Passenger’s Innocent Leg Stretch Leads to Outrageous Accusations on Flight

OP tells a story of how he, a tall man, had a leg problem on his flight. He he tried to find a comfortable position, but his seatmate lashed out at him. 

Man in the Middle Seat

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A few months ago, a 26-year-old man found himself on a long flight that lasted about 6 hours.

He was seated in the middle seat between a young woman, Tricia, in her 20s occupying the window seat and a woman in her 30s, Dora, seated in the aisle seat.

He Forgot to Stretch Beforehand

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He is tall, so he gets uncomfortable on planes, plus he had neglected to stretch his legs before the flight. 

No Legroom on Budget Flights

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The fact that the airline, Spirit, had less legroom than usual meant his knees dug into the seat in front of him, causing him pain.

Moving His Knees Outward for Relief

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Around half an hour after takeoff, OP’s left knee moved towards the no-man’s-land between seats to alleviate the discomfort. 

He Was Unsure This Was Okay

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He was unsure if he had inadvertently occupied some space belonging to his window seat neighbor.

Taking a Nice Long Nap

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Despite this, he passed out for two hours, without incident.

Wakes up in a Shock

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After these two hours, Tricia then called over a flight attendant and complained about OP’s behavior. 

His Apologies Fell to Deaf Ears

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OP was shocked and tried to apologize, but Tricia refused to speak to him and instead began texting on her phone.

He Kept Trying to Apologize

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Dora offered OP some extra space, but she promptly went to sleep, leaving OP to try and contort his body into a comfortable position.

He continued to apologize to Tricia, but she ignored him.

He Couldn’t Believe What Just Happened

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He was left feeling embarrassed and confused.

He couldn’t understand why she had not simply asked him to move his knee instead of involving the flight attendant.

Taking Peeks at His Neighbors Phone

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As the flight continued, OP started to glance at Tricia’s phone and noticed she watched TikToks about shaming obese people and texting someone called “papi.” 

What He Saw on Her Phone

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He also saw that she had written a message about men being “too much sometimes,” with a laughing emoji, which OP believed was about him.

Was He Wrong?

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For the remainder of the flight, the two passengers did not speak.

OP was forced to work out whatever muscle it is that keeps one’s knees together, despite the discomfort.

He Should Have Asked

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One Redditor said, “You KNOW you will feel better with more leg space. Stop pinching pennies and pay for an aisle seat or an exit seat.”

Another wrote, “Leave women alone, book a seat upfront if you are tall, ask for permission before spreading out.”

What do you think? Did she overreact or was he unfairly invading her space? Has this ever happened to you?

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