- The traveler said the incident occurred during a flight from Toronto to Vancouver.
- The woman in question received a ‘cheeky upgrade to business class’
- Her husband didn’t, but she believed someone in the business would trade with him.
An airline passenger has recounted his outrage after a woman asked him to give up her business class seat for one in economy class so her husband could sit next to her.
Detailing the story in redditIn the thread titled People, the stunned traveler said the incident occurred during a five-hour flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Toronto to Vancouver.
The woman in question received a ‘cheeky upgrade’ to a lie-flat business class ‘pod’, but her husband did not, so she asked the passenger next to her to change.
At first, the man revealed in the post that he was willing to comply, but when he realized that her husband’s seat was a “MIDDLE seat in the back of the bus,” he was shocked and thought it was part of a ” YouTube montage”. some kind of video.
Realizing that the woman was serious, he encouraged her to “downgrade” her ticket and sit in her original economy seat next to her husband, and they would take 18B and 18C.
An airline passenger told of his astonishment after a woman asked him to give up her business class seat for one in economy class, so that her husband could sit next to her (file image)
His suggestion infuriated the woman, who replied: ‘But we both want to sit together up here!’
However, the man refused to back down and replied, “I’m sure you do.” But I think you have two options… sit apart or sit together back there.
“I’m sure anyone in 18C would love to sit here. Remove your old seat and you can both sit together.
Continuing the story from there, he wrote: “They both angrily went back to the back, and I half expected a new confused stranger to show up, the lucky recipient of an instant upgrade… but no, she came.” back.
‘According to her, 18A loved the window bulkhead and didn’t want to move. 18C had family in 18DEF and she didn’t want to move either.
‘Someone told me later that perhaps the flight attendants got involved and simply told him to go to his assigned seat; exchanging seats is not allowed.
‘Anyway, she turned up all angry and made a big show and a lot of noise sitting down.
‘I couldn’t have cared less. Thirty minutes after takeoff, I was reclined and fast asleep for the entire flight.
Detailing the story on Reddit, the stunned traveler said the incident occurred during a five-hour flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Toronto to Vancouver.
“And I’m still baffled that anyone would think this makes any sense.”
Other Redditors were also taken aback by the story and the woman’s brazen request.
One commenter wrote: ‘Some people are so entitled. It appears to be becoming more common and their numbers are increasing.’
Another user suggested that airlines should be careful not to upgrade just one group of each pair.
They said of the situation: ‘[Did the couple] Do you really expect people to give up what they paid the most for?
‘Airlines should also take some responsibility in this regard.
“Before promoting someone, they should ask if they are traveling with someone.”
A reader also shared a similar story and wrote: ‘The same thing happened to me once. [A woman] She asked me if I would switch with her to sit next to her husband first.
‘Assuming he meant another first class seat, I asked him where and he said 22E.
“I laughed out loud and she was offended. I told her that her husband should offer her F seat to whoever was next to her in row 22, and then they could sit together.’
‘”But I want to sit in First Class!” she said.’
The Redditor said he simply responded, “Yeah, me too. But I actually have a ticket for it, unlike you.”