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DYKWIA stories (Traveling on United Airlines) [2016 onward]

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A thread making {gentle} fun of the anonymous "Don't You Know Who I Am" (DYKWIAs) we run across in our travels.

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Old Sep 21, 16, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by ua1flyer View Post
The person who claimed to be United's number one flyer was NOT me. 1] I wasn't on that flight. 2] I always book FC. 3] I would never claim to have flown 30,000 miles last month when my lowest month is 50,000 LOL. 4] I have too much respect for my fellow passengers and flight crew to EVER treat them like that. 5] I consider myself an ambassador of United and try to conduct myself in that manner. 6] I have never attended a stockholders meeting....too busy flying. 7] their is someone who tells everyone in the world he is number one. He has flown 5 million not 17.5 million. HE has a worldwide reputation of treating people like....well you know. I have begged him to stop because this is not the first time this happened...dozens!!!. some people out there must think the number one flyer is a jerk, and that bothers me to no end. His initials are RW should you run into him again. My reputation means a lot to me and I am so disappointed this happened....for everyone's sake. Safe travels all.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by ua1flyer View Post
The person who claimed to be United's number one flyer was NOT me. 1] I wasn't on that flight. 2] I always book FC. 3] I would never claim to have flown 30,000 miles last month when my lowest month is 50,000 LOL. 4] I have too much respect for my fellow passengers and flight crew to EVER treat them like that. 5] I consider myself an ambassador of United and try to conduct myself in that manner. 6] I have never attended a stockholders meeting....too busy flying. 7] their is someone who tells everyone in the world he is number one. He has flown 5 million not 17.5 million. HE has a worldwide reputation of treating people like....well you know. I have begged him to stop because this is not the first time this happened...dozens!!!. some people out there must think the number one flyer is a jerk, and that bothers me to no end. His initials are RW should you run into him again. My reputation means a lot to me and I am so disappointed this happened....for everyone's sake. Safe travels all.
8] You are ua1flyer and he is not <harrumph!>
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Old Sep 21, 16, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by GSBEWR View Post
But UA Clubs are not public places. They are privately owned spaces on airport property and operated by United. Really, they are no different than any restaurant or bar.

In situations like this, this is why there are the Dragons. While discussed in another thread, very few people have actually encountered them as Dragons, this is, in fact, part of their job: to make sure there is peace and order inside the club. (I don't count the personnel who refresh the food area and clean the place, because they won't ever do anything.) Since some clubs are so large, the front desk staff won't know what is going on unless you tell them. They may not like having to dress down someone, but they know if asked they have to do it. A complaint was made and they have to fix the situation.
^ This really bothers me too. I had to call on a 'Dragon' in EWR a few weeks back for a pack of drunks. Trust me, I'm all about having a great time, but this was really out of control (LOUD profanity, general shouting at each other, obnoxious remarks - all were pretty hammered). The Dragon did apologize and did approach and ask them to quiet down or leave. For future reference, the T&Cs from UA:

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...nge/rules.aspx

Specifically:

"During your visit to a United Club location, we ask that your attire and conduct are consistent with a professional environment."

"United reserves the right to terminate membership or remove any customer from a United Club location for inappropriate conduct that is disruptive or fails to comply with membership terms and conditions."

and oddly: "Sleeping is prohibited in all United Club locations." I have to admit, I'm guilty a few cat-naps, so I guess I might be a kettle calling the pot black
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Old Sep 22, 16, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
So, has anyone said anything to him? If no one speaks up he will go on and on and not realize he is disturbing others.
Not that I saw. The entertainment value was too great for me to spoil the moment. He was still talking loudly into his phone when I had to leave.
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Old Sep 22, 16, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by halcyongolf View Post
ua1flyer: I don't think anyone who has met you in real life would think that you would behave in the manner the purported "#1 United flyer" did.

Thanks for being a good ambassador for frequent flyers.
In all seriousness could Tom trademark the phrase "#1 United Flyer" and protect it?
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Old Sep 22, 16, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by ua1flyer View Post
The person who claimed to be United's number one flyer was NOT me. 1] I wasn't on that flight. 2] I always book FC. 3] I would never claim to have flown 30,000 miles last month when my lowest month is 50,000 LOL. 4] I have too much respect for my fellow passengers and flight crew to EVER treat them like that. 5] I consider myself an ambassador of United and try to conduct myself in that manner. 6] I have never attended a stockholders meeting....too busy flying. 7] their is someone who tells everyone in the world he is number one. He has flown 5 million not 17.5 million. HE has a worldwide reputation of treating people like....well you know. I have begged him to stop because this is not the first time this happened...dozens!!!. some people out there must think the number one flyer is a jerk, and that bothers me to no end. His initials are RW should you run into him again. My reputation means a lot to me and I am so disappointed this happened....for everyone's sake. Safe travels all.
I don't know if you saw my response earlier in the thread, but I did say that any implication that I thought it was you was unintended. I haven't met you, but based on your postings, and what others have said, it didn't even cross my mind that there was any potential connection. Besides I am convinced that if someone did fly as much as you did, and truly had so much to complain about, they wouldn't continue to stick by UA. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

And incidentally, RW was yakking into the phone immediately as we landed and referred to himself as FlyGuy to the other person.
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Old Sep 22, 16, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by qukslvr619 View Post
I don't know if you saw my response earlier in the thread, but I did say that any implication that I thought it was you was unintended. I haven't met you, but based on your postings, and what others have said, it didn't even cross my mind that there was any potential connection. Besides I am convinced that if someone did fly as much as you did, and truly had so much to complain about, they wouldn't continue to stick by UA. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

And incidentally, RW was yakking into the phone immediately as we landed and referred to himself as FlyGuy to the other person.
Anyone who knows or has even met Tom knows that this jagoff could never have been Tom. Tom is the ultimate gentleman and would never do anything close to what this poseur did.
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Old Sep 22, 16, 11:31 am
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I was lucky enough to score an upgrade on a flight from MSP-DEN and was excited to be getting the first-class service and comfort. My pleasure was quickly tempered by the person sitting next to me, however. She was livid that she "almost" didn't get her upgrade (meaning it didn't clear until the day of the flight).

Adding to her consternation, the FA informed us that because the flight had been delayed a little (weather), they were trying to load as quickly as possible and were dispensing with the PDB.

The entire trip, all she could do was to complain about these two items, and complain about everything the FAs were doing (despite the fact that they were providing great service - at least to those who returned their smiles).

She even complained about how she "almost" didn't get her upgrade on a recent international itinerary.

All in all, I would rather have remained in coach.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 12:25 pm
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Getting off a 2-hour delayed EWR-SFO flight last night, I was met by a GS agent with my name on a sign.

Just as I started talking to her, some guy cuts in front of me and starts asking her to solve some problem of his own. She says "I need to help this person first," indicating the sign.

After she gives me the boarding pass for my new connection, I asked if I could get a different seat, so she walks to the counter. DYWKWIA again cuts in front of me and places himself squarely between me and the GS agent who is now at the counter. It took me saying "excuse me!" really loudly 3 times before DYKWIA moved and I could work with her to get a new seat.

I don't know if he was GS or not. But geez! Seems like the sign might be a clue that someone has a tight connection and needs to be helped first.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by porciuscato View Post
Getting off a 2-hour delayed EWR-SFO flight last night, I was met by a GS agent with my name on a sign.

Just as I started talking to her, some guy cuts in front of me and starts asking her to solve some problem of his own. She says "I need to help this person first," indicating the sign.

After she gives me the boarding pass for my new connection, I asked if I could get a different seat, so she walks to the counter. DYWKWIA again cuts in front of me and places himself squarely between me and the GS agent who is now at the counter. It took me saying "excuse me!" really loudly 3 times before DYKWIA moved and I could work with her to get a new seat.

I don't know if he was GS or not. But geez! Seems like the sign might be a clue that someone has a tight connection and needs to be helped first.
It's unfortunate that, even in the eyes of the DYKWIA, it was you that had to become the assertive person with your tight connection, and not the agent. "Sir, as I mentioned, I'll be happy to assist you after I take care of this gentleman whose flight was delayed and has a difficult connection to make." Could be that your agent was in that "Can't be distracted right now or I'll screw this up on the computer" mode.

Whether it's an airline or a bike shop, we (the people on the other side of the counter) need to go out of our way to make the customer not seem like the bad guy if there's a legit issue. But maybe I'm reading too much into this.
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Old Oct 13, 16, 4:16 pm
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Maybe UA needs a new class of service called NUT CLASS where all the DYKWIAs can sit. I envision it being stocked with a big personal can of warm nuts and a special bottle of whine, with an ego-massager built into the seat.
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Old Oct 19, 16, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
Maybe UA needs a new class of service called NUT CLASS where all the DYKWIAs can sit. I envision it being stocked with a big personal can of warm nuts and a special bottle of whine, with an ego-massager built into the seat.
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Old Oct 19, 16, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
Maybe UA needs a new class of service called NUT CLASS where all the DYKWIAs can sit. I envision it being stocked with a big personal can of warm nuts and a special bottle of whine, with an ego-massager built into the seat.
Correction; big personal can of halved nuts. That should set off fireworks in the NUT cabin.
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Old Oct 23, 16, 5:06 am
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roll-eyes

Man in the aisle in row 7 had headphones on, seemed he was resting. Then flight attendant approaches him and asks if he wants to move. To first class.
He breathes a sigh of relief, happy to be away from the unclean masses. Has that look on his face, almost like he was rolling his eyes.
Is this how an elite acts or someone who is not? Someone else actually had his same seat I think, so they had to move someone.
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Old Oct 23, 16, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by BBSHOPSINGER View Post
All in all, I would rather have remained in coach.
My first rule of travel - pop in the earphones.

Let other pax complain all they want. It goes to /dev/nul.

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