This has been done before, so I thought it was time for another round to see if you have any good stories to share.
A recent trip of mine:
I fly serveral non-rev trips evey month but my latest stuck out as a unique one for me because I do not normally fly the ORD-LAX route. Anyway, I get to the aiport at 7am for my overbooked flight and noticed that my flight had been delayed to 11:10(didn't realy care). There were several early nonstop options available, but I decided to stick with this one being that it was the only three-cabin widebody flying the route that day. I watched several LAX-ORD flights board with swarms of standby passengers grasping to get on the 757s. Most were from my flight and trying to get out earlier than our rescheduled time and was fine by me cause it would ultimately open up seats on my flight. I had anticipated this happening so was feeling pretty comfortable I would my original the flight. Then our plane arrived and (praise the lord) it was 777! Upgraded from a 767 (usually the other way around) An upgraded aircraft is a ray of hope for any nonr-ever. I knew my odds of getting in were way better and that I would likely be in F or C - That's just what happended. After they boarded all pax my name was immediately called and they "welcomed" me into First Class. Seat 2J, which is the international first suite. Such a wonderful surprises really balances out the other trials and tribulations that accompany non-reving. The flight was amanzing! I'll save the details since this isn't exaclty a trip report. But something fun about this trip... I met two young SkyWest flight attendants who were also SAs. We were all cleared into F class, we bonded, and even ended up going out with one of them last night!
What are your favorite, most interesting, worst, best experiences you have had while non-reving???
[Edited 2006-07-10 07:37:30]