We've been married for almost 2 years now. My wife works as a flight attendant and is often doing long journeys to other countries. Her work has not slowed down during the covid quarantine as I thought it would so she is constantly working and has been tested negative several times now.
Our anniversary was last week and she was not going to be home for it so I decided to give her a surprise card and one of a few gifts, but I was going to bury it in her luggage suitcase before she was about to leave. That is when I found new looking white lace lingerie that I have never seen before, as well as a pair of heels that I do know of because I got them for her. As soon as I saw it there was ringing in my ears and it felt like the world had come to a halt. I have been trying to come up with reasonable explanations as to why she would have it, but none of them are in character for her as far as I am aware. That's why now I am fearing the worst, infidelity. She doesn't know I saw it because I d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Trying to sound cool, I told her I like my coffee like I like my women. And that's when she told me "That's cute honey, but the coffee's free. You don't have to pay for it here!"
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I’m in several travel forums and the latest big thread is a mother asking for advice on how to ensure she sits next to her child with their basic economy tickets.
You want to ensure you sit next to your child? DONT BOOK BASIC ECONOMY. They warn you several times that you don’t get to pick seats and it’s not appropriate for families. But of course plenty of people are rushing to the mom’s defense, calling others selfish and insisting they move to protect the kid because who knows what weirdos and sexual predators they could end up next to.
It’s the parents job to look out for their kid, not mine. I get it’s a small inconvenience but I’m going to be very annoyed if some parent booked basic economy with the assumption that they could just switch and take the seat I actually paid for. I get it, flights are expensive, but again, it’s not on me to take care of your family. I’m not moving to a middle seat or several rows away from the carry-on I already stowed and would have to fight my wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
We had four tickets from LAX to Montreal scheduled to fly late April. Of course the border closed to nonessential travel mid-March and all the flights were canceled. The airline gave a travel credit to be used before February 2021 (a year from original booking) AND a change fee of $800. Obviously that was not at all reasonable. Went through a very useless exchange with our travel insurance over several weeks, then finally went directly to the airline. They had an online refund request form, which purported to be overwhelmed and threatened to take 21 days. Got an email denial within 24 hours with no specific explanation.
i decided to call the airline directly to ask them why my refund request did not meet their eligibility requirements, and patiently explained exactly the same reasons I thought it did, exactly as I entered into their online form. 20 minutes later, the representative informed me my refund was approved. I got email confirmation and am now just waiting for the credits to... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is something I am surprisingly proud of and easily the most petty thing I've done in my life. TL;DR at the bottom.
About a year ago, I was on a short domestic flight (around 3-4 hours). I was seated towards the front of the flight and lined up to board when they called for my group. I saw I had a window seat and as I saw where I was sitting I noticed an older woman in the aisle seat of my row and who I learned to be her daughter (maybe late 40s) in the middle seat. I let them know I was sitting next to the window and apologized for making them get up so I could sit down. The older lady didn't seem to understand what I was saying at first and she just kept smiling at me, until her daughter told her to get up because they have to let me get past them. The older woman got up and told me not to worry about it, but her daughter seemed extremely annoyed when she told her to move for me.
I didn't mind at all and apologized once more for being too big to fit past them without them havi... keep reading on reddit ➡
On my MNL-SFO flight (Philippines to US) I had turned around in my seat about four times to ask another passenger to tap her touchscreen gently. She kept stabbing at the screen/headrest [while giving] no fucks. Each time I asked her to take care she just stared at me in silence. After the fourth time, she replied “just fucking deal with it” and continued on. This was about 1/3 of the way in on [a] 13 hour or so flight.
On my next bathroom break, I went up to the young man seated behind her and showed him a message I wrote on my Notes app that read “the lady sitting in front of you is playing whack-a-mole with my headrest. I’ll give you $50 when we land if you fuck with her for at least an hour”. He laughed and nodded.
After about an hour later I heard commotion behind me. “Quit it”, she said. It appeared that he had AirPods on and continued to feign sleep, readjusting to hit her seat every so often. He just ignored her when she finally got up and tapped him (quite hard I might add),... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was talking to my 7 year old yesterday when she told me that she fell down a flight of stairs last week. She was not hurt however, because if that were the case I would have known and I did not know about it til she told me.
I gave her teacher a call and she conformed that it was true. According to the teacher daughter she was trying to sneak upstairs during break time and was caught by a school prefect. She tried to run but lost her balance and fell down a flight of stairs.
The prefect went to a teacher who found my daughter crying at the bottom of the stairs. She was taken to the school nurse and was found to be completely fine, not hurt in any way. The teachers then decided that it wasn't an issue and this incident went as if it never happened.
I was livid. The fact that my child fell down a FLIGHT OF STAIRS, which could normally end up VERY BADLY, was hidden from me just because she was miraculously unhurt? I don't know, this sounds wrong in so many ways. I should have th... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister and I live in the same city, but our parents moved to another country for retirement. They flew us out for their anniversary. Our parents buy all of us tickets on the same flight. My sister has two kids - a 6 month old and a 5 year old. She is currently separated from her husband so she would have to handle 2 children by herself on a 10 hour flight. Or so I thought.
She calls me up a week or so beforehand and asks me if I will be willing to help her take care of her kids on the flight, and something about taking shifts so we can both sleep. I tell her that I wasn't comfortable with that, but she says "nephew loves you so much" so we can work something out on the flight and hangs up.
I was pissed. I didn't sign up for mid flight babysitting. I called my airline office and asked if they had any business class seats available. They said yes, and I upgraded using a mix of points + money. The upgrade cost me $50 out of pocket, the rest covered by my frequent flyer miles and it... keep reading on reddit ➡
After about a few minutes of just being in bed, trying to sleep ill start to feel slightly panicked and get that weird feeling in my stomach (the one that you get when you're scared) and ill start to feel my heart beat faster. I dont know why this happens, im not in a new house, nor room and this has only started occuring recently. Im not really worried about it, just looking for what could be causing it. Cheers in advance for any replies
Edit: cant reply to all at the moment, but thanks so much for all of the advice!
The only reason overbooked flights occur odd because these asshole companies are too lazy to count how many seats they have on their own fucking planes. It would literally take people who book tickets 2 minutes to count the number of seats on a plane and how many tickets they’ve sold. The fact that people can lose trips that they may have invested thousands of dollars in and have waited for for years due to laziness is infuriating and should be illegal. We need to aim a flamethrower under the asses of these klutzes. I guarantee if the staff in charge of booking flights would cost their companies a few thousand dollars per mistake, they would be fired on the spot and no one would feel bad for them. Incompetence should be punished.
Edit: So people are saying that airlines overbook on purpose because people cancel. So? That’s all the more reason to hate it. I would rather have empty seats than have people picked off.
Edit 2: “Well what about people who cancel”? If a flight is truly in... keep reading on reddit ➡