We just boarded our flight home from LAX on United and because we changed flights at the last minute (yes, the flight we wanted opened up yesterday because, as I keep saying here, you need to check if award seats open at the last minute), our family was seated in 4 different rows in Business.
We switched with someone before we boarded so we just needed one more seat so we could all sit together. We got on the plane and my wife asked a man if he would mind switching seats, and he agreed and could not have been nicer about it.
Immediately after, a flight attendant pulled him aside and said, “I wanted to make sure you were ok with switching seats” which made him (and us) feel as if we had done something wrong (we spoke with him after).
I don’t know if the passenger was GS, so that may be why the flight attendant was asking. Or maybe the flight attendant was being overly protective? I can’t imagine he was going to force a 7 year old to sit alone. Did the flight attendant think he should have handled the arrangements rather than us asking ourselves? I guess my question is, how do you handle it when you want to switch seats for family reasons? Should we have asked the flight attendant to handle? Or were we ok handling ourselves?
Curious what everyone thinks.