“I get to my row and there is a man in my seat with his hoodie over his eyes pretending to be asleep,” says the woman in a now-viral TikTok video. What would you do?
TikTokker Chelsea (@chelseazeferina) recently shared a video where she recalls an unusual flight experience. In the video, Chelsea opines about a redeye flight from San Francisco to New York. In a savvy move on her part, she booked a window seat so she could catch some sleep on the overnight flight.
However, when Chelsea arrived at her row she found her seat occupied by another passenger. And the man was asleep – or at least pretending to be asleep. According to her video, he had pulled his hoody down over his eyes and was feigning a deep sleep.
Ever the travel pro, Chelsea wasn’t buying what he was selling and tapped the man on the shoulder and dropped a truth bomb on him. His reply was pretty lame: “Do you mind if I sit here? I was supposed to be in the middle seat but I don’t want to sit there.”
Uh…no. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
There is no one (ok, few people anyway) who are giving up a window or aisle seat for a middle seat on a 6-hour overnight redeye flight. Not. Gonna. Happen.
He moved without incident but then proceeded to pout about it the whole flight.
According to Chelsea, “He gets all huffy puffy and moves his stuff to the middle seat. He’s mad the entire flight.”
You take your property, Chelsea. He can pound sand!
How about you dear reader? Has this ever happened to you? What did you do? Drop us a comment below and share your story!