Flyer sparks debate with hack that sees him buying a WHOLE row of seats then getting a refund
A traveling expert has sparked furious debate after he advised flyers to use his ‘poor man’s first class’ hack that sees you purchasing a whole row of seats then cancelling two of them 45 minutes before the flight.
A man who goes by @Ndainternet on TikTok has thrown further fuel on the fire on the conversation surrounding airplane etiquette that has reached a fever pitch after a traveler shared her hack for quieting down those loud passengers and a jet-setting influencer revealed she never swaps seats.
Most recently, the London-based frequent flyer – who frequently shares travel hacks with his 861,000 TikTok followers – revealed he buys a row of seats in coach and then cancels two of the seats less than an hour before the plane takes off, so that he can have a three spaces to himself.
But while some social media users praised the hack – others were left outraged.
A traveling expert has sparked furious debate after he advised flyers to use his ‘poor man’s first class’ hack
It sees you purchasing a whole row of seats then cancelling two of them 45 minutes before the flight
The London-based content creator frequently shares flying hacks on his TikTok, where he boasts over 861,000 followers
He captioned the viral clip, which amassed over 1.2 million views, ‘If you’re looking to fly on an airline or travel abroad on holiday, you can’t afford a private jet or the first class on most flights.
‘But with this hack, you can book an airline ticket and get yourself the cheap version of first class and save money!’
‘This is called a “poor man’s first class,” there’s no catch. Just make sure the two additional tickets are fully refundable,’ he said in the clip.
He then explained that ’90 per cent’ of the time, airlines ‘don’t fill the seats,’ meaning he gets ‘the whole row’ to himself.
The content creator – who frequently shares traveling hacks on his account – suggested viewers follow him for more tips and tricks for flying.
However, the man seemed to anger many viewers and sparked a massive heated discussion about whether his hack was ‘genius’ or ‘self-centered.’
Many social media users even criticized the man for advising others to commit ‘fraud’ and were quick to slam him for not knowing travel etiquette.
Others said it would prompt airlines to stop allowing flyers to cancel trips and ‘ruin’ things for other flyers.
Many social media users even criticized the man for advising others to commit ‘fraud’ and were quick to slam him for not knowing travel etiquette
One person commented: ‘The catch is the airlines will stop offering refundable tickets and the rest of us suffer.’
‘Talk about self-centered and not thinking of anyone else,’ said one user.
‘Yeah in a basic term they call that fraud,’ said one person.
Another person added: ‘Tell me you have no care for anyone else or the environment, well done you.’
And while some viewers slammed the content creator, other social media users branded him a ‘genius’ and those who fly stand by jokingly thanked him for offering them more seats.
One person said: ‘As a pilot’s child, please keep doing this. Great for those of us flying standby.’
‘Genius,’ commented one person.
Another user added: ‘Got to remember this one.’
One person wrote: ‘I fly stand by, so thanks for saving me a seat!’
And while some viewers slammed the content creator, other social media users branded him a ‘genius’
His clip has garnered viral success and comes just two days after a pilot told DailyMail.com all there is to know about airplane etiquette – including how to distract any toddlers on board and how to store your bags.
It also comes a week after an influencer reignited the debate about airplane etiquette as she revealed she refused to switch sweats for a family.
Audrey Peters, 25, took to TikTok to share her dismay at being asked to move to a middle seat in order for a family to sit together.
The social media star, who is from Miami but currently lives in New York City, laughed the request off and said that they should have booked their flight earlier.
Her reaction sent the web spinning as seat switching continues to divide the internet.
In the past, DailyMail.com’s Jaci Stephen even offered up her view, and confessed that she ‘absolutely refuses’ to swap seats, no matter how angry the passenger requesting to switch may get.