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Husband Books First Class Plane Tickets While Wife and Kids Fly Economy

Husband Books First Class Plane Tickets While Wife and Kids Fly Economy


A woman has complained that her husband consistently books himself a first class airline seat while she sits in the back with the kids. His reasons for doing so are just wild!

Writing into the New York Times Magazine’s column the woman’s story has created a huge uproar online with many saying she should divorce him ASAP.  She explained that every time they flew she was in economy with their two kids while he sat in first class:

“He even did this recently on an overnight flight to Paris,” the woman wrote. “He justifies flying alone in first class because of the cost, and the fact that our kids (12 and 16) might feel alone if I were to travel in first with him and leave them in the rear cabin. I feel that this is unfair.”

Now she wants to know if she has a right to feel annoyed with her husband because of this. “My husband has suggested travelling alone on a different flight ahead of us so that we don’t feel badly about the disparity, but this does not really address or solve the problem of the inherent selfishness in his thinking,” she continued.“Am I wrong? We are happy to travel, and love going places together, but it is still very strange.”

People were NOT happy with his decision and promptly voiced their opinions in the comments section.

“Your husband appears to be a narcissist, who loves and cares only for himself,” wrote one man.

While another said: “If my boyfriend suggested he fly in first class and I can fly in economy, I would happily invite him to go fly first class. Then I’d have all the time in the world to move out of the house while he is gone.”

“I wouldn’t go to the grocery store with that man, much less an overnight flight to Paris. Appalling behaviour,” wrote one woman.

“To be honest, I’d divorce this guy,” said one woman.

“Honey, may I suggest a good divorce lawyer? You are married to someone who sees you as ‘The Help’,” added someone else.

“Frankly, I’m blown away that this mother sees the disparity for herself, but is perfectly comfortable experiencing privilege while treating her own children disparately.”

“Divorce papers would shortly follow if that wasn’t the compromise; it’s representative of some serious issues in the relationship,” one advised.

“My husband used to travel often for work so was bumped up to first class from time to time,” another shared. “He dealt with it by rotating between us who actually sat in that seat and who sat back with our 4 kids! Seems fair to me.”

What do you think? What would you do?

The columnist, Professor Appiah, suggested perhaps the children could sit alone in economy and encouraged the woman and her husband take turns sitting in first class.


Images: Pixabay

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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