One day, I wanted to fly back to my hometown. Things started to go wrong when my seat was changed from one on the aisle to one in the middle of a row.
“I tried to get my original seat back, but they told me the flight was completely booked,”
I was paid for the right to pre-board, went to my new seat assignment, sat down and waited for my fellow passengers. When the woman who was supposed to be sitting next to me came up, I stood up so she could sit down.
She said, ‘No, no. You sit there.’
Then she went to a flight attendant and whispered in her ear.
I found out that actually, she didn’t want to be uncomfortable for a 3-hour flight. But the other passenger declined to move from my original seat to one of those empty ones, so I was forced to continue did a “walk of shame” from Row 36 to the exit door.
And the next thing I know, I was being escorted out of the plane. I only agreed because I was embarrassed and didn’t want to make a further scene.
“You don’t know what it’s like, having to walk up the whole plane"