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StuckinITH May 12, 19 12:35 am


Originally Posted by lamphs (Post 31090476)
DYKWIA seems to be the best place for this question. Recently I was in the CDG *A F Lounge - in fact the only passenger. I vaguely noticed a newcomer enter, but did hear "I'll be back for you" from someone near the entrance door. The newcomer and I chatted for a few minutes and then he went about his business. He did share that he was on the UA CDG-IAD flight. Later, a well dressed person came in and stated, in US English, 'I am here to escort you to the gate, sir'. Any ideas as to what would constitute a need to escort a passenger to a UA flight? I am thinking security-related.

But did the escort carry the luggage of that passenger? At the ORD Polaris Lounge last month, an ANA employee came to get a passenger, waited five minutes standing there while the passenger was finishing writing an email then insisted that the passenger let him carry his luggage. I surmised that the passenger was flying First Class but maybe he was a celebrity.

polarbears May 12, 19 1:06 am

Lufthansa will at least in some airports come fetch F passengers in the lounge and escort to the plane (no carrying luggage though).

nigos May 12, 19 6:34 am

GS agent carried our luggage
 
We had a short connection at IAD between the United A gates and D gates. Upon exiting the UA Express flight two GS agents met us, took our luggage, drove us to the D gates and continued to help with our carry on luggage as they escorted us to the United club. I never expected nor have I previously experienced that level of service. And we are not special in any way.

worldclubber May 12, 19 6:44 am


Originally Posted by polarbears (Post 31092193)
Lufthansa will at least in some airports come fetch F passengers in the lounge and escort to the plane (no carrying luggage though).

At least at LAX, when traveling in F on LX and LH, the escort from check-in to the lounge will be happy to wheel your bags for you. I always decline though.

1P May 12, 19 7:06 am


Originally Posted by polarbears (Post 31092193)
Lufthansa will at least in some airports come fetch F passengers in the lounge and escort to the plane (no carrying luggage though).

Yes, they do this in LAX for the LAX-FRA A380 flight, where the route to the upper jetbridge is not obvious if you've not done it before.

worldclubber May 12, 19 7:13 am


Originally Posted by 1P (Post 31092802)
Yes, they do this in LAX for the LAX-FRA A380 flight, where the route to the upper jetbridge is not obvious if you've not done it before.

They do it for any LH Group flight in F, including the LX 777.

helvetic May 12, 19 9:05 am


Originally Posted by StuckinITH (Post 31092139)
But did the escort carry the luggage of that passenger? At the ORD Polaris Lounge last month, an ANA employee came to get a passenger, waited five minutes standing there while the passenger was finishing writing an email then insisted that the passenger let him carry his luggage. I surmised that the passenger was flying First Class but maybe he was a celebrity.

I've gotten this treatment flying F a few times. GA F ex-NRT provided me with an escort through security and to the DL lounge, and then from the lounge to the plane. Similar treatment at the NH F lounge flying LH F ex-HND.

helvetic May 12, 19 9:09 am


Originally Posted by worldclubber (Post 31092820)


They do it for any LH Group flight in F, including the LX 777.

I think I've gotten it maybe 50% of my LH-group F flights. Got the escort to lounge a few times (NRT, ORD) but also didn't get it from LON, BUD, SFO. Probably they only do it when your first segment is in F, not when you're connecting to F.

abaheti May 12, 19 10:25 am

Had this treatment flying LX first class out of DEL, dropped us at the lounge then came to retrieve us with an escort all the way to our seats on the plane to make sure our carry ons got stored. we were situated, and our order of a beverage was given to the FA.

PsiFighter37 May 12, 19 3:10 pm

Some dude is up in the F galley - I think he’s sitting in Y - complaining to the purser about his seating on PBI-EWR, waving around his AA EXP status and claiming he got put in a bad seat because of the color of his skin, amongst other reasons. Also complaining about the flight being delayed, even though the app (and the pilot) were very clear about the reason for the delay (ATC issues in EWR).

N104UA May 12, 19 3:15 pm


Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 (Post 31094149)
Some dude is up in the F galley - I think he’s sitting in Y - complaining to the purser about his seating on PBI-EWR, waving around his AA EXP status and claiming he got put in a bad seat because of the color of his skin, amongst other reasons. Also complaining about the flight being delayed, even though the app (and the pilot) were very clear about the reason for the delay (ATC issues in EWR).

This was on UA right?!?!?! That would be similar to complaining that I didn't get a suite upgrade at a Marriott as a Hilton Diamond

bdw1120 May 12, 19 3:46 pm


Originally Posted by N104UA (Post 31094173)
This was on UA right?!?!?! That would be similar to complaining that I didn't get a suite upgrade at a Marriott as a Hilton Diamond

FA should simply advise that guy to fly AA next time to enjoy his status benefits as well as D0 there...

PsiFighter37 May 12, 19 6:03 pm


Originally Posted by N104UA (Post 31094173)
This was on UA right?!?!?! That would be similar to complaining that I didn't get a suite upgrade at a Marriott as a Hilton Diamond

Yes, on UA...AA doesn’t fly PBI-EWR ;)

worldclubber May 13, 19 12:04 am


Originally Posted by helvetic (Post 31093159)
I think I've gotten it maybe 50% of my LH-group F flights. Got the escort to lounge a few times (NRT, ORD) but also didn't get it from LON, BUD, SFO. Probably they only do it when your first segment is in F, not when you're connecting to F.

It really depends on the individual airport, but escorts from check-in to the lounge and the lounge to the plane are actually quite frequent, as are welcome services on arrival.

jsloan May 13, 19 2:50 am


Originally Posted by worldclubber (Post 31095224)
It really depends on the individual airport, but escorts from check-in to the lounge and the lounge to the plane are actually quite frequent, as are welcome services on arrival.

None of this explains what the OP saw, though, as the OP had established that the passenger was on a UA CDG-IAD flight, so... no first class. :). Perhaps a super-special VIP, or maybe a connecting passenger on SQ or TG?


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