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Old 07-03-2012, 06:22 PM
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The SWA FA for giving me the riot act for putting my bag overhead of the exit row and then taking a seat in the exit row. She claimed that area was for paying passengers only. Ok tool
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by vandypilot
The SWA FA for giving me the riot act for putting my bag overhead of the exit row and then taking a seat in the exit row. She claimed that area was for paying passengers only. Ok tool
Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? I rarely ride SWA, but I've generally had good experiences with all of their employees.

That said, I guess that's another reason not to like the SWA "cattle call" boarding process. When I jump on most other carriers, the agents generally make the effort to put crewmembers in the exit row, if it's available, and I have a boarding pass with a seat number on it to back it up. Now if an FA wants to move me, I will comply, but no one could ever claim I overstepped my bounds by taking an exit row seat when it was what I was assigned.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by vandypilot
The SWA FA for giving me the riot act for putting my bag overhead of the exit row and then taking a seat in the exit row. She claimed that area was for paying passengers only. Ok tool
That's one of the non-rev guidelines. The paying pax like those seats, and since they can't reserve them ahead of time, they like them to be available when the first group boards.

Not saying her delivery was justified, but that is normal there; no non-revs in exit rows.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by paxhauler85
That's one of the non-rev guidelines. The paying pax like those seats, and since they can't reserve them ahead of time, they like them to be available when the first group boards.

Not saying her delivery was justified, but that is normal there; no non-revs in exit rows.
No nonrevs in exit row? Kind of surprising...most on other carriers are glad to put them there. Seems to me you would appreciate having a pilot or flight attendant sitting in an exit row.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:17 PM
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No nonrevs in exit row? Kind of surprising...most on other carriers are glad to put them there. Seems to me you would appreciate having a pilot or flight attendant sitting in an exit row.
I appreciate it when gate agents assign me an exit row, but I certainly don't expect it - especially when paying customers might be able to sit there instead. That's why when jumping on SWA (or any carrier with open seating), I'll head to the back of the airplane and let the pax get settled, and only then if I see a better seat I'll get up and move.

The way I see it I'm a guest in your house, so I'll make sure your bread and butter are taken care of before I start considering my own comfort.

That said, I also think an FA laying into a pilot in front of passengers is a toolish thing to do. I had a JetBlue gate agent do that to me once (onboard the airplane before we pushed) - not cool at all.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by vandypilot
The SWA FA for giving me the riot act for putting my bag overhead of the exit row and then taking a seat in the exit row. She claimed that area was for paying passengers only. Ok tool
I had the opposite experience. I was on thru flight and stayed on the airplane. The FA told me to move up to an exit row before the next flight started boarding. I thanked her and took the seat without thinking about it. 3 SWA pilots walked by me and each one pointed out my transgression in a not so polite way. I had never ridden on SWA before and I apologize, (felt stupid BTW), and started to move when the FA told me to sit back down and that she needed me in the exit row. I stayed there and the 3 SWA pilots were not happy with the outcome and one even said something from a few rows behind me. I guess they were having a bad day. Next time I'll know better and wont occupy an exit row.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:43 PM
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as far as not tipping the van driver you can't fix stupid/cheap/classless.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:17 PM
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ooh ooh! Adam West!
LMAO! Winner
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
I've had those cases and worked with people in a bind. This was on the other hand one of the strangest and most memorable encounters I've ever had with another pilot.
sounds like he had a flight that night while you had another backup flight you could catch. Since you were offended that he referred to you as an rj guy you decided to hold it against him and take the jumpseat. I guess in your mind he is a tool? Ok
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DLpilot
No nonrevs in exit row? Kind of surprising...most on other carriers are glad to put them there. Seems to me you would appreciate having a pilot or flight attendant sitting in an exit row.
It's not that they wouldn't enjoy having you there in an emergency scenario, it's that they want those seats available to their frequent fliers/business select pax.

Keeping the people who buy lots of tickets happy is just good business.

If the flight is wide open and those seats are open when boarding is complete, grab them.

The tell their own non-revs to stay out of them too, so it's not just offline guys.
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