The Man and Woman would produce two boarding passes, each carrying a kid. (in this story there was a 1-yr old and a 2-yr old as I understand it) The third ticket was for the teenager that went on a previous flight. So, if you produce two boarding cards the plucker would assume two lap seats and your in. The third seat, having never been checked in, would be eligible for reissue. But more to your point - I'm not saying he intended to defraud the airline. I'm saying his is an *******. My evidence of that is the video of his ass in the chair talking about his rights.