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The Gate Lice are coming... the GATE LICE are coming


Old Dec 15, 17, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by ethernal View Post
Not sure I understand the hate about the pillars. What's the objection to them? People will still crowd the gate. At least with the pillars it's easier to board with your zone. Flying out of Atlanta during peak hours usually means about 75-100 people with SkyPriority, so at least the pillars mean that it's a little easier to board in PREM without having to push through a crowd. If anything people that hate gate lice should love it - it means they can sit down until the PREM (or SKY) is almost empty and then just walk through it - as opposed to trying to parade through a bunch of SKY people when PREM is almost done boarding.
There will be pillar lovers and pillar haters. I happen to fall into the hatred camp. The picture posted in this thread of the gate cluster in STL A6 is all I ever see at pillar gates. While it was by no means pretty before, it was not what I see now (speaking for my opinion only). At a pillar gate nobody can easily approach the GA desk as the pillar lines all obscure and block it. That alone screams poor customer service to me. I rarely need a GA, but I see many people on every flight who have a need to approach the desk.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 4:41 pm
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As with the previous poster, I'm sure there will be some who love the gates vs. those who hate them. I'm not a fan of them.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 6:50 pm
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BWI the other night waiting on the CR9 to RDU. The plane hadn't even finished unloading yet and this was the lineup. One man clogged up the SP line despite not being SP and then loudly claimed the reason he didn't fly Delta was because they asked him to move from the line?

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Old Dec 21, 17, 2:00 pm
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The Onion covering gate lice, Delta gate in the picture

https://local.theonion.com/man-prowl...ngl-1819578761
hortkie, altabello and defrosted like this.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 11:57 am
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Gate lice out in force today at BWI...

ATL flight, almost complete thrombosis:



DTW flight. Mind you, people are still deplaning from the inbound.



EDIT: GA just announced "boarding has not started yet, please leave the exit free"
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Old Jan 3, 18, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Pretzelsandpeanuts View Post
The Onion covering gate lice, Delta gate in the picture

https://local.theonion.com/man-prowl...ngl-1819578761
Delta's gate at ORD to be exact.


...after the gate agent announced that passengers in the first zone could begin to board, Smith reportedly pulled his ticket from his pocket with lightning-quick reflexes and charged forward to the front of the queue in a manner identical to that of a leopard bounding after a spooked warthog.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Pretzelsandpeanuts View Post
The Onion covering gate lice, Delta gate in the picture

https://local.theonion.com/man-prowl...ngl-1819578761
Amusing article, notwithstanding the fact that the picture is not of SFO and there is no Delta gate 33 at SFO.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 1:15 pm
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My last few flights on Delta, people were remarkably civilized. Yes, there were some congregating when preboards were announced but they were loosely assembled. I was able to get on easily when Prem was announced without having to fight my way through a sea of clueless passengers. Hope this is trend instead of just a few coincidentally good flights.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lbcnu View Post
Amusing article, notwithstanding the fact that the picture is not of SFO and there is no Delta gate 33 at SFO.
You should report the author to the meme police
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Old Jan 3, 18, 6:42 pm
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DTW on Christmas Day, boarding for DTW-AMS.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 7:10 pm
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DTW on Christmas Day, boarding for DTW-AMS.
Readily admitting I canít really tell from the picture, it looks to me like there are nowhere near enough chairs for all those people. I see that sort of thing more and more...not enough chairs, chairs taken up with paraphernalia, bags and feet in the aisles. Ugh. Why bother? May as well stand. Hopefully not in the way.
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Old Jan 4, 18, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by dalehill View Post

Readily admitting I canít really tell from the picture, it looks to me like there are nowhere near enough chairs for all those people. I see that sort of thing more and more...not enough chairs, chairs taken up with paraphernalia, bags and feet in the aisles. Ugh. Why bother? May as well stand. Hopefully not in the way.
Not to mention that I'd rather stand since I'm going to be sitting for the next 8 hours.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by dalehill View Post

Readily admitting I canít really tell from the picture, it looks to me like there are nowhere near enough chairs for all those people. I see that sort of thing more and more...not enough chairs, chairs taken up with paraphernalia, bags and feet in the aisles. Ugh. Why bother? May as well stand. Hopefully not in the way.
Actually if you look to the left of the frame you can see empty seats. Furthermore, A52 didn't have a flight so there were two gate areas worth of seats for people. Instead I had to push through this throng to board when Delta One was called
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Old Jan 8, 18, 10:41 pm
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Just finished LAX based trip.
The posts have arrived.
Post - Premium
Post - Priority Sky
Post - Zone 1
Posts - Zone et al
Coming from an AA world where we have only two lanes, I liked the pillars flying on DL for the first time in years because AA suffers from the priority lane backing up with credit card holders, who are sometimes aggressive in their line camping to the point where I had to push through in my own zone. My favorite: "Um, they're only boarding first." Me with seat 2C: "I know."

DL Translation: "Zone 1 gate lice were preventing Premium and Sky Priority from boarding."
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Old Jan 8, 18, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
My favorite: "Um, they're only boarding first." Me with seat 2C: "I know."
Must have been my past encounter's relative.

Relative: They just said they're boarding ROW 1. Why are you trying to go around me?
Me [flashing BP]: Because I DO have Row 1
Relative: Oh.
Me [unspoken]: idiot
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