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DYKWIA stories (Travelling on United Airlines) (Archive)

DYKWIA stories (Travelling on United Airlines) (Archive)

Old Nov 29, 12, 12:47 am
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DYKWIA stories (Travelling on United Airlines) (Archive)

I board my ER 145? (sorry if I named the equipment wrong), I am in 1A, the FA tells me, 2A and 3A that the they are having some Air conditioning problems in the front of this plane and since it is less than half full we can feel free to move to any open row and get two seats to stretch out. 2A immediately jumps up and tries to take both 3 b and c (E+ seats), almost knocking me over. I gave FA my best over entitled look, she glances quickly at the manifest and says to him, "do you know who this is? (no really, she used those words) He is a platinum, you will have to take a different row sir, he is entitled to both of those seats because of his loyal service to the airline. I will however give you a free beverage if you like for the inconvenience."

I laughed only because of this board, then took my seat with the proper glow of an over entitled elite flyer. I will most certainly be giving a great report if .bomb picks this flight for my survey.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 5:19 am
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Funny I was on that plane (I think) when I discovered the ac problem in 1A.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 6:37 am
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The other funny part is that even though they market 3B/C as E+ (or "ELR") seats, I find them to actually be more cramped and restrictive. There's a reason almost everybody on this board recommends row 12 instead. And even if row 12 is occupied, I still prefer rows 4 through 10 over row 3.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by o mikros View Post
The other funny part is that even though they market 3B/C as E+ (or "ELR") seats, I find them to actually be more cramped and restrictive. There's a reason almost everybody on this board recommends row 12 instead. And even if row 12 is occupied, I still prefer rows 4 through 10 over row 3.
Last time I was on one of these (MHT-EWR), I traded my assigned 2A with the pax in 3B so that I could sit with my wife in 3C, and I could not for the life of me tell whether the passenger in 3B thought she had gotten a raw deal.

My seat didn't recline and we had a tough time finding overhead storage space for our bags, so I think on balance the pax we traded with came out ahead.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by sammyindc View Post
Funny I was on that plane (I think) when I discovered the ac problem in 1A.
Wow, what a coincidence, I was also on that plane, in 2A. I did not jump up, but rather sprung into action. You'd be how many free drinks I get when some Platinum gives the F/A their best "Over Entitled Look"! Works ever time!!!
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Old Nov 29, 12, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by sammyindc View Post
Funny I was on that plane (I think) when I discovered the ac problem in 1A.
Originally Posted by LilAbner View Post
Wow, what a coincidence, I was also on that plane, in 2A.
Do y'all seriously believe that only one RJ in the fleet has AC issues in the front?
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Old Nov 29, 12, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Do y'all seriously believe that only one RJ in the fleet has AC issues in the front?
Didn't say that but the RJ I am taking about had major issues that required passengers to move.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 7:59 am
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funny DYKWIA tonight

SAV/IAH
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Old Nov 29, 12, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by DENflyer3 View Post
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Hey -- I was on that flight too. Laughing at all y'all from row 12 .
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Old Nov 29, 12, 2:08 pm
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Oh so your the guy who stole my favorite seats. It was comical the people that kept moving back to stay warm, I put on my overcoat and drank instead.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 2:33 pm
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This is better than Hotshots - you were all on that flight!

"but the hunter who mistakenly killed your father..."

"was Henry Pfaffenbach, my father. I feel terrible."

"Isn't this Henry Alva Pfaffenbach?"

"My mother was a Pfaffenbach."

"Not... Doreen Pfaffenbach?"

"From Minnesota?"

"Yeah."
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Old Nov 29, 12, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DENflyer3 View Post
I board my ER 145? (sorry if I named the equipment wrong), I am in 1A, the FA tells me, 2A and 3A that the they are having some Air conditioning problems in the front of this plane and since it is less than half full we can feel free to move to any open row and get two seats to stretch out. 2A immediately jumps up and tries to take both 3 b and c (E+ seats), almost knocking me over.
Um... how does 2A knock down 1A on the way to 3BC?
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Old Nov 29, 12, 3:31 pm
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Um... how does 2A knock down 1A on the way to 3BC?
Why do have to use "logic" to ruin a good story...
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Old Nov 29, 12, 3:53 pm
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This thread is proof positive that flying 145s is not good for one's mental health.
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Old Nov 29, 12, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
"but the hunter who mistakenly killed your father..."

"was Henry Pfaffenbach, my father. I feel terrible."

"Isn't this Henry Alva Pfaffenbach?"

"My mother was a Pfaffenbach."

"Not... Doreen Pfaffenbach?"

"From Minnesota?"

"Yeah."
hahahaha yes!

This thread is pretty awesome too *grabs popcorn* continue. Anyone do anything ridiculous mid flight we can laugh about too?
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