Man slams passenger for not letting him off plane first to make connecting flight – but not everyone is on his side
A PASSENGER slammed a stranger for not letting him off the plane first when he had a tight connection.
However, lots of people were not on his side.
In a post which has since been deleted, they explained that their flight was 15 minutes delayed, and his connecting flight was just 20 minutes later.
He wrote on Reddit: “I knew that my connecting flight was already tight with only a 20 minute layover between the two and I was starting to get worried that I might miss the connecting flight.
“I asked the people in my row to let me out first since I only had about 15 minutes before the doors closed on my next flight.
“They did and I asked the flight attendant for directions for my next gate so I knew where I was going. He told me that it was in the next concourse I’d have to run to make it.
“As I was walking up the aisle a man physically blocked me and told me to wait my turn.
“I explained the situation to him and he told me it’s not his problem and that his time is just as important as mine.”
He asked if he had a connecting flight, but he didn’t.
The man said he ended up pushing past him and running, making his flight with a minute to spare.
However, he asked if he was in the wrong trying to get off the plane first.
Some people were on his side, saying they thought the man was being rude for no reason.
One person wrote: “I hate when they don’t let connecting people off 1st. Guy was just an ass.”
Another said: “He sounds like he was just being obtuse for the sake of it.”
However lots of people questioned why he had such a short connection.
Someone commented: “You are entitled. That’s unfortunate but you have no right to push through someone.
“No one is entitled to let you through. That’s the gamble of having connecting flights.”
Another agreed: “In this current aviation environment, delays are to be expected. If you don’t give yourself at LEAST an hour, you’re just adding unnecessary stress to your life.”
A third wrote: “You didn’t leave enough time. This is no one else’s fault or problem.”
A flight attendant has revealed that an hour is no longer enough for passengers to catch connecting flights.
According to cabin crew member Kristie Koerbel, even 30 minutes used to be an acceptable length of time to catch a connecting flight pre-pandemic.
But now, she suggests flying direct whenever possible, or leaving at least three hours for your layover.
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