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post #31 of 37
complimentary/complementary
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
I used to fly between Australia and Japan a few times a year for work and family purposes and I was only upgraded twice in about five years. Then, prompted by a friend of mine, I started asking.

Once I started asking - basically just smiling at the check-in person and asking if there were any spare seats in business or first class - I was upgraded about 50% of the time. On one occasion, when I asked if I could be upgraded, I was told that I had already been assigned to business class.

Most of the time I wasn't wearing a suit, but I was neatly dressed in chinos and a button up shirt, which was more than could be said for most of my fellow passengers.

Helps if you are traveling alone. While in college, I got bumped twice from Osaka to US, because of overbooking. First time they bumped me up but I got bumped back down because I asked for a special meal.

Since then I stopped asking for meal request.

I agree with dressing nice. Tattered jeans/t-shirt, dirty sneakers isn't going to help
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
fucking grammar nazis.
Sticklers, actually, as Lynn Truss would have it. When we start putting people in concentration camps for misusing semicolons, then it will become appropriate to pull out "grammar nazi".

Some day...
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Fritz View Post
The advice to wear a suit is perhaps not useful, but at least harmless. But saying things like:"I always fly First, this must be a mixup in my organisation" to an airline employee who can see on his screen that the last time you boarded a flight was a 39$ special back in `98 is embarrassing.

In addition to that, presumably a reasonable response from the airline employee in case there are available seats in first class is to tell him that he can be seated there on payment of the difference in fare between economy class and first class. If it is a mixup and he always flies first, he should be able to pay for that seat.
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Sticklers, actually, as Lynn Truss would have it. When we start putting people in concentration camps for misusing semicolons, then it will become appropriate to pull out "grammar nazi".

Some day...

Hahaha, yes. One day there will indeed be a reckoning.
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by Babar View Post
Hmm.. They/their can be used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.

Nope.
post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
fucking grammar nazis.

I prefer to think of myself as a "fucking grammar tyrant".

I focus solely upon power, rather than ideology.
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