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Old Jun 1, 19, 1:25 pm
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akdancer
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SFO, SEA, formerly ANC
Programs: AS MVPG, DL SkyClub (Life), Hertz 5*, HH Gold, AS Lounge -- AA, DL, UA, HA
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
One it's under gate control anything can happen. The gate agents can do whatever they want. There is a procedure that they are supposed to follow -- whether they do or not is another story. This is why I always go say hi to the GA when my number on the list is smaller than the number of F seats available. (ETA: The procedure that I'm talking about here is asking before they split you)

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I wish I'd had this advice a while back, flying MKE-SEA. There were 3 empty F seats - my wife & I (both MVPG) were top of the upgrade list. We took our assigned seats in PC, and waited for the GA to move us up before departure. Never happened, so I asked FA about it. "Up to GA" - but by then she'd left the plane and the door was shut. We took off with those 3 empty seats in F still empty. Very unhappy about AS since then.
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