Some people prefer to travel light, while others want to pack as much as possible. Read the article to find out what happened as this couple was boarding the plane, and then tell us what you would have done in such a circumstance.
So, my fiancé (maybe not for much longer) and I were on our way back from a vacation recently. It was a great time and everything went off without an issue. That is until we started boarding the plane. Now, I know better, I only bring a small backpack with essentials in case I don’t get my checked bags. I can survive out of this backpack and it will always pass baggage checks for size and weight (done a lot of traveling so why fight the system).
My fiancé didn’t wanna listen to my advice and chose to bring basically a regular full-size bag that barely fits the standards of carry on, but generally speaking the airline worker doesn’t wanna deal with the trouble and allows it through. But this time the airline worker was not having it. It was a packed flight, we were boarding last in economy and it was just a sh*t show. I got through just fine first with my little backpack, but I could hear the argument from the boarding tunnel thingy and it was getting heated. I was about to go back and try to smooth it out but my fiancé rushed pass and just boarded the plane, I assumed not having heard it super clearly that the attendant had given in and let her in. That was not the case!
So we found our seats and settled in. I was pretty tired and I could tell she was upset so I just kinda tucked into the window and put my hat down and tried to take a nap. But soon after the airline worker and a cop shows up and they are not fu**ing around, and want her off the plane. She tries to plead and cry, etc. but they are not having it. And maybe in a moment of panic or just plain self preservation…the cop asks if we’re together, and I blurt out, “NO!” shaking my head emphatically. I got kill dagger eyes from her as she shot up and grabbed her bag and followed the cop out. She was also swearing and screaming the whole way out.
Now, obviously this is well after the event I’m posting this. But when she did eventually get home (she caught the next flight out with the bag checked, lol), I was there to pick her up. She obviously thought I was the a**h**e, and to be honest almost everyone I know thinks I’m an AH except my boss and co workers, who for context were very much relying on me to be back on time, which I gave my word I would, for a really important project that was time sensitive. They were all very happy I didn’t get thrown off too. So, am I the AH or this self preservation?
What would you do in such a situation? Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: