Mom reveals how she exacted revenge on a plane passenger who refused to swap seats so she could be with her two young kids – by leaving her to sit with them both ALONE for the entire flight while she relaxed on her own
- Cindy Arena revealed she had not been assigned a plane seat near her two kids
- The comic, from New York, asked a fellow passenger to swap but she refused
- Cindy said that looking after the children proved too much for the other woman
A comic has revealed how she exacted revenge on a fellow passenger who refused to switch seats to let her sit next to her own children – simply by leaving the woman to care for her kids without any assistance.
Cindy Arena, from New York, took to TikTok to add yet another layer to the ongoing debate about airplane etiquette and seat swaps, revealing how she turned the tables on a passenger who refused to give up her place on the plane to allow the comic to join her young children.
She explained that she had not been assigned seats near her kids – then aged six and four – and so asked a woman to swap.
But, after the unnamed passenger refused, the performer said that it was not long before looking after someone else’s children proved to be too much.
Other social media users were left divided as they flooded to the comments to share their thoughts – but whose side are you on?
Cindy Arena revealed how she exacted revenge on a fellow passenger who refused to switch seats to let her sit next to her own children
In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 1.3 million times, Cindy addresses an article in the background about the perpetual plane seat debate
In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 1.3 million times, Cindy addresses an article in the background about the ongoing debate around plane seats.
She begins: ‘I love that people are asking this as a question.
‘Like if you don’t have a seat next to your kids should the person that is sitting next to your children move so you can sit with them – like someone’s actually asking this question.’
After a dramatic pause, she Cindy says: ‘No. Let them stay with your kids. This has happened to me.
‘The woman refused to get up. She refused and my two children at the time were like four and six.
‘Then I said okay no problem I’m not going to argue and I went to the back of the plane and sat in my assigned seat because she wouldn’t give hers up.
The comic, from New York, took to TikTok to reveal that she had not been assigned seats near her kids – then aged six and four – and so asked a woman to swap
But other social media users were left divided – in one camp, there were those that praised Cindy for her actions
‘It was so peaceful and finally the stewardess comes up because I know she’s coming because this b**ch is sitting next to my kids and there’s nothing fun about that.
‘And she said “Urm ma’am, she would like to trade seats with you now and I said “Oh no, no we need to stay in our assigned seats, have a good flight.”‘
But other social media users were left divided.
In one camp, there were those that praised Cindy for her actions as one wrote: ‘Someone else can gladly sit next to my toddlers.’
Another added: ‘I wasn’t sure what direction this was headed, but it did not disappoint.’
However, there were those that were a little more skeptical as someone commented: ‘Nope, book your seats properly’
And a third said: ‘Bro yea like make them babysit for free.’
However, there were those that were a little more skeptical.
Someone commented: ‘Nope, book your seats properly.’
One said: ‘In my opinion, plan ahead and buy tickets together. Understandably, emergency flights come up and that might not be an option.
‘But be prepared for a no.’
And another wrote: ‘I pay for a seat. I stay in a seat.’