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Last week, I wrote about a passenger who rightfully declined to give up her window seat so that a mother and her children could sit together. Now, another traveler shared on TikTok her recent experience and her refusal to give up her business class seat so that a family could sit together.
That’s a no from me dawg 🤣 would you have given up your seat? Also they ended up finding a solution so no, i am not a terrible human being. Also the child was like 13.
Dr. Sabra (@lifewithdrsabra) is a Seattle-based dermatologist. She was recently flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and was seated in 1A on a Boeing 787-9. She refers to it as First Class, but it’s actually Business Class.
The family requested that she move to row 8 so that their 13-year-old child could sit near them. Seat 1A is a single seat, so the teen would not have been next to a parent anyway.
The clip of Brian and Stewie flying to Paris and asked to switch seats was pointed out by several commenters and came to mind for me as well.
Maybe the child would have been closer, but they would not have been sitting together and I would have also denied the request. Row one on many planes has larger footwells in Business Class. I always prefer the bulkhead and even more when I know I’ll have room for my feet.
Anthony’s Take: I find it’s simple to choose seats while booking. If the plane is full and your desired seat is not available, then either choose another or book another flight. Other passengers should not be made to feel guilty or have a worse experience so that they can be accommodating.
(H/T: View from the Wing.)
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