A mother was shocked after a passenger scolded her for buying her child a first-class ticket on a flight.
The parents used some extra money that was available to treat themselves and their toddler to a luxury trip that they could sit on much more comfortably.
The child soon fell asleep on the plane and only got out of his seat when he needed to use the toilet.
However, the mother was confronted by a fellow passenger who was not happy that the child was in first class.
She then wrote about the incident on Reddit to see if she was right or if she shouldn’t have put her kid in the posh seats.
She wrote: “My husband, toddler (almost 3) and I flew across the country for Thanksgiving.
“Since we could afford it thanks to a nice raise my husband recently got, we decided to splurge on first-class tickets for the trip.
“My toddler has always been a good flyer and has flown a lot in his short life.
“She stayed seated throughout the flight and played softly, only getting up when she needed to use the potty — the problem was with another first-class passenger.”
The man had glared at the family as they boarded the plane and then told them they didn’t belong in first class with their toddler, prompting the mother to call a flight attendant.
She continued: “We took off and everything was fine. My kid fell asleep in the middle of coloring, I heard music patting my shoulder.
“There was a guy who glared at us as we got in and before I could even get a word out he told me that children weren’t allowed in first class and that we had to go to our ‘real’ seats.
“I told him I didn’t feel comfortable speaking to him and that I would call a flight attendant to sort it out.
“The flight attendant came and explained to him that we were in the correct seats that we had paid for and asked him to sit back down and not bother us again.”
But despite being told to leave the family alone, the man couldn’t resist one last dig as they got off the plane.
The mother added: “He went back to his seat but as we got off the plane he whispered to me that I was a ‘fat c***’ and that he paid too much money for first class, um being surrounded by children.”
The mother was angry, but after talking to her family members over the holidays, she began to doubt herself.
She said, “After I spoke to the family on Thanksgiving, a lot of them told me next time we should book economy because people pay extra to relax in first class.”
However, no one else told her to fly economy, with online commentators supporting her.
One wrote: “Even if your child cried it wouldn’t matter because you paid and are entitled to the seats you paid for.”
A second added: “If he can afford first class then he can afford a pair of quality noise canceling headphones.
A survey conducted last year found that four in 10 parents would leave their children alone in economy class if they were flying first class if given the opportunity.
A survey of 2,000 mothers and fathers of children under the age of 18 found that 55 percent feared the prospect of having to board a plane with their children.
Chef Gordon Ramsay is among those who fly first class without his children and once revealed he lets them fly in the “cattle” class while he lives in first class with his wife Tana.
The TV chef exclusively told The Sun the strict rule helps “keep her grounded and motivated”.
“When it comes to vacations, I’ve told them, ‘Don’t you dare waste that damn money flying first class from here to New York — we’re all fucking taking off together, we’re all landing together; think about what else you do with money,'” he said.
“When they ask if they can come over for a nice meal, we say, ‘No, you bloody can’t,’ so now they bring their own picnics on board and they’re being frugal.
“I mean, what 14-year-old needs to be sitting in a deck chair?”
Meanwhile, this passenger shared footage of a child crying during their 29-hour flight.
And these parents were beaten up for making their child jump up and down on a tray table on an airplane.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/20576864/parent-child-first-class-plane/ Should children be allowed in first class? Mum shocked as plane passenger swears at her for giving toddler posh seat