Being seated next to (or in this case, behind) someone you know on a flight can certainly go both ways — it’s either a happy bit of serendipity or a curse; a terrible curse.
For Democratic Presidential rivals Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, it turned out to be more of the former — though still a little awkward we’d imagine. Both candidates appeared to have a good laugh at the seating arrangement.
Buttigieg and Klobuchar were traveling on a United Airlines flight to Houston, the host city of Thursday’s Democratic debate.
Buttigieg tweeted a photo, writing, “Very funny, @united”.
Klobuchar retweeted the image, adding, “And the debate begins.. Good sitting by you @PeteButtigieg”.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 10, 2019
United couldn’t help but chime in, commenting, “Hey Pete, we thought you two might want to talk debate strategies before the big night Thursday. ^RY”.
Hey Pete, we thought you two might want to talk debate strategies before the big night Thursday. ^RY
— United Airlines (@united) September 10, 2019