Tyla

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Loading…

Woman praised for refusing to give up plane seat to let mum sit next to her children

Gregory Robinson

Published 
| Last updated 

It’s a question that always divides the internet and holidaymakers - should you swap seats so parents can sit next to their children on flights?

One woman was faced with this exact conundrum but after refusing to switch seats, she has been met with praise online.

Tammy Nelson, the CEO of global jewellery brand CONQUERing, explained the incident in a TikTok video.

She said she was asked by a mother if she could swap seats so she could sit with her two children.

Advert
Tammy has received praise from people online. Credit: TikTok/@myconquering
Tammy has received praise from people online. Credit: TikTok/@myconquering

The incident happened on a Delta Airlines flight from Cincinnati, Ohio to San Jose, California.

Tammy shared a lengthy in-video caption about the ordeal in her video which has now accumulated over 42,000 likes and 3,600 comments.

She asked the question: "What would you do? I got on the plane and a woman was sitting in my seat and when I mentioned it to her, she said, ‘Oh, you want to sit here? I thought we could switch because these are my kids’ (she points to the two seats next to mine). I said, ‘As long as it’s a window seat, I’m happy to switch.’ She points to the row behind us and says, ‘Mine is right there.’ (It’s the middle seat.)”

Advert

Tammy gave more details about the interaction with the mum in the comments, writing: “Having had only 90 minutes of sleep the night before and knowing I had to give a presentation to 500 people, I desperately needed some sleep, so I did not agree to switch seats.

“Before anyone comes after me… the kids looked like they were about 11 and 15 years old. And the mom was in arms-reach of both of them from the middle seat in the row behind us.

The mum wanted to sit next to her children by swapping seats (stock image). Credit: Pexels
The mum wanted to sit next to her children by swapping seats (stock image). Credit: Pexels

“The mom proceeded to complain for at least 15 minutes to the person next to her loud enough for me to hear. But the woman actually defended me - several times. It was so kind and I appreciated it so much because I was feeling really guilty.”

Advert

Tammy’s TikTok has been viewed more than 1.6 million times so far and she has received lots of support from fellow users.

One commenter wrote: “People should book seats together if they want to sit together.”

Another viewer said: “Nope. If it’s not an upgrade it’s a sacrifice.”

A third shared: “It’s your seat. It’s okay you wanted to keep it!”

Advert

Someone else criticised the mum and wrote: “That was ballsy of the mom to offer a middle seat don’t feel guilty!"

What would you do?

Topics: Travel, Parenting, TikTok

Gregory Robinson
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

Love Island’s Georgia Steel reveals she feels like 'the most hated woman in the country' amid death threats

11 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died aged 66

18 hours ago