Woman threatens to cancel trip after boyfriend buys her plane ticket with lay-over for Valentine's day
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People are swarming to social media after a man revealed the argument he and his girlfriend fell into over a Valentine's Day trip.
Ah, Valentine's Day, a glorified, commercialised, and supposedly most romantic day compared to any other in the year. We should all know by now the whole shebang is really a recipe for a disaster.
Saying that, sometimes it's hard not to get swept up in it all, and if you're in a long distance relationship, it can be a lovely reason to reunite.
Unfortunately for one boyfriend, the plan for 'a small getaway trip,' didn't spread the love but almost tore it apart between him and his partner.
Taking to infamous Reddit thread 'Am I the A**hole?', the boyfriend explained how he and his partner have been together five years and have made it work long-distance for the past year.
The user notes he normally pays for a hotel or AirBnB when he and his girlfriend meet up, and she pays for her own transportation, but for Valentine's Day, she offered to pay for the accommodation in return for him covering her plane ticket, knowing he'd recently been in 'some financial difficulty'.
The user continues: "I was grateful and after she picked out a nice resort for us to stay at, I bought her a ticket.
The Reddit user explains his girlfriend became 'upset' because the flight he purchased for her had a layover and she was 'mad' she would be 'stuck in the airport/ plane for like 12 hours' - he 'cheaped' out and didn't buy a direct flight.
"She also said that I know she's terrified of planes and now I'm making her take four of them instead of two (round-trip) so she doesn't even want the ticket anymore and will just cancel the trip entirely or buy her own ticket," he continues.
Asking his fellow Reddit users for opinions and advice, the boyfriend said he was 'at a loss for words' by his partner's reaction, before branding her 'entitled'.
"On the other hand though, I do feel a bit like I'm the AH [A**hole] because she has told me before how many times she hates layovers. AITA?" he added.
The Reddit user asked for advice, but should probably be careful what he wishes for next time, because other users flooded to the piece to give their view as quickly as I sprint towards the half-price chocolate the day after Valentine's Day.
People definitely didn't hold back, raining down into the comments, the majority condemning the boyfriend for indeed being the 'a**hole'.
One user wrote: "YTA, are you joking? Not only is she paying for the more expensive half so that you can go away together, but you’ve called her ENTITLED for it whilst ALSO ignoring that she hates layovers, a fact she’s made very clear?
"If my boyfriend did this without even discussing it with me when I was paying for accommodation, I definitely wouldn’t want to go, not least because I’d be rethinking the relationship."
While the user later clarified the layover time was 'between four-five hours' and total trip time 12, Redditors still weren't happy.
"It’s the fact that they bought a ticket without even talking to her that gets me. Five years together and you don’t even ask if the tickets you found are good with her?" one pointed out.
"What if the flight times didn’t properly line up with how she’d get to and from the airport? Or even check-in/out at the resort?" another wrote.
"They definitely know she hates flying, so there’s even more reason than normal to involve her in the process. And then somehow she’s entitled YTA."
And a third resolved: "YTA for making her do a 5-hour layover and two extra takeoffs/landings to save $100 (per your comments, which should've been in the original post).
"She should just cancel the trip and save herself the money and headache."