Man calls mum ‘fat c***’ and says children aren’t allowed to sit in first class

A parent has opened up and slammed a “stranger” she met on a flight who glared and made comments about her child.

The mum had decided to “splurge” on her latest holiday and booked first class plane tickets for the whole family – including her three-year-old daughter.

She had done so as a treat after her husband got a pay rise.

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The woman claimed on Reddit that her toddler was a “good flyer” in general.

She added: "She's good at staying in her seat and tells us when she needs to go to the toilet, [or when she wants] food and toys.

“She stayed seated and quietly played throughout the flight, only getting up when she had to go to the toilet.”

The mum claimed that her baby made no excessive noise and caused no issues, reports the Mirror.

However, another passenger claimed the toddler was ruining his experience in first class.

"We boarded early since my husband is disabled and when another first class passenger saw us he started glaring," she added on Reddit.

"Shortly after he sat down a flight attendant came up and asked to see our boarding passes to make sure we were seated correctly.

“We showed her our boarding passes and she was like 'Cool, y'all are good'.

"A few minutes later a second flight attendant came up and asked again to see our boarding passes.

“We showed them and again she was like 'Cool y'all are good'."

After take-off, the little girl fell asleep while colouring and the woman’s husband also took a nap.

She added: "I was listening to music when I got a tap on my shoulder.

"It was the guy that glared at us as he boarded and before I could even get a word out he told me that children weren't allowed in first class and that we needed to move to our 'real' seats.

"I realised he was probably the person that complained before take off that we were in the wrong seats and decided before I got upset I wanted the flight attendants to deal with this.

"I told him that I did not feel comfortable talking with him and that I was calling a flight attendant to come handle this.

"He got flustered but ultimately stood awkwardly next to me in the aisle until a flight attendant came to clear things up."

The cabin crew member told the man the family were in the correct seats and asked him not to bother them.

However, on his way back to sit down he muttered a rude word to the mother.n

"He whispered to me that I was a 'fat ****' and that he pays too much money for first class to be surrounded by children," she added.

"My kid was the only kid in first class and she didn't misbehave or even cry so at first I felt like I was in the right.

"But after talking to family, many of them told me that we should book economy next time because people pay extra to relax in first class."

In the comments, people generally stood up for the woman and said children had a right to be in the first class area.

One user said: "Even if your child did cry, it wouldn't have mattered because you paid and are entitled to the seats you paid for.

"There is no age limit or policy that children cant be in first class.

"If they don't want to be around children/other people that bad – they should fly private."

Another user added: "Whether or not the kid is a good traveller is irrelevant. She paid for those seats.

"While I would not rule out such a policy in some international airlines, I would be shocked and horrified if such a policy existed in the US.

"In fact, in the US, the real concerning problem at the moment is that there is nothing to prevent the airlines from assigning young children to seats away from the adult(s) in their party.

"Airlines should not be allowed to seat children away from the parent or guardian they're traveling with."

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A third user said: "People have to fly, they need to get to where they need to go and no matter their reason it's just as legitimate as yours.

"I have my seat, you have yours, we all need to find a way to share the space for a few hours.

"Kids will get upset. Deal with it. If you're stupid enough to get on a plane without ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones and something to listen to, then that's on you.

"It's not the kid's fault you didn't prepare for being in a public space for a few hours.

"I don't have kids, and I don't want them, but kids are humans and have as much right to be on a flight – and in first class if that's what's been paid for.

"It seems like the only person causing a problem on that flight was that passenger."

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