A Really Nice Travel Story

Old Mar 26th, 2003, 04:27 PM
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A Really Nice Travel Story

I copied and pasted the following story below, it was so nice and I wanted to share it with other Fodorites (I'm just the messenger)....:<BR><BR>&quot;Recently had a nice experience with a United gate agent and a couple of young Marines headed off to serve.<BR><BR>I was standing at my gate and noticed a couple of young Marines (one was wearing a Marine Corps T-shirt) talking over by the window. I went up to them and started to talk to them. They were connecting on this United flight to their overseas flight. We discussed various things and as I said Good Luck to them, I got their names.<BR><BR>I went up to the gate agent and told him I would like to upgrade these 2 Marines with 500 milers and could he help? Kerchuckata went the ticket printer, the agent paged them and when they came up told them that I had upgraded them (before anyone gripes, we departed with empty First seats, so nobody was illegally denied).<BR><BR>They were thrilled. When we boarded they handed me a camera and asked me to take take their picture in their big old First seats. It was a great flight, and the FAs really treated them like royalty.<BR><BR>When I returned home, I checked my E-Upgrade Summary and no upgrades had been deducted. So the United gate agent surreptitiously contributed quite a bit to the plan as well, it seems.&quot;<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 01:15 PM
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That is a nice story for once!! Seems like you only hear the bad ones regarding the airlines! Those guys deserve to be in first class all the way. They're doing such a wonderful job for our country. I am so proud of them and their heroism!!!!<BR><BR>Tia
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 01:56 PM
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That was very nice of the the person donating and the gate agent.
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Petlover - Glad to see you're also a Flyertalker!! <BR><BR>Best wishes.
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Old Apr 8th, 2003, 12:53 PM
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This is a nice story. Could you please share where you got it? What paper etc. was it in? Without having a source it really just remains a nice story. Thanks.
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IIRC - This story was posted on FlyerTalk.com by one of the people there who actually was the &quot;gifter&quot;. I believe it was on the &quot;United&quot; forum.<BR><BR>It really is a very nice story!<BR>Best wishes, Dave
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