I wrote about a year ago, of an over-entitled American Airlines elite member who demanded that bags be rearranged in the overhead bins to create space for his bags.
Well on Friday, flying the 7am American Airlines flight to JFK from Los Angeles, I met another one.
It was clear that the flight was oversold in Coach and so after boarding agents came on board and upgraded passengers to create space. My seat mate got an upgrade to First, very nice, but clearly fine for AA to do for one of its best customers. He gets to sit in 1A.
Fast Forward to arrival at JFK, Mr. 1A comes back to just by the Business Class cabin and asks if I can fetch his bag from the overhead bin above my seat. ‘Pardon?’ I asked.
‘Can you just go back there and get my bag, it’s above your seat?’
I think I was so shocked that I actually did it – no flight attendant jumped forward to provide this service. I did say that I thought it was a little cheeky to ask a fellow passenger to do this, regardless of how important he was.
Would you have got his bag?