On the way out to Portugal, I’d obviously declared my disability and wheelchair and inability to walk at all status, so was a tad surprised that I’d been assigned row 20 in the airplane – that’s a fair way from where they carry me on. Seeing the error of their ways, they reassigned my seat to row no 3.
After sticking me into the reassigned seat, a couple got on and immediately said to Wendy in hauty tones ‘ EXCUSE ME, but are you sure they’re your seats?’ Wendy very politely explained that as I was paralysed and can’t walk, Easyjet had put me towards the front in these seats.
The woman ( looking irritated ) said ‘ well I COMPLETELY understand your situation, BUT I booked these seats and I really don’t want to sit further back…’
Ok then, I’ll drag myself with just my arms out of this row and then drag myself 17 rows further back, and then into the seats back there … shall I … I thought…. as I’d hate you to be slightly inconvenienced….
I just thought it though, rather than said it, and left Easyjet to recompense her with a free bacon butty or something.
I do see, again and again, the petty strips of people that ought ( surely?) know better…