If you’ve ever had to fly in economy class, you know that a first class or business class seat experience is incomparable—and that’s just what NFL quarterback Cam Newton learned on a recent international flight from Paris back to Charlotte, North Carolina. He offered a huge sum of money to buy someone’s seat from them but his plan failed.
Poor Cam Newton. The Carolina Panthers quarterback recently had to suffer through an international flight from Paris to North Carolina in—gasp!—an economy seat. We plebes may know what it’s like, but celebrities aren’t often accustomed to flying in the cramped airspace we all otherwise get stuck with on most flights. It wasn’t for lack of trying though; Newton gave a valiant effort at attempting to acquire an exit row seat with extra legroom on his flight.
Newton is a big guy. Standing tall at 6 feet 5 inches (195 cm) and 245 pounds (111 kg), it’s no wonder he wanted a better seat with more legroom on his flight back from Paris’ Men’s Fashion Week. In a video shared on Twitter by user @ElisaraEdwards (a former football player for Colorado State), the football player can be seen offering to buy a passenger’s exit row seat from them. According to the tweet, he offered a cool $1,500 for the seat—and no one agreed to it. He walked back to his own seat with a rather stunned (or embarrassed?) smile on his face.
According to CNN, the passenger Newton tried to buy the seat from added insult to injury by asking how tall Newton is before turning down the offer.
— Eli Edwards (@ElisaraEdwards) June 22, 2019
Newton’s flight in economy class was born out of necessity. The player missed his first flight which he had a business seat on and was stuck flying home to Charlotte through Dallas in economy instead.
[Featured Image: Twitter/ @ElisaraEdwards]