FlyerTalk member pmlflyer wants to know, should he report this situation:
Looking for some advice. so Myself (Plat) and my GF (Gold) flew two nights ago on UA51 to Madrid. We were seated on 18E and 18F. Close to departure we realized that 18D was a no show. Mentioned to the FA that my GF would like to move to such seat and the FA said that would be fine once the door closed.
Shortly after talking to the FA the non rev seating in 19E forcefully asks that he would like to seat in 19D since he has a problem and need to use the bathroom regularly. My GF being a small woman in her twenties stupidly cracks due to the pressure and gives up the seat.
As no surprise to me Non-Rev 18D does not stand up a single time during the whole flight. I found this to be completely offensive and systematically to take advantage of paying customers that essentially called dibs on a seat.
Before those asking how we knew he was a non rev, well all the people sitting on 19DEF were non revs as they were all on the double standby lists for economy and BF and both parties were talking about how they use their non rev privileges, seem to be on buddy passes. One party of more experienced older travelers were actually promoting to the other non rev that there were other empty seats apart from the one that he was seating in and that he should try to change so they could have the spear seat in between them.
What do you think pmlflyer should do? Weigh in on the United Airlines forum thread HERE.
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