Yesterday and today I am hopping between Jersey, London Gatwick and Amsterdam on Europe's most notorious Tier Point Run. I managed to get tickets for both Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins which have recently been refurbished.
What I hadn't realised before was how easy it was to convert the middle of the new style seats between Club Europe and Euro Traveller configurations. I spent around a minute fiddling around with the seat before I realised what was possible.
This trick works in Euro Traveller too as I was sat in seat 10A on one of the flights today. The only requirement is that it needs to be the new slim-style seats. If you have the big blue padded seats then you are in the old style cabin.
Who might want to do this? Well if you're sat in Club Europe by yourself, as I was today, then you can take the middle seat and have ample arm space. If you're travelling in Euro Traveller and there's only one other passenger beside you, you can both enjoy Club Europe configuration. If you're travelling as a pair…well you can decide how you want it!
The video below shows how I did it. If it doesn't appear properly, here is the link to the YouTube page.
One thing I forgot to mention in the video; the trigger to move the armrests is located between the middle and aisle seats, so between seats B and C, or D and E. If when trying to move the armrest it gets a little stuck at the plastic hinge, you can lift the plastic up slightly and the armrest will move into position.