I recall many many years ago, flying as a non-rev from Moscow to Montreal. My father was the Captain of the Air Canada DC-8 that was flying SVO
, and I came along for the ride.
A few gates over was a TU114 of Aeroflot leaving at about the same time SVO
. At the time, AC
employees (and their dependants) could use their passes on SU
. I was 14 at the time, and wanted to fly on the TU114, as it would arrive in Montreal only a few hours after the DC-8.
But, I was talked out of it by my father, and the rest of the AC
crew, with whom I had spent the layover in Moscow.
I have regretted it ever since!
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!