|Quoting hOmsar (Reply 43):|
Regardless of what you believe, it happened. And that's all I have to say on the matter.
|Quoting homsar (Reply 45):|
Actually, you're the one embellishing the story. If you reread what I wrote, I said 12ABC was placed on the starboard side, and a couple (as in two) passengers were confused (one was the guy sitting in the wrong seat, and the other was the guy who showed up expecting his seat to be empty). That was corrected without any flight attendant interaction. I did say that *apparently* another row was messed up, which I based on what the passenger who sat in the wrong seat said (paraphrasing, he basically said that ABC and DEF were switched at the "front" of the plane, but he could have just been referring to row 12; he was seated in row 20E, immediately behind row 12, and either used the row 12 markers to guide him to the left/right side of the plane, or perhaps there was another one flipped around further forward, as I said, I didn't get a chance to check, and since I was more concerned with making it through customs and making a connection, I forgot to look or mention it to a flight attendant on landing). Once the passenger made the comment about the row markers being switched, a couple of us sitting in 20 and 21 looked up and saw the row marker at 12 showing ABC on the right side, and basically said "oh, look at that, it's backwards". Point being, most of us never even bothered to look until one passenger specifically pointed it out while discussing with another passenger about who was sitting in the correct seat. The guy sitting next to me saw it and commented as well, but he was more upset about the lack of any sort of IFE to really be bothered with pointing out to the FAs that the row markers two rows in front were incorrect.
But nonetheless, I was very careful not to imply that there were lots of rows and lots of passengers confused by the error. I only noted one row (and never claimed otherwise), and two passengers. And I could easily see how dozens of passengers on subsequent flights (mostly frequent flyers with free upgrades to E+) would never even look closely at the row markers other than the number (which is in considerably larger font than the ABC). I guess it's just random luck that the one guy that did look happened to do so on the plane's first flight out of rehab.
|Quoting homsar (Reply 49):|
It "gets longer" because I didn't think I'd have to do a full, detailed version of the events, including signed witness statements, a cell phone photo (seriously, why would I take a photo of a row number plate to post on a.net?). I wouldn't have even mentioned it at all, except that when I checked the thread, I noted that the plane had just been released from the shop, recognized the aircraft number, and it sparked my memory of the row number. Again, I already sent a note to ua.com, but since it takes quite some time for them to even get to customer comments (and it's not worth an hour of my time to wait on hold), they probably haven't even gotten to the note yet.
Nothing I've written has been inconsistent.
Everything has been inconsistent.