Man Pays Extra For Airline Seat And Refuses To Swap With Elderly Couple On 12 Hour Flight

Flying is one of the most convenient ways to travel. It doesn’t matter if we are traveling for business or pleasure, getting on a plane in one city and getting off in another within a few hours or less is an amazing feeling.

Unfortunately, there are also times when we may have to deal with other people when we are flying and it doesn’t always go as well as it could. This could mean that, at times, we have to put up with some shenanigans, and that is what happened to the man in this story.

He posted the story on Reddit after people started talking about not swapping seats with other plane passengers. He had a story to tell about an elderly couple and it may just make your blood boil.

Here is the post that was originally found on Reddit:

Saw a few plane seat related posts so I thought I would add my story.

Few years ago my SO and I planned a 3 month trip around the world. Our first flight was from New Zealand-LA. 12-13 hours. We booked and paid for our flights and I added the premium economy seats as I’m 6’3 and wanted the extra leg room. Cost an extra $60

This flight was with Air New Zealand, the screen has your name on it when you get to your seat. “Welcome churtothechur” We get on the plane. Find our seats and there is this older couple sitting there (mid 70s). I ask them if they got confused with their seat numbers. They hadn’t. I show them my ticket and seat number abd point to my name on the screen. They then ask me just sit in their seats which was 10 rows back. No leg room.

Me: you want me to sit in your seats?

OP(old people): yes that would be nice thank you

Me: I paid extra for these seats and would like to sit in them. Please move to your seats

OP: oh it’s not that bad there’s plenty or leg room

Me: yeah there’s plenty of leg room in my seats because I paid for it. I’ll help move your bag if you need.

Flight attendant comes a long because the line is getting long.

OP: this man wants us to move seats!

FA: sir please go to your allocated seats

Me: here is my ticket, these people are sitting in my seats. I paid extra because I need to leg room.

FA to old people: excuse me, you will have to move to your own seats as you have not paid for these seats.

Old people: well can me please have an upgrade?

FA: sorry this is a full flight so that’s not possible.

Old people: Pikachu face

I got some stink eyes from other people on the flight. I paid for the extra leg room and I need it.