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Choosing 2 seats not right next to each other was your mistake. The airline sells every seat. If you want an extra for your baby, but a ticket. If you don't want you chance someone sitting between you, choose seats next to each other. This person did what was expected of her. She booked a seat and sat in it
I would have said. Sure, for $50.
I would have booked two seats together... But, why did you wait until she had started watching a movie before you asked her? Why not ask her as soon as you realized she had the seat between you and your partner?
That was your own fault. Next time you need to book seats side by side. You can't expect someone not to buy a seat in between and then shuffle around just so you can be next to your husband, you could have booked seats side by side and none of this would have happened.
She didn't do anything wrong, you really have no right to complain. Next time book seats together. Although, I find it strange that she didn't jump at the chance to move out of the middle seat, who sits there by choice? 😄
If its a packed flight every seat will be taken. She did nothing wrong. If i was chosing my sest when booking and saw the middle seat free i would assume the people in the window and isle seats didnt know each other. A tactic ive used previously and has worked several times, provided the plane isn't packed, is to book the isle and middle seat. Leaving just the window seat. But really it is what it is. If you get a free seat - bonus! If not too bad. If it was me and i probably would of moved to the isle because i would feel uncomfortable being between people who knew each other. But why did you wait until she was watching a movie instead of as soon as you realised she would be taking the middle seat?!
Samuel L Jackson.
Same thing happened to me on a long haul flight between Sydney and LA. Except I had no baby, and I was travelling alone. I had the middle seat. On either side of me were two guys travelling together who obviously did the same thing, booked two seats either side on a single thinking it would remain empty. Nope! I offered to swap with one of them so they were next to each other but they didn't want to do that. So I sat between them for 17 or whatever hours while they talked across me. It was awful!