F seat poached by disabled passenger

Old Jan 22, 14, 1:24 pm
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Old Jan 22, 14, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by alex_b View Post
Interesting. I flew JFK-IST in both directions half a dozen times last year. All of the seats were provisioned for boarding, but once they'd closed the door and done the headcount the FAs went and stuck a big red sticker saying "Comfort Class Passengers Only" on the headrests of all empty seats. I saw a few poachers shooed away on each flight too.
On my domestic UA flights there are times when the FA's have to remind Y PAX they cannot move to empty EC seats.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by DelrayChris View Post
On my domestic UA flights there are times when the FA's have to remind Y PAX they cannot move to empty EC seats.
EC? What's that?

Only a complete buffoon can't execute a successful move from E- to an empty E+ seat without detection.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
EC? What's that?

Only a complete buffoon can't execute a successful move from E- to an empty E+ seat without detection.
I've never seen it enforced either.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by alex_b View Post
I've never seen it enforced either.
I have. It was uncomfortable even for the people not involved.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by davidviolin View Post
I have. It was uncomfortable even for the people not involved.
Wow, when was this and what did the FA do?
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by davidviolin View Post
I have. It was uncomfortable even for the people not involved.
You've seen the FA carefully check the manifest, or you've seen them stop some moron coming barreling up the aisle screaming "I'm gonna get me a free rich people seat!"?
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
You've seen the FA carefully check the manifest, or you've seen them stop some moron coming barreling up the aisle screaming "I'm gonna get me a free rich people seat!"?
I had two dudes try to sneak into the exit row, even sort of nodding when asked if those was their seats. Their lack of English wasn't the only thing giving it away, and the FA quickly made them move back.

But they were non-plussed about it.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
You've seen the FA carefully check the manifest, or you've seen them stop some moron coming barreling up the aisle screaming "I'm gonna get me a free rich people seat!"?
Neither, she was asking to check their seat assignment. The she told them to move to their original seats, as she politely explained e+ costs extra. It got kinda quiet and everyone looking (I was sitting in other side of isle) but the FA was nice.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by davidviolin View Post
Neither, she was asking to check their seat assignment. The she told them to move to their original seats, as she politely explained e+ costs extra. It got kinda quiet and everyone looking (I was sitting in other side of isle) but the FA was nice.
Why was she checking their seat assignments?
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
Why was she checking their seat assignments?
I did not ask. Probably she suspected it wasn't their seats.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I had two dudes try to sneak into the exit row, even sort of nodding when asked if those was their seats. Their lack of English wasn't the only thing giving it away, and the FA quickly made them move back.

But they were non-plussed about it.
Ok, trying to sneak exit row is pretty stupid.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by davidviolin View Post
I did not ask. Probably she suspected it wasn't their seats.
Hmm. My guess is still that they committed some measure of buffoonery. Or maybe someone looked at the seatmap and reported them.

Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I had two dudes try to sneak into the exit row, even sort of nodding when asked if those was their seats. Their lack of English wasn't the only thing giving it away, and the FA quickly made them move back.

But they were non-plussed about it.
Originally Posted by alex_b View Post
Ok, trying to sneak exit row is pretty stupid.
I think the key is knowing how UA's seatmaps work, and boarding late. I agree that exit row might be harder, but in the end, I don't think most FA's have a clue which seats are supposed to be occupied. Is it even on the manifest?
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
Hmm. My guess is still that they committed some measure of buffoonery. Or maybe someone looked at the seatmap and reported them.

I think the key is knowing how UA's seatmaps work, and boarding late. I agree that exit row might be harder, but in the end, I don't think most FA's have a clue which seats are supposed to be occupied. Is it even on the manifest?
Your guess is as good as mine. They did look like they had no clue and did not belong there, so FA probably noticed it and wanted to double check.

UA's seatmaps are not always correct, and you're taking a risk relying on them. I guess there are also people who really don't realize they do have seat assignments and that some seats cost more than other seats...
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Old Jan 22, 14, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by davidviolin View Post
UA's seatmaps are not always correct, and you're taking a risk relying on them. I guess there are also people who really don't realize they do have seat assignments and that some seats cost more than other seats...
The seatmaps on the app and website actually are correct, down to the minute. If a seat is empty on the seatmap, and all the standbys have been cleared, that seat is essentially guaranteed to be unoccupied.
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