A man has shared how his mother-in-law accused him of letting her ‘rot in economy’ on a recent flight.
Sharing her story on Reddit, the man explained that he went on a holiday with his wife and her in-laws. To make his journey more comfortable, he paid for a business class upgrade.
“The trip would be seven hours so I told my girlfriend and in laws that I paid for an upgrade to business class, they were cool with it,” he wrote.
“But in reality I had something else cooking, Diana has never flown first class and as a special surprise for her I upgraded our seats to first class and would tell her at the airport,” the man continued.
When the first-class passengers were called, he looked at his wife and told her ‘let’s go.’ But she said that their cabin was not called yet.
“I told her to look closer at her boarding pass, she looks and is stunned. Father-in-law just laughs and shakes his head, mother-in-law is stunned but doesn’t look happy,” he went on.
The man said that they had a ball in first class and his wife loved it. But when they got off the plane, the mother-in-law was fuming.
“She said how could you leave father-in-law and her to rot in coach while we live it up in first. To be fair, he didn’t really care, he said he slept the whole way. He then told mother-in-law that he’d have left us too if he had the money,” he went on.
“Mother-in-law said we should all go first together or not at all, that it isn’t really fair or a good look to have two parties be in different classes like that,” the man added.
Reddit users were quick to reassure the man that he had done nothing wrong, with one person saying: “Mother-in-law is just jealous. She could have paid to be in first class but she thinks that she is entitled to have you pay for it.”
Another said: “Mother-in-law sounds a bit entitled. She was sitting with her husband, she was not left to rot. If SHE wanted first class she could have sprung for her own ticket. I’ve been on a flight where my parents were upgraded to first class and us teen kids were left in the cheap seats.. We didn’t whine about it.”
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