The plane passenger reveals he was called an “a*****e” by a mother after refusing to move to allow her and her family to sit together because he asked for a priority seat had paid – so who do you think was in that? not correct?
- The passenger was praised for refusing to swap seats for a family on a long flight
- Singleton from USA traveled home from Greece on a 10 hour journey
- Said the mum went on to “make a scene” and called him an “a*****” for refusing
- On Reddit on Saturday, the user shared his story and many agreed
- The post received over 9,600 upvotes and thousands of supporting comments
- Jaci Stephen of DailyMail.com wrote about it first LAST MONTH
A lone passenger who refused to swap seats with a family so they could sit together during a 10-hour flight Greece has won praise online.
Accept Reddit The user named u/Unlikely-Strategy596, believed to be from the US, explained that he paid to be close to the front of the plane to be one of the first to disembark.
He said he was approached by a family of four who asked him if he could swap with them so both parents could sit with their children, but declined when he learned the seats were 20 rows back.
The traveler went on to say the mother “made a scene” but told her: “Maybe you should have booked in advance or spent more money on tickets so you could all be seated together. That’s not my problem!’
Many on the forum praised the single for his behavior, writing: “You paid for your seat and you have the right to sit there!”
A lone passenger who refused to swap seats with a family so they could sit together during a 10-hour flight from Greece has been praised online (stock image)
At the beginning of his post, he wrote, “AITA (Am I the asshole) for not giving up my plane seat so a family can be all together?”
In the post, which received over 9,600 upvotes and thousands of comments, the passenger explained that he paid more money to be closer to the front of the plane.
He said: “So today I traveled home from Greece. The flight was about 10 hours and it is extremely busy at this time of the year.
“I specifically booked my ticket to be closer to the front of the plane so I can be closer to the gate when it’s time to disembark.
In the post, which received over 9,600 upvotes and thousands of comments, the passenger explained that he paid more money to be closer to the front of the plane
“Personally, I hate travel, so I spent a little more money to be closer.
He added: “As I got on the plane, a family of four approached me and asked if I could change seats.
“I would normally be fine with that, but changing places would mean moving down 20 rows, which would be an inconvenience for me and I wouldn’t get my money’s worth.”
The family didn’t take well to the passenger’s refusal to move, and according to the poster, “the woman said I was an asshole and should just give up my seat so she could sit with her husband and kids.”
He replied with, “Respectfully ma’am, your travel matters are not my concern. I keep the place I paid for.”
Commenters rushed to respond and overwhelmingly sided with the poster, suggesting the family should have been better organized
He continued, “She ended up making a scene and basically saying, ‘Wow, look at this asshole who can’t even shift the seats for a family to all sit together.'”
“I said, ‘Maybe you should have booked in advance or spent more money on tickets so you can all sit together. That’s not my problem. Grow up and get over it. “
“I sat down, her husband apologized to me for her behavior and said, ‘She hates traveling but giving her the space would have made things easier in the end.’
‘So, AITA for not giving up my seat?’
Commentators rushed to respond and overwhelmingly sided with the poster.
With a person saying, “NTA. If it was really about sitting together, why didn’t they ask the people 20 rows back if they wanted the better seats up front? They would still all be together.’
Meanwhile, another person wrote: “She just wanted a better place than the one she booked for free. She needs to learn to plan ahead instead of expecting strangers to accommodate her.”
One commented: “This family should have spoken to one of the flight attendants first.
“The airline should keep a record of who is in which seat.”