Elderly Couple Slammed By Pregnant Mom For Refusing To Give Up Reserved Train Seats

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A pregnant mother from England has taken it to Twitter to criticize an elderly couple for refusing to move from the train seats she had reserved for her children.

Amanda Mancino-Williams is a mother that described how she had booked four seats on a CrossCountry train from Cheltenham to Nottingham but found that an elderly couple was sitting in two of the four seats. When she asked the couple to move, they, reportedly, dismissed her.

This is what she tweeted:

The mother featured a photo of the couple along with the tweet, and she also included a photo of her three children sitting across from the couple in a follow-up tweet.
Fortunately, another passenger offered his seat to the family before the train conductor intervened and moved Mancino-Williams and her family to an empty table in first-class.

The mother said that she has since received pushback for publicizing an “everyday occurrence”, and, in response, she said that she was only using her experience as a teachable moment.

A spokesperson for CrossCountry has since acknowledged the episode and said in a statement that it’s a shame when a family has reserved seats to travel together and be let down by others who ignore the labels in the back of their chairs. However, they added, they’ll be thanking their conductor for quickly resolving the situation and hope that they all enjoyed the extra space in first class.

The elderly couple hasn’t been identified yet, but another Twitter user reportedly accused them of being similarly rude while boarding the train.