Are you being to harsh on this kid, I think perhaps you are.
It takes chutzpah to do that little trick he did , embarrassment would be the only downfall to the nerve he had. Lol
I find myself thinking as an old biddy “ well I never, the nerve of him taking an empty seat ) can you Imagine.Do you hear the sarcasm?
Whom did he cheat? The first ticket buyer that one would think could have that preference ( being they said not on this flight?) regardless, empty seat, I’d repeat.
Awe come on now , give the kid a break. You sounded a bit jealous.
What do you think?