Husband in business class while I'm in economy?

posted 6 months ago in Travel
  • poll: What would you do if hubby flies business but you can only afford economy?
    Sit in economy while he sits in business : (40 votes)
    17 %
    Ask him to sit in economy with you : (64 votes)
    27 %
    Ask him to pay for your upgrade : (78 votes)
    33 %
    Other : (57 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
    1191 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

    Hahaha no!! Not a chance in hell would I be okay with that, isn’t there a middle ground of extra leg room you could take.

    id be pissed as hell if this happened to me 

    Post # 3
    1989 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    bougainvillea :  my husband is tall and broad shouldered. I would be really pissed if he sat in business class without me. Really pissed.

    On short haul flights, he just sucks it up. Flying is comfortable for nobody on short haul. Long haul we will probably pay extra to pick seats with extra legroom. We sometimes also select seats where he sits in front of me, so he can put the seat back. This works for us because if I need him to put it up, I’m not too polite with him to tell him I need space and he’s not too polite with me to not put it back.

    Post # 5
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    bougainvillea :  Wow. I think I’d take issue with that. Not sure how to resolve it tho. Either we both fly first/business class, or we both fly coach. If there are premium seats with extra leg room for both of us, that’d probably be ideal compromise. I chose other.

    Post # 6
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    How tall is he 

    Post # 7
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee

    Surely there’s an economy plus type of seat? Alternative can he pay for your upgrade from economy? What about the front row economy (so extra leg room)? 


    Post # 8
    12128 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Other. We share finances. I would not have married someone with a “what’s mine is mine what’s yours is yours” attitude in the first place. 

    Post # 10
    1191 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

    Working less hours doesn’t mean not working as hard for you, there must be a compromise here between both business class and both economy

    Post # 11
    2706 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Other.  There’s no “his money” and “my money” in our relationship – it’s our money.  

    Post # 12
    9044 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    bougainvillea :  We are a married couple with separate finances. However neither of us would be comfortable with what you have presented. I mean if one of us got a free upgrade then we wouldn’t stand in the others way but I would never let my husband sit in economy whilst I sat in business class. 

    What about buying three economy front row seats  so he can stretch out. That would still be cheaper than business for most long haul flights.

    Post # 13
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee

    bougainvillea :  How long are your flights? I guess I am having a hard time grasping the fact that you rather have your husband suffer in a smaller seat, due to the fact you can’t afford the extra money. Especially if finances are kept separate. Are you able to pick up longer hours in order to pay the difference?


    ps…. is this the only thing he splurges on himself?

    Post # 15
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    .I’m probably going to ask him to work a few more shifts


    I’m not sure if this is the fairest way to go about it. You said he already works extremely long hours, and already works 6/7 days a week and already pays for most of your necessities. When is he expected to squeeze in these extra shifts. Why cant you work more hours or get a higher paying job if you want that kind of lifestyle.?

    If you insist on flying business class with him but neither of you can afford that then perhaps you may have to consider that you cant afford to go to that particular destination on vacation.

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