She attempts to take her seat on an aircraft, but she declines, and what happens next has the internet divided.

Not everybody finds flying to be a pleasurable experience.
Some make care to take precautions for their comfort before they leave on their journey. However, not everyone pays attention to the same item.

This woman traveled with knowledge of her needs and fulfilled them. Others, nevertheless, did not share that perspective.

It put her in an awkward situation, literally and figuratively. She struggled to put her comfort before what society expected of her. She had to decide whether to be giving or assertive about her personal space.

To spend Christmas with her family, she was traveling across the nation. She was aware that she had to have a comfortable flight. She always reserves an additional seat on a flight because of her stature. She always pays more to make sure she’s comfortable.

Everything went perfectly during check-in, and she breezed through security and boarding.
The terrible encounter started just when she settled into her seat.

She had a passenger seated next to her who had an 18-month-old child. When she noticed that one seat was empty, she asked the woman to quickly make room for her toddler by squeezing herself onto one seat. She declined, though, since the original occupant had paid for both seats.

A flight attendant saw that the encounter was getting attention and stopped by to find out more. The flight attendant was asked if she could accommodate the youngster after the scenario was described to her. The woman respectfully rejected and reiterated that she had paid for both seats in full.

Thankfully, the flight attendant understood and told the mother to place her child on her lap, as is customary for most youngsters of that age. However, the mother made care to give the woman unpleasant stares and passive-aggressive comments during the trip.

Subsequently, the woman questioned if she had been unjust in their exchange and ought to have granted her another seat.

She asked the community on Reddit if she had made a mistake.
A mother who has experienced a similar circumstance herself wrote,

“I have experienced both shorter trips with a toddler in my lap who could sit in his own seat and very much did not want me to carry him, and nine-hour journeys with an infant in my arms. Was it a disaster? Indeed. However, that was just my issue, and I decided to hold my child as long as he wasn’t older than 24 months and I wasn’t required to pay for his seat. Not every parent is this entitled, I promise!

“She’s wrong for not buying a seat for her son and assuming someone else would give up a seat they paid for,” said an other person. It’s likely that she took advantage of the lap issue as a loophole in the hopes that there would be extra seats available on the aircraft and avoided paying.

Another infuriated Redditor added, “I’d go so far as making a complaint to the airline about their employee supporting another passenger harassing you.”

“You should always do what you can to be as healthy as you can, but being fat isn’t a character flaw or a moral failing,” remarked an irate user. Even if you aren’t currently accomplishing your goals, you should not be ashamed of your body or yourself because we all have our own struggles in life. The mother ought to have bought an additional seat if she wanted one for her children. You shouldn’t feel sorry for her because of her inappropriate behavior, and she doesn’t deserve the seat you paid for.

On the other hand, some could also be able to understand the mother’s desire for a comfortable journey. She would have made sure to get her child a seat first if it had been essential to her.

Who, in this conversation, do you believe is in the right? Please tell us in the comments!

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