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Woman hits out at elderly couple after they refuse to give up train seats for her and children

Woman hits out at elderly couple after they refuse to give up train seats for her and children

The train passenger accused the elderly couple with 'posh' voices of refusing to move and 'make eye contact'.

A pregnant woman has slammed a 'posh' elderly couple who refused to give up their train seats she had reserved for her three children.

Seat priority on trains will always be up for debate.

But should elderly people get seat priority even if the seats are reserved for children?

Well, Amanda - who was on a train from Cheltenham to Nottingham with her three kids - took to X (Twitter) to explain what went down.

When the family got on board, they discovered an elderly couple was already sitting in their reserved seats.

After the mother pointed out that the seats had been advance booked, the pair then told her that seat reservations 'didn't matter' and refused to get up.

A pregnant woman has slammed a 'posh' elderly couple who refused to give up their train seats she had reserved for her three children.
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In a resurfaced tweet from 2019, the writer said: “If a mum with three kids and bags has four reserved seats for a long train journey, and you’re sitting in their seats on a full carriage, don’t tell them that their tickets don’t matter in a posh voice and then say you’re not moving and refuse to make eye contact. Don’t be these people.”

Amanda also shared a photo of her three kids squished onto two of the seats looking both confused and pretty damn miserable, all while the pregnant mum was standing up.

As shown in the pic, her daughter is throwing some serious shade in the direction of the couple.

Her daughter is throwing some serious shade in the direction of the couple.
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This didn't go unnoticed as Amanda tweeted: "My 12yo is just staring this woman down."

The good news is, this story has a happy ending.

Eventually, Amanda told a train conductor about the couple, and he agreed to move her and her kids into a spare table that was going in first class.

Amanda continued: "A kind man offered me his seat. Spoke to conductor who was calm, lovely, and apologetic, said that instead of engaging with them that he was going to move us to an empty table in first class. I grabbed our bags and turned to the couple and said, with a smile, 'enjoy your seats!'.

She told The Sun at the time that there's no point in being able to reserve a seat if you aren't then going to - you know - sit in them.

Seat priority on trains will always be up for debate.
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The mum added: "Her instant dismissiveness of me and the children told me all I needed to know about her. I didn't feel it was my responsibility to acquiesce to that kind of behaviour.

"I was shocked and tired. Any mother who travels with bags and children knows how your mind is in a thousand places, so things like reserved seats are something you count on.

"They make your journey manageable. I'd booked a table so the children could do their schoolwork."

A spokesperson for CrossCountry said that Amanda and her family had been 'let down by others who ignore the labels'.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images

Topics: Travel, UK News