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Travelling with friends but only I got upgraded on the flight

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pennyguggenheim Fri 29-Mar-19 12:12:08

I was travelling with four other friends. On checking in, I was offered a free flight upgrade. I asked whether my friends would too, but no just me as I have status with the airline. I accepted it, leaving my four friends in the back of the plane (12hr flight).

Was I unreasonable?

My one friend said it was bit selfish, but the others said balls to it, you got it for free, enjoy yourself.

Poloshot Fri 29-Mar-19 12:13:48

No of course you weren't being unreasonable, take what comes your way.

Orangeday Fri 29-Mar-19 12:14:02

Both your friends were correct. And YANBU. You being unselfish in this instance would not have changed your friends being stuck at the back of the plane. So why not?

Lollypop701 Fri 29-Mar-19 12:14:04

I would definitely tell you to upgrade and enjoy

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 29-Mar-19 12:14:32

Enjoy it !

I have status with the airline. why is that ?

Hisnamesblaine Fri 29-Mar-19 12:14:46

Theu should be happy for you

AhNowTed Fri 29-Mar-19 12:14:55

I wouldn't.

It says to me you're more concerned with a better seat than the company of your friends.

Xyzzzzz Fri 29-Mar-19 12:16:22

I’d take the upgrade it’s a 12 hour flight!!

EleanorOalike Fri 29-Mar-19 12:16:53

I wouldn’t have been annoyed at you and would have wanted you to go and enjoy it.

People that have a problem with things like this, in my experience, tend to be the first to say yes without hesitation or thought for others when the shoe is on the other foot. It’s only a problem when they aren’t the “chosen one”.

teyem Fri 29-Mar-19 12:16:56

On a short flight, I'd have stuck it out with my friends. I'd be less inclined to be so principled if it were a long haul flight

Bluntness100 Fri 29-Mar-19 12:17:30

I have status with the airline. why is that ?

Huh? She will be a frequent flyer.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Fri 29-Mar-19 12:17:38

I'd definitely have upgraded! 12 hours is long. Did it leave your friends with an empty seat beside them?

Raspberrytruffle Fri 29-Mar-19 12:18:24

Yanbu, I bet if they got upgraded they would of took it, I'd be chuffed for you

WhiskersOnCats Fri 29-Mar-19 12:19:56

I'd go for it personally, and if my friend was one who got the upgrade - I'd tell her to go for it too!

FJOs Fri 29-Mar-19 12:20:41

Yanbu, I would think lucky you! Wouldn't be angry or think it's selfish, if you get it go enjoy it.

MarshaBradyo Fri 29-Mar-19 12:21:19

Did you leave an empty seat they could enjoy the extra room instead

teyem Fri 29-Mar-19 12:22:12

Who booked the flights? Was it you? Did you book with this airline, knowing you'd might be stretching your legs out and living the high life and they'd be going cattle class?

That's the only set up in which I'd be giving you the evil eye over this.

SoHotADragonRetired Fri 29-Mar-19 12:22:54

I'd've been proper jell, but I definitely wouldn't have expected you to decline it and ride cattle class just on principle. If it had been me upgraded though I might have offered my friends an hour or two in the comfy seat at some point though, for a fortifying nap or just a stretch.

MountPheasant Fri 29-Mar-19 12:23:37

YANBU. If I was your friend I would definitely have been quietly jealous you got an upgrade. But I would also have thought you mad for not taking it.

Dramatical Fri 29-Mar-19 12:25:10

I wouldn't have taken it. You were travelling together.

Nomorepies Fri 29-Mar-19 12:26:12

YANBU. I’d do the same in a heartbeat! grin

flowery Fri 29-Mar-19 12:26:24

It’s not selfish if it is causing no detriment to anyone else.

If it had been two of you, and upgrading would have left your friend on her own for 12 hours, that would have been a bit selfish.

As it was, not at all.

User12879923378 Fri 29-Mar-19 12:27:35

I had the reverse happen once. One of our friends had checked in online (about 15 years ago this was when it was new and exciting) which meant he didn't have to queue. He buggered off having first crowed a bit about how clever he'd been and how stupid we were and how he had his seat reserved and we'd get terrible seats next to strangers. We checked in at the desk and got upgraded to a pair of seats next to each other in Premium Economy. HELL YES WE TOOK IT. And then sent him a few texts before phones went off about how comfy our disorganised last minute seats were grin

MarshaBradyo Fri 29-Mar-19 12:27:52

Oh my at not taking it. Surely you all have a laugh, they say you’re jammy as hell then you skip off smiling at your luck

Even if it’s just two if you travelling alone is no hardship, she’d get the extra space

RedHelenB Fri 29-Mar-19 12:28:07

I'd have stayed with my friend as I regard the flight as part of the holiday but I don't think it's worth falling out over.

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