She Got Upgraded to First Class, But One Hour Into the Flight, She Was Asked to Swap Seats With a 10-Year-Old Boy

A woman recently asked if she’d been wrong to refuse to give up her first-class airplane seat for the sake of a 10-year-old boy. Here’s his story.

It was on her bucket list

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“I’d been planning a trip to San Francisco for around a year,” the 23-year-old began. “I’d booked my tickets way in advance.”

She got a free upgrade

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“A month or so before the trip, the airline called, saying they’d like to upgrade me to first class due to my points and my being a member. I’d never flown first class before, so to say I was excited was an understatement.”

She was living her best life

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The woman explained that when she’d arrived at the airport, she’d taken full advantage of the first-class lounge.

It didn’t last long

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The woman had also received a warm welcome on her 13-hour flight. She was loving life. But after only an hour in the air, a stewardess approached her with a surprising request.

The kid was alone

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The stewardess asked the woman if she’d be willing to swap seats with a 10-year-old boy in economy so that he could come and sit in first class with his parents.

The parents hadn’t checked

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The stewardess explained that, like the woman, the child’s parents had been upgraded, but they hadn’t realized that their son hadn’t. The woman was the only other free upgrade, so it made sense to ask her to swap.

Nothing could sway her

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The woman was offered a free upgrade on her next flight and even a full refund for her flight, but this was her first time in first class. She felt she’d earned it because of how much she flew, and she didn’t want to move.

There was no trouble

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The woman politely refused to move, and the stewardess, who was very courteous and professional about the whole situation, accepted her answer.

A stranger gave their two cents

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Although the child’s parents didn’t say anything to her, an elderly woman next to her shamed her. She said it was wrong that a 10-year-old boy should have to sit on his own for so long. She said it would be scary for him.

The kid was fine

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In response, the woman pointed out that the kid in question had regularly walked up the plane to go see his parents, so he’d hardly been abandoned.

She asked the internet

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Unsure if she’d acted selfishly, the woman asked the online community for their thoughts.

The internet responded

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Everyone backed the woman and pointed out that she wasn’t the only one who could have moved. “I’m sure two people in economy would’ve been glad to swap with the parents!” said one.

“You stayed and did the right thing. The old lady who shamed you could have moved if she cared so much,” reckoned another.

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