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Seat Swapping, Seat Poaching and Seating Etiquette: The Definitive Thread

Seat Swapping, Seat Poaching and Seating Etiquette: The Definitive Thread

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The Definitive Guide to Seat Poaching

1. Don't do it.
2. Alternatively to #1: Asking politely (and not demanding) to swap for an equal or better seat is acceptable by most (but the final decision always lays with the original seat holder)...but, be warned, some FT'ers may breathe fire at you.
3. Keep in mind that Point 2 is not seat poaching.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 12:18 pm
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Now that is a travel story! Gave me goosebumps.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie View Post
That is awesome - you've just made my day!
Thanks.

Originally Posted by FC flyer View Post
Now that is a travel story! Gave me goosebumps.
Thanks. Best $100.00 I ever spent!

Originally Posted by 18sas View Post
You see! that's totally the plot of a rom-com. I think I heard a Jewel song in the background.
Yup. And the best part is I also acquired a stepchild, who ended up becoming a Delta FA and we can fly Non-Rev.

Sometimes you just never know when you meet someone in a bar . . .

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Old Dec 10, 15, 2:23 pm
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Awesome story.

The joys of travel and drinking in bars pays off

Congrats.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
We walked onto the plane together from the bar. I gave her the $100 and my boarding pass, and told her to offer it to whomever was sitting next to her. This guy comes up the aisle looking like he had just won the lottery.

I was single at the time, and the girl turned out to be a keeper. She's my wife.
I guess you trusted her not to keep the $100 for herself and offer the other guy just your boarding pass.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
Yup. And the best part is I also acquired a stepchild, who ended up becoming a Delta FA and we can fly Non-Rev.

Sometimes you just never know when you meet someone in a bar . . .
I like this attitude much better than Diarrhea.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
Yup. And the best part is I also acquired a stepchild, who ended up becoming a Delta FA and we can fly Non-Rev.

Sometimes you just never know when you meet someone in a bar . . .
You were saying she was hot but then turned out to be a M ILF and now she's your wife and nowadays you have the benifits of her child being a (hot) FA...
Is this the introduction of a new porn category?!
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Old Dec 10, 15, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
Yup. And the best part is I also acquired a stepchild, who ended up becoming a Delta FA and we can fly Non-Rev.

Sometimes you just never know when you meet someone in a bar . . .
That would be the part of the movie that plays over the credits.

Originally Posted by Pipo1 View Post
You were saying she was hot but then turned out to be a M ILF and now she's your wife and nowadays you have the benifits of her child being a (hot) FA...
Is this the introduction of a new porn category?!
That is a film genre that I had not considered.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Pipo1 View Post
You were saying she was hot but then turned out to be a M ILF and now she's your wife and nowadays you have the benifits of her child being a (hot) FA...
Is this the introduction of a new porn category?!
Yes, except the child is my stepson, and he's really not hot.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I guess you trusted her not to keep the $100 for herself and offer the other guy just your boarding pass.
It was a risk I was willing to take. And I wasn't too concerned about the $100.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by DrDiarrhea View Post
..It's mine to give, not theirs to demand. When I decline the request, I am well within my rights to do so, and well within the bounds of acceptable social behavior.

You are right. And as another poster pointed out, I/you may have another reason for wanting a certain seat. We are all entitled to our reasons and have no obligation to share or answer for it.

But, anyone that says they will not switch just BECAUSE is being, well.... I will leave that blank.

If 2b and 3b and 4b have exactly the same VALUE to you, but you refuse to swap - why?

Because you can? Okay. Be like that.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
We walked onto the plane together from the bar. I gave her the $100 and my boarding pass, and told her to offer it to whomever was sitting next to her. This guy comes up the aisle looking like he had just won the lottery.

I was single at the time, and the girl turned out to be a keeper. She's my wife.
Outstanding
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Old Dec 10, 15, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
I once paid a guy $100 and my first class seat, to take his window seat way back in Y, just so I could sit next to this hot girl I met in the airport bar before the flight. She had the aisle seat next to him.
This is so romantic, it needs its own thread.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 11:54 pm
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People spent time being really uncomfortable on a beach in Normandy helping us all out.

People on your plane spent some time in Southeast Asia doing the same

People are in the desert now today doing the same.

The horrible experience of sharing a metal tube does not even rate mention enough to bring me to some of the self absorbed attitudes displayed in seat swapping threads.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
We walked onto the plane together from the bar. I gave her the $100 and my boarding pass, and told her to offer it to whomever was sitting next to her. This guy comes up the aisle looking like he had just won the lottery.

I was single at the time, and the girl turned out to be a keeper. She's my wife.
That is a fantastic story! We're not worthy... WKWYA (We Know Who You Are!)
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Old Dec 11, 15, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA2014 View Post
Yes, except the child is my stepson, and he's really not hot.
Lol, can also be a posibility but then a gay porn gerne...
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