23 May 2004
Submitted by eve on Sun, 05/23/2004 - 8:35pm. Beautiful
"These tickets are 6 months old."
"But we didn't use them then. It's the same flight number, today."
"And you want to use these tickets today for a flight that you missed in November?"
"Oh, we didn't miss it. We decided not to go. We'll need the same seats for today, my knee is bad."
--An airline check-in agent, and a passenger, seemingly talking to each other, but not really hearing anything.
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Sad thing is
Posted by S_Kat on Wed, 06/02/2004 - 5:19pm.
I've done the wrong day/right flight number thing before. Messed up on the date of the return flight by one day & didn't find out until we got to the airport. Funny how many fees they'll knock off when you're standing there looking broke and agonized, and the plane is about to fly with an empty seat if they don't put you in it.

The audacity of some people continues to astound me.
But you hit the nail on the head...
Posted by TheEileen on Fri, 09/24/2004 - 9:24am.
The nail being "standing there looking broke and agonized" as opposed to standing there looking annoyed and being antagonizing.

Yes, the sense of entitlement some people have is amazing.

The Eileen
Take the road not taken - the leaves crunch that much louder!
Well, the smart move was...
Posted by TheEileen on Wed, 06/02/2004 - 2:51pm.
Oh good, the "passenger" didn't even take the possible out the ticket agent gave him/her "we missed the flight". No straight into "aw, we didn't use it."

Does that work with all those coupons whose cut off date I've missed? I've got a TON of money coming to me, if so.

The Eileen

Take the road not taken - the leaves crunch that much louder!
Posted by ParU on Wed, 06/02/2004 - 10:28pm.
Welcome back!
And I've lost a few FF miles that way too. My 'worst' story about FF miles was a business trip to Orlando that I made reservations the maximum 350 days in advance using FF miles (on Delta) for my family. They originally tried to give me some BS about there not being any FF seats on the flight until I noted that it was ONE YEAR in advance and they couldn't have 'sold' all the FF seats, they just didn't want me to use them.
So fast forward to the trip, I'm there with spouse, 2 kids and 13 pieces of luggage. I give the gate agent my 'paid for' ticket (work) and then when my family tries to use their 'FF' tickets they're told "You didn't confirm within 30 days of the flight so we cancelled your seats". Major upset. Kudos to my daughter who got vocal, I got vocal and the upshot was we got 1st class seats to Orlando (but not for the return). Airlines don't really want you to use those coupons or FF miles.
It's Amino world without Chemists
The second speaker
Posted by Mike on Tue, 06/01/2004 - 8:01am.
Is so not a passenger. He just thinks he is. Don't let his non-logic cloud your mind!

So did he get to board or not?

(Damn, I bought a lottery ticket years ago but I threw it away. What if the number comes up? I could sue!)
So the beauty/frustration of IP is
Posted by ParU on Tue, 06/01/2004 - 11:02am.
that you don't know what happened, Mike. But my money is on the fact that he didn't get to board.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 05/31/2004 - 10:32am.
This just hurts. Was this at the ticket counter or at the gate? And didn't the passenger call first at least?

Poor check in agent.
Nothing like approaching conv
Posted by dave on Sun, 05/30/2004 - 7:01pm.
Nothing like approaching conversations from different perspectives and failing to meet in the middle!

"Million to one chances happen nine times out of ten"
Posted by Matt on Sun, 05/30/2004 - 10:45am.
There is no end to the levels of stupidity people can achieve.
Thus speaks my girlfriend, the travel agent...
Posted by paul on Sun, 05/30/2004 - 8:57am.

It's well we cannot hear the screams
we make in other peoples' dreams.
--Edward Gorey
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