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Placed with strangers when forced to overnight due to misconnect, customary?

 
Old Sep 15, 09, 8:08 am
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Placed with strangers when forced to overnight due to misconnect, customary?

ELM -DTW - MIA. Misconnected in DTW because of a mechanical issue. I have no status. Was given a hotel room to share with two other strangers. (Regular room, 2 double beds, the strangers were friends travelling together) Wrote to TTU and this is the response I got.

"As to your question concerning your stay at the Quality Inn,
I appreciate the opportunity to explain that generally, we will not ask
passengers who are not traveling together to share a room. However, if
there is a shortage of rooms we may encourage customers to seek
accommodations together since they otherwise would not have a room at
all."

I personally thought it was a breach of security and privacy. They have to be breaking some rule. I guess thats what happens when you have no status on an airline.

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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:16 am
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Personally I would have titled this thread "Who NWA made me sleep with"

Now how did 3 people share one room? Were the others a couple? Did you get a suite?
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by Peetyrd View Post
ELM -DTW - MIA. Misconnected in DTW because of a mechanical issue. I have no status. Was given a hotel room to share with two other strangers. Wrote to TTU and this is the response I got.

"As to your question concerning your stay at the Quality Inn,
I appreciate the opportunity to explain that generally, we will not ask
passengers who are not traveling together to share a room. However, if
there is a shortage of rooms we may encourage customers to seek
accommodations together since they otherwise would not have a room at
all."

I personally thought it was a breach of security and privacy. They have to be breaking some rule. I guess thats what happens when you have no status on an airline.
I think what they mean here is a "shortage of rooms that we are willing to pay for." Although I typically stay in hostels or some other form of group lodging (saves €€€!) when traveling I would not be pleased, especially if thrown into a room with a snorer. I have read of other airlines doing this, but thankfully it seems to be a rare occurrence.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:24 am
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Interestingly, there is a report of this happening on United recently. United_PR says it should never happen.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:33 am
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I would have refused out of security concerns - but OT, I'm also against employers who make employees (who know each other) share rooms - just unprofessional, IMO.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:37 am
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Did you check with the hotel to see if other rooms were available?

Did NW give you miles in response to your TTU?
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Peetyrd View Post
They have to be breaking some rule.
Not if the two other people were smokin’ hawt cougars!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
Not if the two other people were smokin’ hawt cougars!

*music starts: Boom chicka wow wow . . .
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Old Sep 15, 09, 10:34 am
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Uh oh - maybe the airline considers room-sharing a new service for passengers. Match.com better watch out. Do passengers get to select their own roommates?

Just kidding, of course. This seems like a bad idea except when there's a calamity such as a blizzard shutting down the airport. In that case, it's better than sleeping in the terminal with hundreds of other people.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by Peetyrd View Post
ELM -DTW - MIA. Misconnected in DTW because of a mechanical issue. I have no status. Was given a hotel room to share with two other strangers. (Regular room, 2 double beds, the strangers were friends travelling together) Wrote to TTU and this is the response I got.

"As to your question concerning your stay at the Quality Inn,
I appreciate the opportunity to explain that generally, we will not ask
passengers who are not traveling together to share a room. However, if
there is a shortage of rooms we may encourage customers to seek
accommodations together since they otherwise would not have a room at
all
."

I personally thought it was a breach of security and privacy. They have to be breaking some rule. I guess thats what happens when you have no status on an airline.
What I'm really hearing is "seek a room with a stranger, or have no room. The choice is yours".

Originally Posted by hobo13 View Post
Interestingly, there is a report of this happening on United recently. United_PR says it should never happen.
What shouldn't happen, and what does happen at the airport, are different things.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 11:28 am
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I'd want to know the elite status of someone before I agreed to share a room with him/her.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by hobo13 View Post
Interestingly, there is a report of this happening on United recently. United_PR says it should never happen.
i was going to mention the same thread when i saw the title of this thread. this should never happen period!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:55 pm
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I'd want to know the elite status of someone before I agreed to share a room with him/her.
For sure...were they DL or NW? ..............KIDDING
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:08 pm
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Unfrickenbelievable.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by csg View Post
I'd want to know the elite status of someone before I agreed to share a room with him/her.
What's that got to do with anything? They should at least share their facebook or myspace page first though.
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