Plane passenger, 45, is applauded for REFUSING to switch to a middle seat so a wife could sit next to her husband (and even her SPOUSE was on his side)
- An unknown passenger, 45, took to Reddit to share his experience traveling
- He revealed that a husband and wife asked him to sit in the middle of them
- When he declined, they became angry
A passenger has been fiercely defended after he refused to switch seats with a married couple because the wife didn’t want to sit in the middle seat.
The anonymous man, 45, took to Reddit to share his experience traveling while sitting in a window seat and next to a husband and wife. He admitted that he declined to swap sweats with the woman whom was sitting in the middle seat.
His confession reignited a heated conversation surrounding travel etiquette after a frequent flyer slammed an ‘entitled’ plane passenger who demanded she switch to his middle seat on an 11-hour flight so he could sit next to his wife.
The frequent flyer questioned if he was in the wrong in a thread titled, ‘Am I the A**hole,’ for refusing to swap with the woman.
A passenger has been fiercely defended after he refused to switch seats with a married couple because the wife didn’t want to sit in the middle seat
The anonymous man, 45, took to Reddit to share his experience traveling while sitting in a window seat and next to a husband and wife (stock image)
He wrote: ‘I (m45) was seated at the window seat in the plane. A couple boarded and the wife sat down in the middle seat with the husband at the aisle.
After settling in, the wife leans over towards me with a sweet smile and says, “Would you be a darling and switch seats with me? I really can’t fly well in a middle seat.” So I leaned towards her and asked if that was her partner, to which she said, “Yes it’s my husband.”
‘I told her that I would never want to come between a husband and wife but I was more than happy to help accommodate by switching with him so I would sit in the aisle and the two if then could figure it out amongst themselves.’
However, this solution wasn’t good enough for the woman – who claimed that her husband wouldn’t sit in the middle seat.
She then continued to beg the 45-year-old passenger to switch sweats with her.
‘”Oh my husband would never sit in the middle or at a window… so maybe you can do a woman a favor and switch?”
‘I told her that I really apologize but I won’t do it. Moments later I hear her yelling at her husband in another language (which I am fluent in) that, “The jerk wont switch seats so you got to switch with me.”
‘He ends up switching and leans over with a smile and says that his wife switched with him because she has diarrhea and needs the aisle in case she must run,’ he explained.
People flooded the comments section and slammed the woman for begging another passenger to switch seats while praising the 45-year-old for putting his foot down
People flooded the comments section and slammed the woman for begging another passenger to switch seats while praising the 45-year-old for putting his foot down.
One person said: ‘Not the a**hole. Jerks do this on purpose thinking they can strong arm you. Sit where you paid and don’t trade unless it’s better for you and you want to.
‘I’d have answered that old man back in his language, “Your wife is a bully, enjoy her diarrhea.”‘
READ MORE: DailyMail.com Columnist Jaci Stephen’s reveals why she ALWAYS refuses to switch plane seats
Someone else commented: ‘Hah. My spouse and I often sit opposite each other or in front/behind each other because we both prefer aisles. Never a problem to sit apart for a few hours. Not the a**hole by the way.’
‘Not the a**hole. I hope she made it to the bathroom in time,’ someone else wrote.
One user said: ‘Not the a**hole – you’re under no obligation to switch seats on a plane. You bought the ticket that you presumably wanted, and they could have done the same.’
‘Not the a**hole. Very awkward request to ask you to sit between them. No thank you,’ someone else wrote.
In the past, a frequent flyer has revealed she refused to switch her window seat with an ‘entitled’ passenger who wanted to sit next to his wife.
The unnamed woman took to Reddit to share how she declined to move to a middle seat during an 11-hour flight from New York to Cairo, Egypt, so the man sitting next to her could sit beside his wife.
The anonymous woman shared her story on the social media platform as a way to rant about the man under a thread titled, ‘EntitledPeople,’ prompting others on the web to slam the man for asking someone else to switch to a lower-quality seat so he could be happy.
The denial comes months after one man sparked furious debate when he refused to give up his first-class seat for his boss, despite using his own credit card points to do so.
In the past, DailyMail.com’s Jaci Stephen even offered up her view, and confessed that she ‘absolutely refuses’ to swap seats, no matter how angry the passenger requesting to switch may get.
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