O/Y - Flying Follies with Spoiled Kids
I recently had a situation happen on BOTH legs of my round-trip flights, so thought I would seek input from those more "mature" folks here on the adult skids forum!
By way of background, I purchased a round-trip flight (3-hour non-stop) and specifically paid extra for a selected window seat. I had plans to take some photos out the windows.
The airplane configuration was three seats on each side of a center aisle.
Flight 1: I proceed to my row and as I approach it I can see a woman on the aisle seat, with two small kids in the seats next to her. I look up and double-check my row/seat number to make sure I am at the right place and BEFORE I CAN EVEN OPEN MY MOUTH to ask her if she is in the right row, she nastily says to me, "If these are one of your seats, then you'll have to sit elsewhere."
The flight attendant comes up and I question/say it appears my seat is occupied? He says, "Yes, we try to keep mothers and kids together. But you can sit over here," and he points farther back in the plane to a middle seat. I was good natured about it but told him that wasn't going to work since I paid extra money for a window seat. Luckily, the flight wasn't too booked and he was able to get me another window seat.
Flight 2: I am sitting in my window seat and a family of six comes down the aisle. It is a mom, dad and four kids who range in age from about 8 to 14 or so. None of the kids appeared to have special needs of any kind. Three of the kids filled the row across the aisle and mom and one other kid sat next to me. Dad was behind us.
However, when the boy next to me (about 10) saw he would have to sit in the middle he began to pout that he wanted to sit by a window like the other sibling. You guessed it, the next thing I know the father approaches me and asks if I would mind giving my seat to his son. I told him, sorry but I paid for this window seat.
Kid keeps pouting and I hear lots of conversation behind and around me, but I ignore it. After about five minutes, the father comes to me once again and said he's managed to move THREE other people around so he can get me a window seat farther back. He was very polite about it, but he was loud enough in his plea to "please let my family sit together" that I felt obligated to move all my stuff and change seats. Again, I did so in a humorous way but I gotta tell you ...
What they hell gives with these ENTITLED kids and parents? I've been flying since I was six years old, and NEVER would my parents have ever inconvenienced anyone just because I was pouting over where my seat was.
Has anyone else had similar situations when flying?