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Man books first class plane tickets for himself and his friend - and leaves wife sitting in economy

Emily Brown

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Man books first class plane tickets for himself and his friend - and leaves wife sitting in economy

Featured Image Credit: olga Yastremska / Yuri Arcurs / Alamy Stock Photo

A woman was left wondering whether she was the one in the wrong when she slammed her husband for booking her an economy plane ticket while he lived the high life in first class.

You might not always get to sit next to your partner on a plane, but most of the time, you at least expect to spend the journey in the same area, without a curtain separating you from one another.

That's probably why this particular woman was so stunned when she discovered she'd be sitting in economy while her husband enjoyed bigger seats, better drinks and more legroom up front.

The woman expected to be sitting in the same section as her husband. Credit: Pixabay
The woman expected to be sitting in the same section as her husband. Credit: Pixabay
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She shared her frustrations in a post on Reddit, explaining that she and her husband hadn't been away together for 'years', but that he regularly went away to go to sporting events with a friend.

"This year, my husband told me I could go with him and his friend since they were visiting a new destination," she explained. "He paid for my ticket and everything else since I'm a [stay at home mum] and have no job. The kids were left with my mom."

The wife was no doubt excited to finally be joining her husband for a trip, but she admitted that she 'couldn't hold [her] tongue' when she found out that he and the friend would be in first class while she was in economy.

The wife was stunned her husband was in first class. Credit: Pixabay
The wife was stunned her husband was in first class. Credit: Pixabay
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"I confronted him about it and he at first refused to discuss," the woman wrote. "Then when the argument got heated he yelled 'I PAID FOR YOUR TICKET FFS!!! ISN'T THAT ENOUGH???'"

The husband is said to have accused his wife of acting like 'royalty', and allegedly told her that economy should be 'fine' for her because she 'technically' [doesn't] work anyway'.

The woman was left in tears, and decided to back out of the trip altogether.

"He changed his tone and started begging me to just go with what he planned but I declined," she said.

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The mum received criticism from her husband's friend over the ordeal, while her husband allegedly 'said [she kept] crying about being excluded and this is what happens when he finally decides to include [her]'.

"[Am I the a**hole] for not settling for economy?," the mum asked Reddit, adding: "By the way he's perfectly capable of financing the trip."

The woman decided to not go altogether over the seating arrangement. Credit: Pixabay
The woman decided to not go altogether over the seating arrangement. Credit: Pixabay

Readers were quick to assure the mum she was definitely not the a**hole, with one going as far as to encourage the woman to 'divorce him'.

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"The level of disrespect is astounding," they wrote.

Another added: "[Not the a**hole]. Your husband's attitude is out of line. I absolutely hate it when sole providers act like this, treating their partners like lesser beings who should be grateful for every penny spent on them.

"As a sole provider myself, it enrages me. It costs me absolutely nothing to treat my partner like an equal."

Here's hoping the husband thinks twice next time it comes to booking a trip - if his wife doesn't follow the advice to 'divorce him' first, that is.

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Reddit, Travel

Emily Brown
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