Woman baffled by boyfriend’s ‘unreasonable’ high-cost travel decision: ‘There’s zero way I can afford [it]’

A woman can’t believe her boyfriend is refusing to sit next to her on their vacation flight.

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” to weigh in. Her boyfriend makes more money than her. When they decided to travel for a vacation, he wanted to splurge on an expensive airline. She wanted to fly a cheaper one but agreed to spend the extra money to sit next to him. Then he told her he was upgrading only his seat to first class. 

“We’ve been together a little over a year,” she wrote. “I’m still in college and don’t have a ton of money. I work in retail part-time. He graduated a couple of years ago and is making six figures. He wants to go on a trip with me in a few months, which I can afford, as long as I don’t splurge on too many extras like really expensive dinners or first-class tickets. I’m very petite, and I originally wanted to fly Spirit because it’s so cheap, but my boyfriend is 6 feet 2 inches and would’ve been super uncomfortable the whole flight (about six hours). I compromised and agreed to spend more for a regular airline where he fits in the economy seats.” 

But when she agreed to accommodate him, he went and changed his mind again. 

“Now he’s saying he wants to upgrade to first class for himself,” she said. “There’s zero way I can afford a first-class ticket, and he doesn’t want to pay for two of them. I’m kind of upset since I don’t want to spend a six-hour plane ride by myself, but I know it would be more comfortable for him. I asked if he would be okay just getting the exit row seats so he has the legroom, but he kinda brushed me off and said he just wants to do first class.” 

Reddit users thought the boyfriend was in the wrong here.

“You’re not being unreasonable,” someone said

“This is a red flag,” another wrote

“Your boyfriend is being a snob,” a user commented

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