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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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My father always taught one simple restaurant seating rule. Always sit facing the door and never sit with anyone impeding your movements to the right.
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I would just boot my wife into Business Class and tell her to get over it.
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Just call Delta once a month or so to see if you can get an economy ticket. The fee might be $150 but you might get some miles back, maybe lots of miles, or it might cost more miles.

Depends on what you paid in miles and what might be available. It would be worth it to pay the $150 fee to save 30,000 or 50,000 or 100,000+ miles. Awards are in three tiers. Medium business/first is 100,00 and medium economy is 47,500 so that is over 50,000 miles.
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Old Aug 19th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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I understand where everyone is coming from, but I don't really understand the animosity. Some people accuse others of not being open-minded or understanding, but then refuse to allow that those same others have their own opinions and feelings - just different.

I, like the OP, would prefer to sit with my bf on flights. It's part of the trip experience. We chat and help each other. BUT, we just got back yesterday from a 2-week trip to SE Asia where we not only didn't sit together, but flew on two different airlines at different times in different classes. After trying to work out flying together, we decided that it just made more sense for us to each use our own FF miles on our separate airlines to book our flights. I flew United Economy while he flew Cathay Pacific First Class. I arrived in Bangkok 12 hours before him and returned 5 hours before him. Although it would have been nice to fly (and sit) together, it was actually okay that we didn't. Not my first choice, but okay.

Btw, I might have been more envious of him flying first class except that he DID actually book me a first class ticket using his points. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything available on his flight, so he booked me on a different schedule. Even more unfortunate, I had to decline his generous gesture because he had me booked to fly back 3 days after I had to be back at work. Oh well...

Since I agree that the OP did sound like he somewhat resented that his wife would be experiencing the upgrade while he would "suffer" (my word) in economy, might it be possible for one of them to fly in the upgraded section going and the other coming back? I know this doesn't solve the problem of wanting to sit together, but at least they could then share the experience of having traveled in each class.
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:07 AM
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TC, just saw your comment re '10s of thousands'.

Yes the math doesn't work out. It's called 'artistic license'. Exaggerating to make the point.

Like, 'I've flown more times than you've had hot breakfasts.'
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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When I flew for business purposes I never had to pay for personal travel for about 15 years. I used points. When I 'retired' in my 40s, I never paid for a flight for another 7 years after that. I had that many miles accumulated.

You can imagine the shock when I walked in to a travel agency in Greece and asked for the price for a return flight to visit family in Canada, after 22 years of never having bought a ticket. Talk about 'sticker shock'!!!
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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<I>" It's called 'artistic license'. Exaggerating to make the point. "</I>

I thought so. I see a lot of "artistry" in your posts.
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Old Aug 21st, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Very kind of you to say you find my humble writings to be artistic TC.
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