Three years ago I wrote about husbands who fly business class while their wives fly coach. Last year the Washington Post‘s relationship columnist told a woman whose boyfriend flies up front while he pays for her to fly coach that she should dump him: “His wife sat alone in coach: His epitaph writes itself.”
Usually stories are about men flying up front while wives or girlfriends are in back. It’s rarely the women who are treated well in these stories. Chivalry, though, isn’t dead.
This guy stood up the whole 6 hours so his wife could sleep. Now THAT is love. pic.twitter.com/Vk9clS9cCj
— Courtney Lee Johnson (@courtneylj_) September 6, 2019
Was he being selfless, or was she being selfish? Should they have just contorted themselves so that they could both sleep, her head in his lap and his head.. somewhere?
And is it ok to stand in the aisle as long as the seat belt sign is on, common space for everyone, or is it rude to block the aisle?
Sometimes couples just don’t like each other that. Over the holidays last fall two American Airlines flights had to divert when couples got into fights on board.
To me I just love to see someone who puts their partner’s happiness above their own in the Hobbesian ‘war of all against all’ that’s today’s modern skies.