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Man refused to swap seats on 11-hour flight so mom could have extra room for baby
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Man refused to swap seats on 11-hour flight so mom could have extra room for baby

The man refused to swap so the mother could have more space, but he had good reason

A man has been praised after refusing to give up his seat for a mother and child on an 11-hour flight.

While travelling on the long-haul flight from John F Kennedy airport in New York to Israel, the man ‘barely had a chance to sit down’ before he was approached by a mother asking if she could sit in his pre-paid seat.

The mother was hoping to sit in the man’s assigned seat after seeing there was space for a baby bassinet so her young child could get some sleep while on the gruelling flight.

However, the man has been praised online after admitting that he didn’t move from his seat and used the extra room himself, after the mom made a big mistake with how she asked him.

He refused to move.

Taking to Reddit, the anonymous man wrote: "Before I can get my bag overhead a woman comes up to let me know I took the seat that allows a bassinet and asked if I could please trade with her.

"At first, I was like give me a few minutes to see what’s going on and think - but instead of giving me a few minutes she aggressively let me know how unfair it was to her and her baby that I had this seat and how they both would be unable to sleep during the flight.”

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He continued: "I asked her where she was and it was several rows back and not a window seat then I was just like No thank you I paid extra for this specific seat.

"She was super upset with me….really thankful for the stranger next to me who said, 'It’s your seat, you paid for it, it’s ok.'. I feel bad because the bassinet can only work for specific seats but also it’s 11 hours and I’ve already flown six hours."

While the he admitted to ‘feeling bad’, many of other Redditors agreed with his actions, as one responded: “I’m convinced there are people that do this on every flight they take. Book a basic economy ticket (little to no seat choice) then go try making a story to someone up in C+ about why you should be sitting there (I want to sit closer to my husband, I want to sit near a bathroom, etc etc). I’ve seen it multiple times and had someone do it to me."

Another added: "If that seat meant that much to her, she should have booked a different flight with that seat available instead of assuming that she could swindle a passenger."

What do you think?

Topics: Travel, News, Reddit