I agree tough situation and my experience today challenged me to read and learn and then share. Here was my dilemma today. Flying from Las Vegas to Phoenix. I had a 1:25 flight and it got canceled and rebooked onto another flight 5 hours later. No problem, things happen. My 1:25 flight I paid to upgrade and had position A7. After the rebook, I got C21. I always pay to upgrade because I am 6’7” and try to get an exit row seat for that reason. When I got C7, I spoke with a ticket agent and she told me my rebooked flight did not have A1-A15 available and…my $50 is non-refundable and I basically lost money there. She recommended pre-boarding, I wasn’t sure of the criteria and she said I could do so. When boarding, someone who later on the plane said he had A1 also made a comment as to, I wonder what qualifies as pre-boarding anymore. While onboard and he also ended up in the front row anyway, complained to a flight attendant. In addition, he boarded earlier than he should have directly behind me. I thought maybe in an official capacity but after he ordered a Bloody Mary, tells me he was an ordinary passenger and basically broke rules when I was doing what I was told. When asked because they radioed someone got on early, he said, it was me I got distracted. Sometimes, folks need to stay in their own lanes and if they don’t have the full story from others and their situations to always stay classy. If someone is cheating the system, fair enough, there are also good travelers out there and no way rule breakers who don’t have the decency to mind their business ruins it for others who were placed in precarious situations. Thank you.
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