Woman Defended for Refusing to Relinquish Seat on Flight, Defying Dad’s Request to Sit with Family

In a Reddit post on the ‘Am I the A**hole’ thread, a woman shared her account of a stressful flight experience, shedding light on why she declined to switch seats with a family.

Upon closer look, she saw a man in his 40s sitting next to his wife and daughter. “I asked him nicely to move because he was in the seat I booked and paid extra for (I like sitting in aisle seats),” she said.

Surprisingly, the guy just said ‘no’ and told her to take his seat, which was in the middle. “I said I don’t like middle seats, and he got angry, saying the airline messed up his seating,” she explained.

Finally, a flight attendant came and made the dad go back to his assigned seat.

Questioning who was at fault in the aftermath of the incident, the woman explained, “Here’s why I feel like the a**hole: It was a very short flight (less than two hours) and his daughter looked really sad that her dad wouldn’t be sitting near even though she had her mother sitting there with her.”

She asked, “They were also giving me dirty looks throughout the whole flight. So, am I the a**hole?”

In a later comment, she added, “I think I might be the a**hole because the flight was really short and I could have moved so he could sit next to his wife and daughter.”

Many people in the comments seemed to support the woman, with one person noting, “You booked a specific seat for a reason.  They could have booked other seats. It was a short flight, so even if the little girl was sad, it’s not like she was without her dad for a long period of time.”

“This is also just part of life, she had her mother there, she was fine. Don’t let them get to you. You did nothing wrong.”

 “It was your seat. He knew when he checked in that they won’t be all seated to each other so he should have spoken to them before boarding to try and change all three seats to be next to each other,” a second said. “Plus, as you said, it’s not a long flight and less than two hours so nothing dramatic or urgent that they can’t survive if not seated to him, plus his rude entitled demanding tone guaranteed that no one in your place would agree.”

“You reserved that seat,” said another. “If the three of them wanted to sit together, then it was their responsibility to reserve seats together. People can ask if others are willing to switch seats, but the person originally assigned that seat has every right to tell them no.”

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Source: Reddit

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