane seats

It's a common conundrum: someone asks you if you would mind switching seats with them so they can sit next to their travel companion. What should you do? As an etiquette rule of thumb, the person asking for the swap should always be giving up a better seat for a worse gseat. That way, you both win. If that's not possible, a flight attendant will hopefully be able to adjust a few seating arrangements, so everyone's happy.

Interior of airplane with people sitting on seats. Passengers with suitcase in aisle looking for seat during flight. izusek / Getty Images