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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 Mar 16, 19, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post

This is purely cost cutting by UA. It matches up with what they're doing to the onboard Polaris service.
Exactly what I was thinking. Maybe the FAs they cut from the Polaris flights could work the desk!
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Old Mar 16, 19, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by SFOdelayed View Post
...wondering why they didn’t just use the GS lobby?
My experience with the SFO GS lobby is that it often has a 3-5 person line in it so isn't worth anything other than getting to hop the TSA line.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by laxmillenial View Post
the latter. 2 lines; 2 signs, but the agent said due to limited staffing in the early AM, she asked if everyone could line up in one line. I do not blame the agent/UA at all. She was very nice; kept asking what people needed and if they were just checking a bag; did it for them at the machines. She bent over backwards to be nice to this gentlemen who clearly didn't deserve it.
That seems like something everybody should be writing to complain about then. Part of being GS/1K or flying "Polaris" is that you're not supposed to be stuck in a single line with everyone else.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by LIH View Post
My experience with the SFO GS lobby is that it often has a 3-5 person line in it so isn't worth anything other than getting to hop the TSA line.
The Premier check-in often has a 10-20 person line.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by porciuscato View Post
That seems like something everybody should be writing to complain about then. Part of being GS/1K or flying "Polaris" is that you're not supposed to be stuck in a single line with everyone else.
I agree with you. If you don’t like it, do something. Write in. Call in. Contact your corporate contacts.

But I’m sorry. Just because a line is closed, grown men have absolutely no right to be downright snobby, rude, or an ahole to other people and bicker like little five year olds. There’s rarely any justification for such snobby attitude displayed by the GS #2 imo.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by laxmillenial View Post
There’s rarely any justification for such snobby attitude displayed by the GS #2 imo.
And GS#1, for that matter
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Old Mar 17, 19, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
1K Zombie Apocalypse.
Only once in a very long while does someone utter or write a brief pithy phrase that captures a concept so accurately and poetically. Well done!

The NRT preboarding area is a pretty good compromise, I think. UA is on a tightrope. They actually have ten boarding groups, but they don't want anybody to know that. If it were transparent, then they'd have constant DYKWIA from non-elite first-class pax and Silver elites, and everyone in between, who are all the way down in groups 6 or 7.

Maybe this is just temporary, and next year it'll be smoother when there are fewer 1Ks due to the higher PQD requirements and the reduction in GPU/RPU earnings.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by flyingvee View Post
Maybe this is just temporary, and next year it'll be smoother when there are fewer 1Ks due to the higher PQD requirements and the reduction in GPU/RPU earnings.
People have been saying that since 2013 when PQD requirement was first announced. Hasn't happened yet.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
People have been saying that since 2013 when PQD requirement was first announced. Hasn't happened yet.
Ha, I guess my greenness is showing! This is only my third year as a 1K. Soon I'll learn to let go of my optimism and faith in humanity.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
the 1K Zombie Apocalypse.
Originally Posted by flyingvee View Post
Ha, I guess my greenness is showing! This is only my third year as a 1K. Soon I'll learn to let go of my optimism and faith in humanity.
Naw - you'll just be one of those 1Ks sitting in Y who get served a snack box and then comment to the FA: "But I wanted the _new_ brains"

(this _is_ the DYKWIA thread...)

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Old Mar 17, 19, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Naw - you'll just be one of those 1Ks sitting in Y who get served a snack box and then comment to the FA: "But I wanted the _new_ brains"

(this _is_ the DYKWIA thread...)

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Old Mar 17, 19, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingvee View Post
Ha, I guess my greenness is showing! This is only my third year as a 1K. Soon I'll learn to let go of my optimism and faith in humanity.
The longest journey begins with the smallest steps.....don't forget that you are posting with people who flew with the Wright brothers on this forum
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Old Mar 21, 19, 2:49 pm
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Here's a new angle for your consumption.

Waiting in SDF for my return to EWR. No boarding lanes so the usual lousing starts to occur. GA begins the pre-board process and I notice a deadheading pilot from another airline not affiliated with United start to push forward, his BP has BG1. GA calls 'those needing more time to board' and an elderly couple gets on. Military is called but there are none. Pilot begins to move towards the scanner when she calls GS so I scan and get on.

I've stowed my bag and was getting my laptop out when the deadheader, who was sitting across the aisle, says, 'Next time you should make sure the gate agent can see your name on the pass instead of just scanning it and getting on'.

I tell him I'll take it under advisement and he says, 'You better'.

I kind of chuckled at that point and got on with my emails. Long story short, I think he was not pleased that he wasn't on first since he had to stow his bag one row back and not over his seat since the cruddy EMB would only fit my bag in that row.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by AugustusM View Post

I've stowed my bag and was getting my laptop out when the deadheader, who was sitting across the aisle, says, 'Next time you should make sure the gate agent can see your name on the pass instead of just scanning it and getting on'.

I tell him I'll take it under advisement and he says, 'You better'.

I kind of chuckled at that point and got on with my emails. Long story short, I think he was not pleased that he wasn't on first since he had to stow his bag one row back and not over his seat since the cruddy EMB would only fit my bag in that row.
He probably didn’t think you “looked” like Global Services. I’ve had a couple of those recently.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 3:57 pm
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I would have just replied “and how would him/her seeing my name matter since they already checked my ID at TSA and not at the gate or do you think they are psychic?” OR “Maybe you haven’t flown in a long time, but they haven’t checked IDs and names at gates in the last several decades”.
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