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More leg room, please!

On today’s show we heard about an airline who did the dirty on one of their passengers.

Well how would you feel if you’d booked, and paid for, a seat on a plane with extra leg room, only to be told days before the flight that you’d been downgraded so the seat could be given to a mum and her baby?

Well pretty ticked I guess. 

The man in question had pre-booked booked bulkhead seats several months beforehand for himself and his partner for a flight to New York. 

Not unsurprisingly he called the airline to complain only to be left hanging on the line for 2 hours before he was able to talk to someone, who then told him that the mother was prioritised as she needed the easy access to the bathroom and extra room for “the bassinet” baby bed.

After much to-ing and fro-ing he was eventually, but somewhat grudgingly, offered seats providing similar leg-room to the bulkhead seats he had originally booked.

One might at least have expected to be asked if you were willing to switched seats and offered compensation, but it seems that it is not uncommon to be told, its just too bad – take it our leave it!

In the second hour I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who took us back to the village of Pleshey which in the 14th century was a thriving and very important town.

Pleshey Castle was at that time owned by Thomas Duke of Gloucester who happened to be the uncle of King Richard II.

Unfortunately it seems that the king was very jealous of the power and wealth of his uncle and took steps to redress this situation.

If you missed what Margaret said you can catch it all again here:-

Right that’s it for me this week BUT next week I’ll be with you for a full 3 days, so hope to have the pleasure of your company then,
Scott

More leg room, please!

On today’s show we heard about an airline who did the dirty on one of their passengers.

Well how would you feel if you’d booked, and paid for, a seat on a plane with extra leg room, only to be told days before the flight that you’d been downgraded so the seat could be given to a mum and her baby?

Well pretty ticked I guess. 

The man in question had pre-booked booked bulkhead seats several months beforehand for himself and his partner for a flight to New York. 

Not unsurprisingly he called the airline to complain only to be left hanging on the line for 2 hours before he was able to talk to someone, who then told him that the mother was prioritised as she needed the easy access to the bathroom and extra room for “the bassinet” baby bed.

After much to-ing and fro-ing he was eventually, but somewhat grudgingly, offered seats providing similar leg-room to the bulkhead seats he had originally booked.

One might at least have expected to be asked if you were willing to switched seats and offered compensation, but it seems that it is not uncommon to be told, its just too bad – take it our leave it!

In the second hour I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who took us back to the village of Pleshey which in the 14th century was a thriving and very important town.

Pleshey Castle was at that time owned by Thomas Duke of Gloucester who happened to be the uncle of King Richard II.

Unfortunately it seems that the king was very jealous of the power and wealth of his uncle and took steps to redress this situation.

If you missed what Margaret said you can catch it all again here:-

Right that’s it for me this week BUT next week I’ll be with you for a full 3 days, so hope to have the pleasure of your company then,
Scott

More leg room, please!

On today’s show we heard about an airline who did the dirty on one of their passengers.

Well how would you feel if you’d booked, and paid for, a seat on a plane with extra leg room, only to be told days before the flight that you’d been downgraded so the seat could be given to a mum and her baby?

Well pretty ticked I guess. 

The man in question had pre-booked booked bulkhead seats several months beforehand for himself and his partner for a flight to New York. 

Not unsurprisingly he called the airline to complain only to be left hanging on the line for 2 hours before he was able to talk to someone, who then told him that the mother was prioritised as she needed the easy access to the bathroom and extra room for “the bassinet” baby bed.

After much to-ing and fro-ing he was eventually, but somewhat grudgingly, offered seats providing similar leg-room to the bulkhead seats he had originally booked.

One might at least have expected to be asked if you were willing to switched seats and offered compensation, but it seems that it is not uncommon to be told, its just too bad – take it our leave it!

In the second hour I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who took us back to the village of Pleshey which in the 14th century was a thriving and very important town.

Pleshey Castle was at that time owned by Thomas Duke of Gloucester who happened to be the uncle of King Richard II.

Unfortunately it seems that the king was very jealous of the power and wealth of his uncle and took steps to redress this situation.

If you missed what Margaret said you can catch it all again here:-

Right that’s it for me this week BUT next week I’ll be with you for a full 3 days, so hope to have the pleasure of your company then,
Scott

More leg room, please!

On today’s show we heard about an airline who did the dirty on one of their passengers.

Well how would you feel if you’d booked, and paid for, a seat on a plane with extra leg room, only to be told days before the flight that you’d been downgraded so the seat could be given to a mum and her baby?

Well pretty ticked I guess. 

The man in question had pre-booked booked bulkhead seats several months beforehand for himself and his partner for a flight to New York. 

Not unsurprisingly he called the airline to complain only to be left hanging on the line for 2 hours before he was able to talk to someone, who then told him that the mother was prioritised as she needed the easy access to the bathroom and extra room for “the bassinet” baby bed.

After much to-ing and fro-ing he was eventually, but somewhat grudgingly, offered seats providing similar leg-room to the bulkhead seats he had originally booked.

One might at least have expected to be asked if you were willing to switched seats and offered compensation, but it seems that it is not uncommon to be told, its just too bad – take it our leave it!

In the second hour I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who took us back to the village of Pleshey which in the 14th century was a thriving and very important town.

Pleshey Castle was at that time owned by Thomas Duke of Gloucester who happened to be the uncle of King Richard II.

Unfortunately it seems that the king was very jealous of the power and wealth of his uncle and took steps to redress this situation.

If you missed what Margaret said you can catch it all again here:-

Right that’s it for me this week BUT next week I’ll be with you for a full 3 days, so hope to have the pleasure of your company then,
Scott

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