Airline passenger was praised for refusing to give up a “special seat” for a couple

A passenger received near-universal praise after deciding to turn down a request to swap with an elderly couple.

The flyer had paid extra money for legroom on the long-haul flight when asked to switch with the couple, which he declined.

The man took to Reddit, where he was applauded for his move during the 12-hour flight. The man admitted receiving glares from passengers after refusing to move from the seat he had paid for, reports the Mirror.

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The Reddit user wrote under the post, “Old couple trying to take our seats on a plane.”

The man explained: “I’ve seen a few posts about airplane seats so I thought I’d add my story.

“A few years ago, my significant other and I planned a three-month trip around the world. Our first flight was from New Zealand to Los Angeles. 12-13 hours.

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