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    Default The nonrev's prayer

    Ok, I mentioned this in another thread. I've FINALLY gotten around to posting it.

    Background: Had some family in town on a Monday in MSP (they live in HNL, MSP is our hometown). By the end of the day on Monday, that last flight MSP-DEN was pretty full. Delta had a flight a few hours later, but that was also very full we had been told. But we went to the airport early, bought our ZEDs and listed at the Delta counter... just in case we had to try for that flight. If we didn't get those, it was a 6:00AM flight the next day if we were lucky, otherwise I'd probably have to take a vacation day off the next day. At the gate, I think we were the first two people on the list past the seat cutoff. We weren't hopeful, but had nothing to lose by trying. Miraculously, there were some noshows (I believe nonrevs) and we got the last two seats! Even if they weren't together, we were thrilled to get home. As soon as we were allowed to use our electronic devices, I typed up the nonrev's prayer, inspired by a scene in Cool Runnings (can't find it after a quick search on YouTube)

    In the name of the airplane,
    and of the gate agent,
    and of the lucky nonrev.
    Amen

    Our nonrev, who art at the gate
    jittery be thy name
    thy seat will come
    thy wait be done
    at the airport as it is at gate seven
    give us this gate agent their daily chocolate,
    and forgive us those who had less seniority
    as we forgive those who have outranked against us
    and lead us not into the middle seat
    but deliver us from getting stuck again.

    For thine is the first class,
    and the complimentary orange juice,
    and the open seats
    now and forever

    Amen.
    Last edited by spongebue; 13-Sep-2014 at 08:41 PM.
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    Classic! Love it.

    I made a flight earlier in the week which I was almost certain I wouldn't. At T-24 I was the only non-rev listed with 2 seats open. The morning of, a positive space non-rev as well as a higher priority non-rev (D1) showed up on the list with the flight showing oversold by 1. Then there were the oversales and a revenue standby. To top it off, the inbound was late. As it got closer to departure time, the D1 disappeared from the list then the positive space non-rev disappeared. They cleared the oversales and revenue standby and then I heard my name called. The gate agent said there was only 1 seat left in First (I listed for Y since it was a relatively short flight) and asked if I minded taking it? Twist my arm! I was the only non-rev to make it out of about a list of 10.

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    Very clever!!!
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    Here's today's response from her iphone, after using 25K Skymiles to buy OW tkt MCO/LAX to connect to LAX/HND tomorrow afternoon. 12 nonrevs got on, 18 seats open...

    To; The Reverend Sister
    Order of the Seasoned Nonrever
    "Oh ME of little faith "
    Love , Sister Candy
    Order of The Weak and Faithless
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    Oh my, what have I started?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    To; The Reverend Sister
    Order of the Seasoned Nonrever
    "Oh ME of little faith "
    Love , Sister Candy
    Order of The Weak and Faithless
    The Order of the Weak & Faithless - so thatís where Sister Candy went after she left the Order Of Perpetually Stuck At End Of Very Long List.


    I know, Iíll get my hat.
    Keep'em Flying

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    Considering what I make them do to connect just to get business class, I'm surprised they don't call me:
    The nonRev-erend Sister
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    Since it seems like this gets referenced so much, I'm going to make this a sticky so it can be found more easily. I feel kinda bad for doing it to my own post, but I like to think I'd do it if someone else created it, too
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    I know this may sound dumb but what is a STICKY?

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    Hah, no worries. A sticky stays on top of the forum section (in this case, open discussion) no matter how old it is. Well, other stickies could go above. In the United world, think of a regular topic as a regular SA1P nonrev and a sticky as an SA0V vacation pass.
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