Gaah, this is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, and I hope Shipra will take this in good spirit. I have been noticing a pattern and I just want to have it off my chest.
As a top-tier with most airlines I do business with, I am usually given the opportunity to select the nicer seats out there, sometimes by virtue of pre-selection, sometimes by virtue of checking in 48 hours prior. Because Uncle Scrooge did not pass on his wealth to me yet, I am still a predominantly Economy class flyer on a lot of the domestic segments that I do. Now, back in the day, I was almost always to be found on 10C or 10D, the aisle seats in the bulkhead. But, for over a year now, I’m seeing that change.
Initially, when we started flying around together, Shipra would take the window seats (she likes them), and I would usually book the aisle seat, because I still loved the access. Sometimes, we’d get the middle seat empty between us. But of late, it is not. Planes are packed again, and as a result, I find myself moving into the middle seat more and more often.
Earlier, it would also happen that Shipra had no status on airlines. So, I had to always pre-book the kind of seats where we could almost always get good seats without status. Which meant the row 10 was out of the picture.
So go figure when I sat on a plane in the middle row and the plane was delayed by an hour to take off.
Status ain’t everything. That is the lesson I’ve learned over a period of time.
Any one of you notice things change getting a better half in your life?