Two years ago I wrote about husbands who fly business class while their wives fly coach.
Now from the Washington Post‘s dating column,
I am in a fairly new relationship (three months) with an attorney who divorced after 25 years of marriage. He loves to travel and told me that since he has a lot of airline miles, he books coach and always gets an upgrade to first class.
So when he and his wife, and then one girlfriend before he met me, traveled together, she sat in coach and he took the upgrade and sat in first class. At first, I thought he was kidding.
I really don’t like the thought of that type of arrangement, as I find the message rather insulting. I think he should either sit in coach with me or pay extra for me to sit with him in first class. He has money, and I don’t. I also don’t know what to say to make him see that this is demeaning. Any suggestions?
American Airlines Economy on a Legacy US Airways Airbus A320
Their columnist declares he’s self-centered and she should drop him. Indeed, “His wife sat alone in coach: His epitaph writes itself.”
What do you think?
- What does she think of him that she’d wish coach on him?
- Should you give up an upgrade to sit together? If you like each other should you always sit together?
- Since premium cabins are better than coach, when they’re traveling together maybe they should just take turns?
Is a willingess to take an upgrade a reason to break up?