"Pack your bags partner I am taking you on a trip for your birthday! Oh one thing- I will be in first class on the plane....you will not."

  • silverfox

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    May 03, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    So.......how would YOU feel?

    Happy and blessed?

    Insulted?

    Guilty for feeling like you want to punch out your partner?

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    May 03, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    yay free birthday trip!
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    May 03, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    I'd invite him in the bathroom on the plane, to join the mile high club, tell him to get naked, grab his clothes and leave him in the bathroom.
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    May 03, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    silverfox saidSo.......how would YOU feel?

    Happy and blessed?

    Insulted?

    Guilty for feeling like you want to punch out your partner?

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    Seriously, this actually happened??? Did he offer a reason for the difference?
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    May 03, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    jack228 saidI'd invite him in the bathroom on the plane, to join the mile high club, tell him to get naked, grab his clothes and leave him in the bathroom.


    You do realize the bathroom is the size of a ziplock snack bag, there's not much room to maneuver around to actually grab his clothes from him...hell there's not enough room to even actually take your clothes off.
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    May 03, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Insulted. Why can't they fly in the same class as me? If they were flying first class, why did they think it's okay for me not to?
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    May 03, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    There's only one circumstance where I would excuse a friend for doing that regardless if they bought me a coach ticket... if and only if there was some reason why they and they alone had to sit up front. Like they were traveling for business and the seat was assigned and they couldn't change it but were nice enough to buy me a ticket to tag along but couldn't afford a second 1st class seat.. that would be ok.

  • mizu5

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    May 03, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    Anduru saidInsulted. Why can't they fly in the same class as me? If they were flying first class, why did they think it's okay for me not to?
    And also like yeah, free trip for birthday, but the non birthday guy gets the better flight? How kind.
  • Timbales

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    May 03, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    I wouldn't let my partner sit alone on the plane.
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    May 03, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    I'd probably be bothered to not sit on the plane with him, so I'd thank him and pay my own upgrade to first class.
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    May 03, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    its your birthday.....you get the 1st class seat and HE flies coach! or don't go....takes two to be insulted...and if you don't play that game ....then its his problem.
  • Trepeat

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    May 04, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    If he's paying for the trip I wouldn't mind.
  • silverfox

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    May 04, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    Note from the Op:


    No this did not happen to me. It did happen to a friend of mine. I was curious about what you guys thought before I posted what I told my friend.

    I told my friend if it was me I would not go.
    IF only his partner had said something like "hey lets take turns sitting up front in first class" .....

    that would have been it.

    But sadly he did not. I guess for me it is not something I would want to be a part of particularly around my birthday.
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    May 04, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    Woohoo free trip
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    May 04, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    That's pretty terrible. It wouldn't be as bad coming from your family or friends, but it's your partner and it's your birthday...

    He probably wouldn't survive through the day.
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    May 04, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    I would go. It's a gift that keeps on giving. Ten years from now in a lover's spat: "And another thing, remember that birthday where you sat in first class and I had to sit in economy?!?! Asshole!"
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    May 04, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    On every flight I've been on First Class did not seem that special. Paying that much extra for a little bit more leg room is about it.
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    May 04, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    I wouldn't care, if it's a free trip why not?
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    May 04, 2012 12:46 AM GMT


    Real love:
    "Pack your bags, Partner, I am taking you on a trip for your birthday! Oh one thing- you will be in first class on the plane....I will not."

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    May 04, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidOn every flight I've been on First Class did not seem that special. Paying that much extra for a little bit more leg room is about it.

    Some airlines that have all one class do offer wider 2-across seats up front for a little more money. They're the same size as those in the former 1st-Class, but without the privacy curtain and no additional cabin service.

    I chose that option for our Boston flight about 18 months ago, because I knew the tighter, less comfortable 3-across seating would be difficult for my partner following his hip surgery. And of course we sat in adjoining seats. I thought the slight additional cost (I think about $40 each) was well worth it for a 3-hour flight.

    silverfox hasn't told us yet why his friend's partner made this choice of different seating. Was it because of limited availability or what? But I agree with those who said that as a birthday gift, the 1st Class seat should have gone to the OP's friend, not to his partner.
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    May 04, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
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    jack228 saidI'd invite him in the bathroom on the plane, to join the mile high club, tell him to get naked, grab his clothes and leave him in the bathroom.


    You do realize the bathroom is the size of a ziplock snack bag, there's not much room to maneuver around to actually grab his clothes from him...hell there's not enough room to even actually take your clothes off.


    Your lack of faith is disturbing.
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    May 04, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    I'd tell him to enjoy the trip by himself.
  • BmwKid92

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    May 04, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI'd tell him to enjoy the trip by himself.


    except if he said hawaii
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    May 04, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    I'd help him pack, drive him to the airport and tell him that he's not welcomed back.

    If the person treating can't afford two first class tickets, than he needs to find his way to coach. But I can't imagine that happening to me.

    Firstly, I would never become best friends with someone who treated me like that.to ever have that relationship evolve into such an intimate yet twisted one, because someone who would do that probably does similar things even if in different ways.

    If I was friends with the person and he stepped out of character so dramatically and started treating me like that, it would end our relationship because I'd neither take that crap from anyone, especially not from someone who purportedly loves me, plus now I'd have to question all of his previous gestures and the love itself. Because now what love there might have been is perverted. He can keep his perverted love and he can take his gift and shove it.