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“Do You Know Who I Am?”: The Definitive Thread of DYKWIA Stories

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Old Oct 18, 10, 6:01 pm
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Old Oct 18, 10, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by HawkSE View Post
Always fun to board with the family of 4 in F. Then watch the multitude of folks board and stare at my (now) age 11 and 7 boys sitting together in 4 C and D.
You think that was fun; I got one on ya. Quite a few years ago now; me, my mom, my aunt and uncle, and 4 cousins were all in F on a CVG-CUN on a 738. We took up half the F cabin. All five of us kids were under 20 at that time. The looks we got....

BTW, this was long before the time of all the complimentary upgrades and super elite DM status.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:12 pm
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"I don't have to gate-check my roller on a CRJ2. I know, I'm a Diamond"

Paraphrasing a little, but that's pretty much how it went down. After Diamondzilla was told by the GA that he needed a pink tag, he explained how he's a Diamond member and he knew better and he and his roller stormed into the jetway without one. The GA chased after him. She explained it's FAA rules and his response was to the effect of "Don't insult my intelligence!" They were a little far down so I didn't get all the words, but I heard him demand the GA's name. After the GA came back, a 2nd GA said "You handled that well."
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:15 pm
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Did he GC his bag?
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by tkey75 View Post
Did he GC his bag?
I actually don't know. They were way down the jetway and people were blocking me. I would assume either the GA or the FA on board did. He was already seated in a middle exit row (I was up front) and I didn't see any roller in the open overheads.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakshadow View Post
Paraphrasing a little, but that's pretty much how it went down. After Diamondzilla was told by the GA that he needed a pink tag, he explained how he's a Diamond member and he knew better and he and his roller stormed into the jetway without one. The GA chased after him. She explained it's FAA rules and his response was to the effect of "Don't insult my intelligence!" They were a little far down so I didn't get all the words, but I heard him demand the GA's name. After the GA came back, a 2nd GA said "You handled that well."
The GA should be fired. How can he/dhe not know what Diamond is?
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:20 pm
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Goes to show - some Diamonds are definitely NOT HVCs.

This is one of the times I wish the airports would get rid of GIDS and go back to a more "opaque" upgrade and seat assignment process. This guy needs to discover just how comfortable 38B on an MD-8X can be for a few flights.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by avidflyer View Post
The GA should be fired. How can he/dhe not know what Diamond is?
Definitely. I'm surprised that the GA even needed to be reminded, by him, that he was a Diamond. Didn't they know who he was?!
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Definitely. I'm surprised that the GA even needed to be reminded, by him, that he was a Diamond. Didn't they know who he was?!
I'm surprised the GA was allowed to come back out of the jetway. After such an offense, they should be pushed into the turbines.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Definitely. I'm surprised that the GA even needed to be reminded, by him, that he was a Diamond. Didn't they know who he was?!
Ironically, there are a few roller bags that will fit under a seat, a diamond would know that, the Kettles might not.

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Old Dec 8, 10, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Definitely. I'm surprised that the GA even needed to be reminded, by him, that he was a Diamond. Didn't they know who he was?!
um, I hope you're being sarcastic!
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Old Dec 8, 10, 2:33 pm
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I don't know so much if this is because s/he is a Super-Triple-Uranium-Plutonium-Iridium-Diamond member as it is a reflection of the direction civility is going in general in this country. I've seen this behavior on all the major US carriers I've flown.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by jimrpa View Post
um, I hope you're being sarcastic!
This whole thread is sarcastic.

I rail on the DYKWIA-types as hard as anyone. (psst: this Delta forum has quite a few!)
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Old Dec 8, 10, 2:58 pm
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What we really need is a DYKWIA sticky, so that I can ignore it.
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Old Dec 8, 10, 3:17 pm
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All of the DYKWIA's attitude aside, I recently had a GA-in-training tell me I needed to pink-tag my computer backpack on an RJ. I told him no, it will fit under my seat (which it will, with room to spare). When he tried to insist, I may have muttered something under my breath about having been on more RJ's in the past two months than he had been on in his life, but I don't exactly remember.

Of course, I was actually polite. I told him that if it didn't fit, I would pink-tag it.
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