I refused an u/g. Go ahead and chastise me.

 
Old Jan 12, 07, 11:40 pm
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I refused an u/g. Go ahead and chastise me.

It was the field promotion variety and I do plan to count it in my 2007 u/g %.

I got to the gate and was #1 on the list with 0 F seats left. There were 18 on the list including me. It was an MD-88. I resigned myself to Y and boarded in zone 2. The guy across the aisle in the middle actually stopped an FA and asked if he could have a seat in F. She told him there was one empty and it might be available. I remained quiet but prepared to speak up.

2 minutes later the door shut and the FA came up the aisle and asked for me by name. I waved her off and said give it to the next guy. It wasn't Mr Bold-as-brass-in-the-middle-seat-across-the-aisle, but some poor guy in row 36.

Why did I turn it down?

1. Short flight. 25 minutes flying time. Coats often not hung and drinks often not served on this route. Missed zone 1 boarding and preflight drink.
2. I actually fit fine in a coach seat.
3. Too much trouble to get out of the window seat, annoy the guy on the aisle and move my bag.
4. Already had plenty to drink in PC, on previous flight and in CRC and a 70 mile drive after landing.
6. F seat only 4 rows ahead of me and I wasn't leaving BHM until my checked bag appeared on the carousel.

Am I gonna get drummed off the board?
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Old Jan 13, 07, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
Am I gonna get drummed off the board?
No drumming from me. Given identical circumstances, I probably would have done the same. Now for the test: had you been in an aisle seat with all other circumstances the same, would you have accepted?
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Old Jan 13, 07, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
Am I gonna get drummed off the board?
Been nice knowing you.

I might not have took it either. As DLFan points out, what about the aisle seat? I would have probably taken it then and just left my carryons behind.

So, how does this count for your upgrade percentages?
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Old Jan 13, 07, 10:33 am
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I refuse upgrades when MrsM is with me..and she dosent get companion upgrade. She gets my seat up front.

I have also given my FC seat to kids returning from Iraq.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by DLfan View Post
No drumming from me. Given identical circumstances, I probably would have done the same. Now for the test: had you been in an aisle seat with all other circumstances the same, would you have accepted?
I probably would have taken it if I was on the aisle.

I might have taken it from the window if I hadn't already had 4 drinks.

I would definitely have done so if it was earlier in the day.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by indufan View Post
Been nice knowing you.

I might not have took it either. As DLFan points out, what about the aisle seat? I would have probably taken it then and just left my carryons behind.

So, how does this count for your upgrade percentages?
With it, I am 3/4. Without it .. well most people here can do that math.

My goal as a PM is to beat my GM 59% of last year. ^
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Old Jan 13, 07, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
With it, I am 3/4. Without it .. well most people here can do that math.

My goal as a PM is to beat my GM 59% of last year. ^
It's 75% with and 50% without. I suggest you count it which will put you 16 points ahead.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 11:44 am
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MODS- suspend the OP for violating the first rule of the TOS!

Seriously, row 36 on that plane is terrible, the upgrade would make a big difference for that guy, even for just 25 minutes.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
Am I gonna get drummed off the board?
Naw, I did that once last year on an ATL-MLB flight. I was in the 2 seat side second exit row of the MD88 having a nice converstaion with the guy next to me and another traveller came up to me who had my exit seat and my new boarding pass for my upgrade. I told him just to take my seat in first, he was so excited that it made my day.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 12:37 pm
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Nobody wants my FC seat. That's the problem.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle View Post
MODS- suspend the OP for violating the first rule of the TOS!

Seriously, row 36 on that plane is terrible, the upgrade would make a big difference for that guy, even for just 25 minutes.
The mods will discuss this issue and decide on the appropriate action. One possible action may be to sentence BamaVol to the DL Lounge thread for a month.

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Old Jan 13, 07, 1:12 pm
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For a 25 min flight, I dont think sitting in F/C is justified anyway.
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Old Jan 13, 07, 1:36 pm
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One possible action may be to sentence BamaVol to the DL Lounge thread for a month.
Or make him shave his eyebrows and pencil them in high on his forehead. (An OMNI thing).
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Old Jan 13, 07, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jwillett13 View Post
For a 25 min flight, I dont think sitting in F/C is justified anyway.
Of all the reasons I might decline an upgrade (you do know these are free, right?), this would not be one of them. Are you saying that you don't even request the upgrade on short flights?
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Old Jan 13, 07, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jwillett13 View Post
For a 25 min flight, I dont think sitting in F/C is justified anyway.
It doesn't matter if the flight is 5 minutes or 5 hours, it still takes a lot less time to deplane from FC. That is one of the biggest hidden benefits of upgrades, deplaning time. Get off the plane sometime and wait for someone in row 40.
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