Wife dragged to Miami from first-class seat over guilt with ‘cheap’ husband

Members of a popular internet forum were outraged after a woman revealed how she manipulated her husband into giving up his first-class plane ticket in the name of chivalry.

In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITeA**hole, an anonymous Redditor (aka Original Poster or OP) said she was invited to accompany her husband to a work conference in Miami, but complained about his frugality on flights and alleged refusal to put her on the pedestal she thought she deserved.

Captioned: “[Am I the a**hole] for making my husband fly while I was flying first class?” the post has had since April 18.

“My husband’s… company recently picked him to attend a conference in Miami,” OP began. “The company told them they could bring their spouses/partners, but they would not buy plane tickets for us.”

The original poster went on to explain that she jumped at the opportunity and told her husband to fly first class and asked if she could comfortably fly in the coach to stay within a reasonable budget.

The original poster also said that she was absolutely not on board with flying in a lower class than her husband and immediately employed numerous blame tactics to ensure this did not happen.

“That really, really bothered me,” OP wrote. “I understand that a first class ticket for me would stretch our budget a bit, but what kind of man lives it up in first class with his wife in the carriage?

“I was adamant that if we really couldn’t afford a seat in first class for me… that, as a gentleman, he should give up his seat for me,” OP continued. “We had a fight, but he finally agreed to let me take his place.

“We had a good time in Miami but since then he’s been a little mad at me and says he earned his place in first grade,” OP added. “I think he’s a baby and should have put his wife’s comfort ahead of his own, especially since he chose to be cheap.”

As with housing, food, medical care and virtually every other industry, the cost of travel has skyrocketed throughout 2022.

And while skyrocketing gas prices over the summer were the most obvious indicator of this sharp rise, airfare prices have also taken a toll on bank accounts in the United States and the rest of the world.

Although airfares are currently declining, the latest data released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that airfares rose 16.9 percent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

Last month, travel website Hopper reported that the average cost of a domestic flight was $286 in August, down 25 percent from May, when airfares in the United States were at their peak.

However, first class airline tickets are far from average, and in many cases an upgrade to first class can push a three-figure price into four figures.

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Passenger sits in first class. Members of Reddit’s r/AmITeA**hole forum quickly called a woman who had pressured her husband into giving up the first-class plane ticket he received from his employer so she could use it instead.
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Throughout the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Redditors acknowledged the potential costs that come with a premium airfare and questioned why the original poster didn’t put up the extra money to get herself off the bus instead of blaming her husband give up the prize he had earned at work.

“[You’re the a**hole]’ wrote Redditor u/clave0051 in the top comment of the post, which received almost 57,000 upvotes. “What kind of woman insists that her husband give up the ticket that his company paid for on his behalf so that she can ‘live a little’?

“Why didn’t you just pay the difference to first class yourself?” They continued.

“She’s selfish, entitled, manipulative [and] greedy,” commented another Redditor, receiving nearly 20,000 upvotes. “If [you’re] financially hurt/buckled by buying a first class ticket then the reality is you can’t afford it and are trying to live beyond your means.

Redditor u/rheajenkins, whose comment received more than 21,000 upvotes, echoed this sentiment.

“You are a hypocrite and cheated him out of something he deserved and deserved for your personal pleasure only,” they wrote. “He didn’t have to take you to Florida.”

“And then called him a baby when she made a big deal out of it herself,” added Redditor u/hummingelephant, receiving more than 7,000 upvotes.

“It was his moment, his journey,” chimed in Redditor u/kjm158, receiving more than 14,000 upvotes. “He wanted to share that with you, but it seems like that in and of itself isn’t good enough for you.”

https://www.newsweek.com/wife-dragged-guilting-cheap-husband-out-first-class-seat-miami-1744720 Wife dragged to Miami from first-class seat over guilt with ‘cheap’ husband

Rick Schindler

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