Earlier this year I was flying from LAX to Amsterdam non stop. I had a window seat which is what I prefer. I knew the flight was not full so there would be open seats available. I have priority boarding so I was able to board first and get settled in.
I asked a flight attendant if he would consider moving me to a better seat once everyone had boarded. He obliged and said he would let me know where and when I could move. I was sitting behind the bulkhead row.
Right before take off the FA informed me that I was free to take the seat in front of me, bulkhead window – Score! The guy who was sitting next to me was delighted to have the two seats to himself, and I move to the row in front. I get settled in, store my luggage, and the FAs take their seats.
All of the sudden the guy next to me decides he wants my seat and starts throwing a huge fit. Instead of delaying take off and getting the FAs involved, I quietly move back to my original seat. I spent the entire flight making sure the jerk got no sleep.
Later the flight attendant asked me why I didn’t take the upgraded seat. I explained my situation and he said he would take care of it. I told him I already had… with my feet. I got a nod of approval from the FA.
This isn’t a flight from hell, and yes I realize that makes me a jerk too, but I hate entitled a**holes. Like the FA said, he doesn’t own the seats and he can’t have two.