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Old 10-30-2001, 03:14 PM   #1
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Most everyone is aware of the EUA issues when flying with companions on the same reservation. However, I recently flew with my girlfriend on separate reservations, since I was returning separately.

The reservation agent was able to set a "no-eua" flag on a per-segment basis in my reservation to ensure that I wouldn't get an upgrade and be separated from my girlfriend.

I was a bit nervous about this, since I didn't 100% trust the system and didn't want to be split up, but it worked like a charm.

The only catch was that when I checked in at AUS, I asked the ticket agent to upgrade me and give her a gold companion upgrade. She said that I'd already been upgraded to 3E, but she put us in 1A & 1B.

I was pretty confused about what happened since I hadn't received an EUA email. I was wondering if the no-EUA flag simply didn't send the email, but still did the upgrade.

I quickly found out, though. When checking into the Presidents Club, the very friendly woman that always recognizes me mentioned that she had seen my name on the 8:50am flight and upgraded me. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

She felt bad that she didn't realize that I had a companion and that she could have split us up, but I assured her that it wasn't a problem and thanked her.

I had given my sweetheart some flowers the day before that she was carrying with her. It turned out that she was allergic to these (she realized this after carrying them through the airport for a while), so I went ahead and gave them to the P-club rep. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

The rest of the outbound trip was uneventful, except for the broken wine bottles on landing (pretty overwhelming smell of alcohol at that time of the morning when you're sitting that close to the galley) and the abrupt stop short of the gate when the 757-200 nearly hit some equipment.

Fun stuff. Happy flying.

Cheers.

Daniel


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Old 10-30-2001, 03:14 PM   #2
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Most everyone is aware of the EUA issues when flying with companions on the same reservation. However, I recently flew with my girlfriend on separate reservations, since I was returning separately.

The reservation agent was able to set a "no-eua" flag on a per-segment basis in my reservation to ensure that I wouldn't get an upgrade and be separated from my girlfriend.

I was a bit nervous about this, since I didn't 100% trust the system and didn't want to be split up, but it worked like a charm.

The only catch was that when I checked in at AUS, I asked the ticket agent to upgrade me and give her a gold companion upgrade. She said that I'd already been upgraded to 3E, but she put us in 1A & 1B.

I was pretty confused about what happened since I hadn't received an EUA email. I was wondering if the no-EUA flag simply didn't send the email, but still did the upgrade.

I quickly found out, though. When checking into the Presidents Club, the very friendly woman that always recognizes me mentioned that she had seen my name on the 8:50am flight and upgraded me. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

She felt bad that she didn't realize that I had a companion and that she could have split us up, but I assured her that it wasn't a problem and thanked her.

I had given my sweetheart some flowers the day before that she was carrying with her. It turned out that she was allergic to these (she realized this after carrying them through the airport for a while), so I went ahead and gave them to the P-club rep. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

The rest of the outbound trip was uneventful, except for the broken wine bottles on landing (pretty overwhelming smell of alcohol at that time of the morning when you're sitting that close to the galley) and the abrupt stop short of the gate when the 757-200 nearly hit some equipment.

Fun stuff. Happy flying.

Cheers.

Daniel


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