Jump seats are for flight attendants. They’ll be seated during takeoff and landing, and at other times as instructed by the pilot. They aren’t for customers.
An American Airlines Airbus A321 passenger shared to social media that a woman decided to take the mid-cabin jump seat for their entire flight. Surprisingly – to me, at least – no one told them to move.
I’ve seen all sorts of examples of ‘passengers behaving badly’ but I’ve never seen passengers commandeer a jump seat for themselves. On the other hand if nobody says anything other than the norm that you sit in your own assigned seat I’m not sure how a first time flyer would know that this is wrong?
@AmericanAir most insane thing I’ve ever experienced on a flight. Bought an exit row seat for extra room. This random lady sits in the flight attendant seat all flight and no one told her to move! pic.twitter.com/iE0H2xI3eC
— Austin J. Mills (@austinjmills) May 16, 2022
While no passenger can complain about having space taken up by a flight attendant sitting here, it’s understandable that a passenger who paid extra for the seat – to have the extra room – has much of the space taken up by another passenger who shouldn’t be there in the first place.