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On our last flight as a family to Tampa, we were not able to get 3 seats together in Economy Comfort. We tend to get a ticket for BabyWeeklyFlyer even though we could do infant in arms because we have found that the extra space is crucial to making the flight enjoyable, even if we do play musical seats 100 times during the flight! One of the other benefits is that we don’t have to subject a stranger to our toddler and vice versa.
Switching Seats On A Plane
Well, on this particular flight we couldn’t get the 3 seats together and hoped that some one would switch with us so that we could all 3 sit together. We of course picked a comparable seat in the row next to us to up our chances but, still knew we were at the mercy of the passenger who had the seat we needed.
Now of course I’ve been subjected to the not so nice passenger before who absolutely refuses to switch seats even though the seat that you are offering them is exactly the same, one row up. So, I still get a little nervous when this scenario happens that we will be faced with a refusal. But, luckily this time was a success! The gentleman (and I use this word on purpose! definition: A man who treats people in a proper and polite way) who we asked was overly gracious and didn’t seem to mind at all! We really appreciated it!
This post is a shout out to one of the best types of passengers that you can encounter on a flight – the one who will switch seats with you to keep your family flying together!
I offered to buy this guy a drink on our flight to say thanks. Have you ever been faced with this type of situation? Post to let us know what you did and how it worked out.
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