Aside from not bragging about it, here is the second rule with non-reving.
TAKE THE SHIT, WITH A SMILE!
Now let me explain.
I was in first class on a day trip down to SNA from SFO, and I took the last open seat in first. I was very happy to bein first, but right as I was getting settled in, I was bumped. Too bad. I'm still on the plane right? Yes...i cant complain.
Next thing. If there is a meal shortage, your the first to go hungry.
Next, dont even think about ringing the call button. Why? Just trust me on this one.
Middle Seats. Ahh, the joy of the middle. Oh, yes, you the non-rever gets the undesired seats. But hey, its still a seat on the plane. Cant complain.
To make up for the Shit with Smile rule, you may get first class, but the same rules still apply.
Oh, one more thing, as a non-rever. Always be nice to the CSRs. Dont go up screaming, when the flight is cancled. If its cancled, while all of the paying pax are screaming at the top of their lungs at a CSR, you, the non-rever slowly disapears to another gate.
Getting Creative is one of the non-reving joys.
Happy Flying everyone,