Woman dumps boyfriend after his mum refuses to buy her a first class ticket

Going on a holiday with your partner's family can be a big step in a new relationship.

However, for one woman, it marked the end after her boyfriend's mother refused to buy her a first-class ticket for the flight.

More surprising still, many people are on her side.

The woman took to the Reddit page 'Am I The A**hole' to ask more than 40,000 users if she was in the wrong.

Writing under the username 'NoTGoingThank', she explained that she was travelling to Cabo for spring break with her boyfriend, his parents, siblings and their partners.

According to the woman, her partner's mother, who she called Becky, often made "snide remarks" about her parents' blue-collar jobs and her job in nursing.

Things reached a pinnacle at the airport after she realised Becky had purchased first-class plane tickets for seven other people in the group, while she was left to fly in coach.

According to the post, Becky wasn't shy about explaining the reason why.

"She told me I was used to it and she had a free coach ticket so I should be grateful for going," wrote the woman.

"They all did their express check-ins and left me in the long line for me to think about what the heck is going on.

"I had to keep from crying the whole time in line. I got up to the counter and there was a baggage fee for me. My boyfriend at the time never once helped me through the coach line or said anything to his mom".

NoTGoingThank continued: "I looked over at his mum's smug face as I was about to pay the checked baggage fee. And I let all of my frustrations out on the attendant and started crying."

After her tears were ignored by her boyfriend and the check-in staff said she shouldn't go with the family, she promptly broke up with him and left.

When asked whether she was in the wrong for the breakup, more than 30,000 people responded, with most supporting the woman.

"The fact she got seven (7)!!! other people first-class tickets and yet magically the budget ran out when it came to you tells you everything you need to know," wrote one person.

Another responded: "Your boyfriend's entire family is absolute trash. Pure toxic garbage."

"Breaking up with him was the best thing you could have done for the peace and happiness of your future self," wrote a third.

Many also called out the check-in lady, calling her the "real MVP".

This article was first published by the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.