- I volunteered my seat – they had an empty seat in the end and told me I had to take it – I went from a First Class seat to a middle seat in Economy next to an overweight gentleman who took up most of my space … I complained but was told that volunteering was a gamble – they reassign your seat, but if there’s one available, it’s yours in the end (I still think this was a line of BS).
I feel your pain IndustrialPate. The same thing happened to me a few months ago, but on NW
(although since it was a CRJ it was all coach). I went from my original assignment of seat 2D
, a window, all the way back to 11B (aisle) beside a crotchety old lady that didn't speak a lick of English. They waited until the last second, at which point they screamed to me that there was one seat available. The guy that took my ticket said "Hurry up, here. We're waiting on YOU, Mr....Birdwell" and the other gate agent LITERALLY pushed me down the jetway. I also got glared at by every passenger on the airplane, of course. No apology, no compensation, zippo. I was told to be glad I got on the airplane in the first place.
This and a similar incident upon my departure from JAX
(where I was held up by an overzealous TSA
agent and subsequently last person aboard the flight) made me avoid Northworst for awhile.