People call for woman to divorce husband after he flies first class, leaving wife and kids in coach

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By Nasima Khatun

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Social media users have picked up their pitchforks and jumped to the defense of a woman after she opened up about her husband's terrible flight etiquette.

In The New York Times's recent edition of its The Ethicist newsletter, writer Kwame Anthony Appiah gave some advice to a woman who claimed that her husband allegedly takes first-class flights while leaving his wife and children in coach.

The anonymous woman asked: "My husband flies first class and puts me in coach. Is that fair?"

Revealing further details, the woman wrote: "My husband loves to travel and always either pays for, or gets an upgrade into, the first-class cabin."

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"When we travel together with our children, he buys himself a ticket in first class and puts us in economy or economy plus," she continued. "He even did this recently on an overnight flight to Paris."

The mom-of-two then went on to state that he "justifies" flying alone in first class because of the cost while also adding that their children "might feel alone" if his wife were to join him in the first-class cabin with him.

"I feel that this is unfair," she said. "I don't think our kids would mind if they were in economy plus and my husband and I sat together in first class. Is that unfair of me to want?"

"My husband has suggested traveling alone on a different flight ahead of us so that we don't feel badly about the disparity," she continued. "But this does not really address or solve the problem of the inherent selfishness in his thinking.

"Am I wrong? We are happy to travel, and love going places together, but it is still very strange," she concluded.

While Appiah suggested that it would be best for the husband and wife duo to take turns sitting in first class, social media users had an even better suggestion - divorce his a**.

"This is grounds for immediate divorce," wrote Lydia Polgreen, an opinion columnist for the outlet.

Others shared a similar perspective, it seems with many users making sure to give this man a piece of their mind.

"I don’t even need to read it. Divorce," added another user after just reading the headline.

A third was in disbelief writing: "This can't possibly be real."

Another user who goes by the name of Paul, recalled his own experiences saying: "I used to regularly get bumped up when traveling with my family. I’d offer it to my wife, then pass it back. If I didn’t notice til I got on board, I would trade the 1st class ticket to the person in the middle seat among my family."

Since it was posted, the tweet managed to rack up an impressive 1.4 million views as well as thousands of likes.

In a slightly more rational mindset, Appiah suggested that each partner should instead treat the other with "respect, consideration and dignity."

"Each has a say in the making of significant decisions, and each cares about the other's comfort and preferences. Your husband has another view," he wrote. "He evidently thinks that because he's the ticket-buyer in the family, his own preferences get priority."

I mean, that's good advice but I'm with the divorce him gang for sure.

Featured Image Credit: Suhyeon Choi / Unsplash

People call for woman to divorce husband after he flies first class, leaving wife and kids in coach

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By Nasima Khatun

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Social media users have picked up their pitchforks and jumped to the defense of a woman after she opened up about her husband's terrible flight etiquette.

In The New York Times's recent edition of its The Ethicist newsletter, writer Kwame Anthony Appiah gave some advice to a woman who claimed that her husband allegedly takes first-class flights while leaving his wife and children in coach.

The anonymous woman asked: "My husband flies first class and puts me in coach. Is that fair?"

Revealing further details, the woman wrote: "My husband loves to travel and always either pays for, or gets an upgrade into, the first-class cabin."

wp-image-1263212728 size-large
Credit: Paul Hanaoka / Unsplash

"When we travel together with our children, he buys himself a ticket in first class and puts us in economy or economy plus," she continued. "He even did this recently on an overnight flight to Paris."

The mom-of-two then went on to state that he "justifies" flying alone in first class because of the cost while also adding that their children "might feel alone" if his wife were to join him in the first-class cabin with him.

"I feel that this is unfair," she said. "I don't think our kids would mind if they were in economy plus and my husband and I sat together in first class. Is that unfair of me to want?"

"My husband has suggested traveling alone on a different flight ahead of us so that we don't feel badly about the disparity," she continued. "But this does not really address or solve the problem of the inherent selfishness in his thinking.

"Am I wrong? We are happy to travel, and love going places together, but it is still very strange," she concluded.

While Appiah suggested that it would be best for the husband and wife duo to take turns sitting in first class, social media users had an even better suggestion - divorce his a**.

"This is grounds for immediate divorce," wrote Lydia Polgreen, an opinion columnist for the outlet.

Others shared a similar perspective, it seems with many users making sure to give this man a piece of their mind.

"I don’t even need to read it. Divorce," added another user after just reading the headline.

A third was in disbelief writing: "This can't possibly be real."

Another user who goes by the name of Paul, recalled his own experiences saying: "I used to regularly get bumped up when traveling with my family. I’d offer it to my wife, then pass it back. If I didn’t notice til I got on board, I would trade the 1st class ticket to the person in the middle seat among my family."

Since it was posted, the tweet managed to rack up an impressive 1.4 million views as well as thousands of likes.

In a slightly more rational mindset, Appiah suggested that each partner should instead treat the other with "respect, consideration and dignity."

"Each has a say in the making of significant decisions, and each cares about the other's comfort and preferences. Your husband has another view," he wrote. "He evidently thinks that because he's the ticket-buyer in the family, his own preferences get priority."

I mean, that's good advice but I'm with the divorce him gang for sure.

Featured Image Credit: Suhyeon Choi / Unsplash