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to feel a bit shit that they're making me fly alone?

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SF25 Fri 16-Dec-16 19:57:44

My mum, dad, sister, brother, niece and I are all going to New York for Christmas (can't wait, have never been before!) I admit that they are in much better jobs than me and do have more money. They're all deciding to fly First, I admit, I'm extremely jealous. There is no way in hell could I afford to pay the extra few thousand pounds!! I have tried asking my mum if they could maybe fly with me and they say that I should have saved throughout the year (mainly my brother and sister) but I just don't have enough to save!! Especially just so I can fly first (as lovely as it looks). It means I do the whole airport faff on my own, as they go to a separate bit. It's not that I can't fly alone, but it feels a bit shit. Especially as DC are with their dad this Christmas. BTW, we were all flying economy (which is when they gave me a price and I said I'd love to come) then they upgraded.

Feel a bit crap tbh.

Katy07 Fri 16-Dec-16 19:59:35

That is a bit crappy of them. If they'd said at the start they were going first then fair enough but to start economy and then change....

Gooseygoosey12345 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:00:34

Yeah that's a bit shitty of them but I don't really see a solution sad unless you could borrow the money but it seems a little frivolous to me

Ineededtonamechange Fri 16-Dec-16 20:01:07

Wow... That is nasty. My family would never do this... ever.

We would rather all go business/premier economy than leave one person out in the cold.

ExitPursuedBySantaSpartacus Fri 16-Dec-16 20:01:59

First is ridiculously expensive. I'd rather suffer economy and save the money.

You will cope.

Sparlklesilverglitter Fri 16-Dec-16 20:02:59

But why would they travel in economy all the way to New York when they don't need too, so I can understand them Upgrading TBH

Domino20 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:03:01

Ahhh, that is super mean of them, what a shame. I completely understand that you will feel left out. Hopefully they'll make sure you aren't sidelined when you arrive. Have you told your mum how you feel?

bakingaddict Fri 16-Dec-16 20:03:49

I'm sorry that's really bad of your parents to do that they could have stretched to upgrading you and having all the family flying out together. I don't know what to say but hope you have a lovely time

SloeGinandTonic Fri 16-Dec-16 20:04:01

If they are in 1st then they can guest you into the lounge and through priority check in etc.

Which airline are you on?

TheGruffaloMother Fri 16-Dec-16 20:04:09

That's not nice of them really. What are the chances they try to surprise you with an upgrade as a gift? Because if they don't, I hope they all feel really guilty getting the first class treatment. I know I'd feel horrible if everyone but one person had managed to upgrade to first class.

SF25 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:05:21

Well, Spar because they knew I would only be able to come if it was economy, so they all agreed economy at the start, it seems really mean to arrange it all and me pay and then decide to upgrade, knowing I just can't afford it.

EatTheCake Fri 16-Dec-16 20:05:55

Me and dh earn more than my sis and her DH so when we go on holiday together me, DH and my DC go first class and she goes economy it's never casused problems. I have even sometimes upgraded at a later date, again never caused any issues.

I can understand why your family have upgraded, why travel economy when you don't need too. It's a shame for you but that's life isn't it

bittapitta Fri 16-Dec-16 20:05:56

I agree that is not on. Couldnt one of them travel in economy with you? A bit of a sour start to the holiday.

Do they realise that you will not even be in the same part of the airport beforehand? Could you pay to be in the first class lounge with them for that bit?

SF25 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:06:03

Really Sloe? British Airways

Petalbird Fri 16-Dec-16 20:06:17

I would be worried that they may try and do other expensive stuff without you when you are there

JenniferYellowHat1980 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:06:21

If they're not including you in the journey they shouldn't have invitees you at all. What happens in NYC when they're flashing the cash on expensive meals but you can't afford to? I suppose they expect you to find yourself a McDonalds. Rude, YANBU.

bittapitta Fri 16-Dec-16 20:06:52

EatTheCake it's never caused any problems as she is too polite to say anything, I imagine hmm

TheGruffaloMother Fri 16-Dec-16 20:07:08

Do the economy decision was specifically with you in mind, then they all decided they cared more about flying first class than leaving you behind?! shock

I'd be astonished if they hadn't pulled together to upgrade you.

Pinkheart5915 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:07:56

I don't see an issue with it

bittapitta Fri 16-Dec-16 20:08:45

Could they split the cost of your upgrade between them as your Christmas present? Or is that beyond the pale to ask?

SF25 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:09:08

Pink have you done it before too then?

I don't think they have secretly upgraded me, I really don't. You can just tell by the way they said it.

Patriciathestripper1 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:09:23

That is well bad! They are really shitty. If they are that well off you would think that they could all club together and upgrade you too!

Ineededtonamechange Fri 16-Dec-16 20:11:41

Eatthecake - I get what you are saying, but that is one family vs another, rather than leaving one individual out, which is harsh.

SF25 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:11:43

They're annoyed that I haven't been 'putting money away for the holiday' but I don't think they quite get that there isn't any money to put away, if I'm going to pick paying the bills or put money away for holiday, there is an obvious answer I have to go with. To be honest, it's the fact their my family that has annoyed me with it, it isn't like I'm with a partner of child, it's only me who has been left out from it.

PumpkinPie71 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:11:49

We go on holiday with my older brother and sil each August and they travel first class, me and dh can't afford it. I don't resent my brother for travelling first class and I certainly don't think his mean. He can afford it and if the boot was on the other foot I'd do it like a fucking shot!

I don't see the problem. You will be fine

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