Politics not only makes strange bedfellows, but it also makes for some bizarre seating arrangements on airlines.
On Tuesday, the two were on their way to Houston to prepare for Thursday’s debate when they found they were seated near each other on the United Airlines flight.
Buttigieg couldn’t help but rib the airline for seating him just behind the Minnesota senator, who, to be honest, seemed very pleased by the coincidence.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 10, 2019
The United Airlines social media team quickly responded with a more corporate-sounding version of the schoolyard taunt: “I meant to do that.”
Hey Pete, we thought you two might want to talk debate strategies before the big night Thursday. ^RY
— United Airlines (@united) September 10, 2019
Others weighed in on the photo as well:
More like RE-United, amirite?
— Meg Alladahn (@alladahn) September 10, 2019
OMG I would die to be on this airplane and hear this convo 😍
— The Midwest for Pete Buttigieg (@Midwest4Pete) September 10, 2019
Amy heard someone whisper in her ear, “hey, ever thought of running for Vice President?” Then she turned around…
— kitchenkitten (@Katt_Petersen) September 10, 2019
🤣 Perfect seat for Opporesearch!
— RestaLynn Shotz (@ocgrower) September 10, 2019
I generally don’t donate to campaigns bc reasons, but how much do you two need to stop flying United?
— Chris Biancaniello (@chris_nello) September 10, 2019
— Brian Micheal (@BrianMicheal6) September 10, 2019
One sage person then predicted what might happen next ― at least on Twitter.
I smell a caption contest.
— Some Angry Schmuck (@AngrySchmuck) September 10, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus