Don’t Freak Out If You Get Bumped from First Class
No one likes to get bumped from first class—especially Andie McDowell. However, the airlines sometimes have to bump passengers if there’s a change in equipment (for instance, if they change from a plane with a large first class to one with few seats) or because an air marshal needs a seat. If your bump from first class is due to an air marshal needing a seat, airline representatives won’t give you an explanation in order to protect the agent’s identity. What you can do is either ask for a refund or to be put on another flight.
FYI: The open seat pictured above was onboard a SilkAir 737-800.
H/T to the New York Post.
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