We have been dating for about 3 years and this person is my first…
For the first time in 3 years, we are planning to go on a vacation trip soon within the next month or 2 since I have also just graduated. We agreed on going Dutch btw.
However, there is this one thing that stands between us.
I would like to book a specific seat on the plane so that we are assured to have a couple’s seat.
He refused, citing that we can still get couple seat so long as we “reach earlier” (Is this claim even true even if it means being the first passenger arrived for the flight? – My last trip on airplane was 5).
The cost for booking a specific seat is like less than $10. Btw, this trip involved transitting in another airport (Both Transitting and Destination Airports are within Malaysia border only).
In contrast, the opt-in travel insurance cost $20, which this other party willing to pay (I don’t and I refused to add this into my ticket).
I am quite confused now.
I would like to hear how would you feel and react if your boyfriend / girlfriend refused to pay a few more pennies in exchange of an assured couple seat in the (inarugural) couple trip.
Here are what netizens think:
- Buy travel insurance but never the one bundled with your air tickets. Buy it separately.
- Get the travel insurance. It’s no brainer. You’ll thank me later if something happens like cancelled flights or lost luggage. The seating thing is easy. Go to the damn check-in counter TOGETHER and as early as check in opens (usually 2hrs before flight departs depends on the airline) and do a group check-in. The counter person will for sure try to seat you together. You’ll usually get your boarding pass for all connecting flights at check-in so you shouldn’t worry about transit. Don’t ever bother paying for a specific seat unless you’re flying with infant.
- Travel insurance is a must. Please get a basic one at least. Your partner is right about checking-in earlier to ensure being assigned seats together, but even if you guys don’t, it is fine isn’t it?