When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

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  1. Christoo

    Christoo Member

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    I am sure we all have things that annoy us when we travel, like people standing two abreast on a travelator.

    But when have you seen someone chuck the full tanty?
    I was in the QF HKG lounge yesterday and saw someone completely do their pfoofer valve over waiting to long for a table. Initially with the withering nature of the barrage I was feeling pretty bad for the lounge attendant, but that guy was cool as a cucumber and Teflon he let everything slide right off as he said the tables with the reserved signs were for Chairman's Lounge and something else I didn't pick up... The DYKWIA Fella then proceeded to launch into "I simply don't care, just do something about it"

    So when have you witnessed the full frequent flyer tanty?
    Will you own up to throwing one?
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  2. dmitri

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    I saw a bloke get stroppy at westpac today when buying $400 New Zealand dollars because he didn't agree with the $8 fees, I felt like slapping him
     
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  3. JohnK

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    As most of you know I do it all the time.

    TonyHancock can learn a thing or 2.
     
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  4. RichardMEL

    RichardMEL Established Member

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    Well JohnK I've been on the verge of a meltdown for some weeks now since you have been stuck at 116.25% for months now! :D

    re a DYK.... tanty

    I've written this story before but worth repeating because I couldn't believe it.

    Some years ago (maybe 2) I was on QF93 MEL-LAX. I'd (luckily) upgraded to F a week out(thank YOU P1) and was in 1K (I'd been in 1A, but I'd been moved as the suite had a mechanical - note this is important).

    So I am sitting there in a fairly full cabin (it tuns out a 2nd suite has gone tech too - not a great day for QF) with my pre-dept champ when this "lady" enters the cabin. I only noticed due to the ranting at the CSM and crew which went something like this "... It was a CONDITION of my UPGRADE that I have a window seat!" (yes, seriously!) and so the crew were saying well Sorry ma'am but you've been given the best seat we have unfortunately 2 of our window seats are inop and we can't use them. to which she just responded like a broken record that it was part of her upgrade she have a window (OMG I wanted to say if you really must have your window please give up your upgrade to someone else who'd appreciate it and go back to your J window upstairs.. but I just thought it). She went on and on. I zoned out a bit but she was still whining 10minutes later (no joke!) - hello it's 98% over water?!!! anyway finally a gentleman(more gentman than me) a few rows back finally got up and gave her his seat I think just to shut her the hell up. I have no idea who she was but she was painful and doing the whole DYK... meltdown.. over a freakin window on an UPGRADE?!! 95% of pax would be "that's fantastic I got this F seat for such a long flight.. I'll take anything!" but nope....

    the thing is if she'd just quietly said to the CSM "oh a pity I was really hoping for a window" and CSM or the lady asked politely if I would mind swapping... I would have seriously considered it" but the way she carried on like a prize turnip... nope.

    to their credit the cabin crew handled it as best they could with good grace. I would have lost my crap after the first minute of entitled bleating. This is why I am not in a customer facing position :D
     
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  5. drron

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    A frequent flyer in the medical sense.
    Witnessed in a dialysis unit.Fellow misses his appointment and comes the next day-sorry all the chairs are taken.
    Well I dont care just pick someone to give up their spot for me.And on,and on........
     
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  6. Pushka

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    When DYKWIA becomes the full Qantas tanty

    We had similar on an EK flight recently and posted it on my TR.
    I knew there were only 2 paid people in our F cabin so the remaining bunch of us had been upgraded. Just happy to be upgraded to F on a 13 hour flight. Well, all but one dried up MrsLemon.

    MrP and I had been seated together in the last row so in the middle suites. When we boarded, MrLemon was standing in my seat, MrsLemon was standing in the Window seat suite (so across the aisle from MrLemon) I looked at her pass and she should have been in the window suite ahead of MrLemon. And he was placed in the suite she was standing in and not mine. I 'suggested' they move to their allocated seats and let me settle in mine. Dagger looks directed at me. And while she moved into her correct seat she complained bitterly to the crew. There was nothing they could do really as everyone was paired up. (We found out later there was an Emirates Exec and his wife in a row ahead - former SA couple - very pleasant). She kept whinging and kept coming back to stand next to me. Like I was going to move or something?

    Anyways, MrLemon was very happy to have the whole time to himself. Enjoyed reading the paper, watching movies and lots of drinkies.

    13 hours later and back she came. Said it was a dreadful flight. More dagger looks at me. I just chuckled. He asked her why it was so bad - she said because their (upgraded) seats were poor.

    What a sour puss. She kept giving me daggers on the bus to the terminal.
     
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  7. RichardMEL

    RichardMEL Established Member

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    as a (currently former thank goodness!) dialysis patient I can so imagine the scene..... oh boy.

    wow
     
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  8. TomVexille

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    While it's great to be able to sit next to your partner and share an experience, if you can't hack spending 13 hours in non-adjoining seats, your relationship may have bigger problems.
     
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    I once mentioned to the family that I was slightly disappointed with the lack of a platinum greeting. Now when they ask how the flight was, if I answer in the negative they reply "what happened, didn't they say hello".
     
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  10. dfcatch

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    I just started reading your post.... and then I was like "YUP I remember this story.... :) "
     
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  11. leadman

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    Just a little deviation; I don't mind giving my seat up for families and couples split in the cabin, but I do push back when the person has already taken my seat, unpacked their gear and when you arrive try to explain why they are there, which happened recently on a MH flight.
     
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  12. Cruiser Elite

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    Been a long time since a post has made me laugh out loud - that was seriously funny mh.
     
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    Agree, when presented with a fait accompli I'm definitely less inclined to be helpful than when asked nicely.
     
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  14. get me outta here

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    With bated breath I awaiting the outcome of this short story ... did they pack up all their stuff and move? Did you "push back"? ;)

     
  15. Pushka

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    Yep. Which was what happened on our flight. Already started to settle in. Pretty hard to confuse 3 with a 1 methinks. They knew there were separated as immediately I appeared she started her whinging they didnt want to be separated. Wouldnt have bothered me at all to be separated but that would mean MrP would want to be relocated as otherwise he would have been on the other side of one of 'em in the middle row so they could be opposite each other in the aisle.
    I wasn't going anywhere so they had no choice. The FA was no where to be seen at this stage so I simply started putting my stuff in and saying this wasn't his seat. Pointed her to hers and his out of mine. By then MrP had popped his head over the divider to make sure I wasn't left alone to deal with them.
     
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  16. Boca68

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    re: When DYKWIA becomes the full <airline> tanty

    I was privileged to see aquality 'tanty' last year.

    Flying AA F domestic DFW-LAS. The flight was boarding and nearly completed. I noticed a middle aged woman, approach the CSM from Y asking for seating in F as she was an "Elite Member". (I missed the exact term she used, but she was making very clear her 'status')

    Exactly at that moment, the Captain comes over the PA, announcing "as the flight is full, please take your seats quickly so we can depart on time" Along with other various suggestions about overhead lockers and the like.

    The above mentioned middle aged woman, was very politley told by the CSM , the flight is full , as you have just heard, this time I'm unable to help you. Then she disappeared back to Y. Perhaps 2 minutes later, she returned, complaining " have you seen how cramped it is back there?" to the CSM. Again, the CSM apologised, stating there was nothing she could do as the flight was full.

    I was thinking, that's the end of it. Less than a minute later the woman was leaning over me, requesting I or my partner give up our 'paid for' seats to her! (We were 1A and 1B) . Errr, no! She rolled her eyes...hmmph!! Then proceded to ask other people in F the same. She had perhaps asked 4 or 5 people, when the CSM reappeared, requesting her to take her seat immediately. The woman went ballistic! The DYKWIA speech was bordering on violent! The CSM, then calmly stated, "If you do not take your seat now, the police will be called and you will be removed from the flight"

    She quickly resumed her seat. But, just as we were leaving the gate, again she re-appeared, aggressively approaching the CSM, asking for her details so she could lodge a formal complaint with AA. It was at this moment, the gentleman behind me, in 2A interjected with something along the lines of "sit the f... down, perhaps you should have paid for your bl...y F ticket" Believe me, it was much more colourful.

    And with a smattering of applause, she disappeared back to Y. The man in 2A then gave his card to the CSM, saying "if she says anything, I will back you "
     
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  17. Pushka

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    Wow Boca - that is a classic! Bloody check of it.
     
  18. Boca68

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    Ooh!, It was a sight to behold Pushka. Never seen anything like it. I did not see her again. Thank god!
     
  19. subichow

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    I was tempted to pull one of these moves recently when lining up for the security at the gate. On the walk over other gates had a separate First/Business line but my gate just had the one line. I only realised this after I played it uber-cool and didn't bother lining up when people first started to form a line. I then patiently waited in line, but was irritated by people just sneaking in at the front from the opposite side of the line grr.. :mad:
     
  20. Denali

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    My first thought the movie Turner & Hooch when the cop was going through the house and saying to the dog, "This is not your room!"... but the only memes I could find was Tom Hanks in undies and no one is up to seeing that today.
     
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