A passenger on a 10-hour flight refused to give up his seat in order to accommodate a family. I am completely on the side of the passenger.

Passenger Praised (And I Praise Him Too) For Refusing To Change His Seat For Rude Family

The man was traveling from Athens to either Newark or New York on either Delta or United. He made a post about his experience on the site.

“I traveled home today from Greece. The flight was roughly ten hours and around this time of year, it’s extremely hectic. I booked my ticket specifically to be closer to the front of the plane so I can be closer to the gate when it’s time to get out. I personally hate travelings so I spent a bit more money to be closer.”

The man was approached by a group of people and asked if he would be willing to leave.

“Normally I’d be ok with that but switching spots would mean moving back 20 rows down which leaves me at an inconvenience and I would not get my money’s worth. I rejected and said that I would like to keep my seat.”

The woman was upset by that. What did happen?

“She ended up making a scene and basically said ‘wow look at this *sshole who can’t even move seats so a family could sit all together.'”

The man said something.

“Maybe you should have booked ahead of time, or spent more money on tickets so you all could sit together. This is not my issue. Grow up and get over it. I am not moving seats. End of story!”

The husband apologized to the man, but said that giving the woman the seat would make things simpler.

When you give a spoiled brat what they want, it will make them happy for a short time. It shows that you don't like them.

There is a question for the selfish family to ponder.

They should have asked the people 20 rows back if they wanted the better seats upfront.

Everyone wins if that's how it's done.

The audacity of families to request seat swaps onboard is not a problem, it is the audacity coupled with the offer to move to inferior seats that is the problem. What a selfish person.


As the father of two kids who travel with his family, I am perfectly happy to swap places with them. Don't thank you when you made a demand and then made fun of me. I want you to get out of my face.