Passenger Refuses To Trade Seats With A Kid And Their Mom Is Furious, Wonders If They Were Really A Jerk.

Flying can be a lot of fun, and many people believe that the greatest location to sit is near the window. Read the story to know what occurred in this flight journey and how you would handle the situation.

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Months ago, I booked a JetBlue flight from San Francisco to NYC and realized I accumulated enough points over the years to purchase a first class seat for free. I had the option to pick my seat and I always chose the window.

Even when I am flying economy, I always pay the extra fee to select seats in advance for 1) to ensure I’m not kicked off if it’s overbooked later and 2) simply because I like the window seat. I am a geography nerd and enjoy looking out the window.

Anyway, the day of the flight comes and a woman and her two kids are assigned next to me in the first class cabin. The lady asked me if I could switch seats so her kid could have the window.

If this was economy, I would probably switch so the kid could have the window. Even though I would be miffed since I selected it in advance and the mother didn’t. However, I don’t get to fly first class very often and was looking forward to this flight. So, I simply said “no sorry”.

The kid threw a fit. The mother gave me a glare and pretty much tried to guilt trip me into switching but I just ignored her.

I might be an a&%^ole for refusing to give my first class window seat to a kid but at the same time, every passenger has the option to choose their seats in advance and if she wanted the window seat for her kid, she should have reserved it in advance. Plus, her kids are flying first class! Some people never get to fly first class in their lifetime!

My friend thinks I’m TA. I need some advice on if I’m wrong.

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