I was once flying UA
. I was in an upgraded (miles) seat in C. There was a man giving a very difficult time to the gate agent as I boarded. The agent came on board and walked up to my seat. She asked me if I would do UA
a big favor and give up my C seat and go to economy. I knew it refered to the irate pax at the gate. I was abit taken back. I was a 1K and had boarded. I thought it was strange. She looked so helpless, this guy had really been giving her a bad time. I thought "what the heck" we won't get out of here unless something happens". She said she would give me a system wide upgrade, so I thought why not. This flight was only 6 hours and I was heading for NRT
and could use it there, so I agreed. She was very appreciative. It made her life easier and I would live, so go for it.
She gave me the certificate. After take off I looked at it and only then found out it was only valid for 30 days !!!! I had never seen such a thing before. I admit I felt abit "used" and not so happy after that. But, if it made her life abit easier that night, so what! Of course my flight to NRT
was more then 30 days away so it was useless.
I have been asked to change seats so people could sit together and did. It made no difference to me. I reacievd a very kind thank you from the people and the FA
. Reward enough!