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Woman makes little girl on plane cry after telling her to move but stands by her decision

Woman makes little girl on plane cry after telling her to move but stands by her decision

She boarded the plane to find the child sat in her seat

We can all agree that air travel can be more or less hell on earth even at the best of times.

You're crammed into a tiny cabin breathing stale recycled air and your knees shoved up by your ears due to the lack of legroom.

However, another thing that people often agree on is that if you pay for a particular seat, then you should get it to sit in it.

And that's the dilemma one woman faced while travelling by plane after she had booked a seat on a flight when returning from visiting her family and found a little girl sitting in her seat.

The passenger then took to the Reddit page 'Am I the A**hole?' to ask if she had behaved appropriately.

Air travel can be unpleasant at the best of times.
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She had a reserved window seat on the flight and had been 'looking forward' to it after having a pretty emotional day.

However, when she arrived at her seat, a father and his young daughter were sat there, with the child sitting in the seat that she'd reserved.

"I looked at the dad and pointed at the window seat saying that I think it’s my seat expecting him to move." she said.

"He looked at me and said she’s a child and pointed at the aisle seat suggesting I take it."

The woman initially did, very perplexed at the situation, but when she mentioned it to her dad, he then called her.

She said: "My dad called me and told me to get my seat because he paid for it and it wasn’t a free seat. I then told the girls father this and he asked her to move.

"She started crying and I felt terrible but my dad told me to hold my ground. The girl moved and is sitting in the middle, I’m in my seat and I’m also sitting back so she can see out the window.

"Her dad has made one or two snide remarks about me wanting my seat so I just wanted to know, AITA for insisting on sitting in my seat?"

And the response from commenters was overwhelmingly in her favour.

According to the passenger, the child was upset at having to swap seats.
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One person said: "If the father wanted their child to have a window seat, they should have selected one.

"People choose their seats of preference for all sorts of different reasons, and they shouldn’t have to deal with someone just assuming that they can sit there."

While another replied: "It's not a free seat. I travel regular and have seen enough arguments about it and majority of the time you get the seat number indicated on your ticket."

A third said: "It's your seat. If girls dad wanted a window he should have chosen one when he bought the ticket."

And a final said: "NTA. No, what is this epidemic of people assuming they can take another person's assigned seat?

"The seats can have different prices, and can be selected ahead of time. The father can keep his snide remarks to himself."

What do you think?

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Topics: News, US News, Reddit