My upgrade %age on US Airways has been pretty good, but as a lowly silver usually I seem to get the bulkhead. I hate the bulkhead, but I also figure that since it’s a free upgrade that beggers shouldn’t be choosers so if another seat isn’t available online I don’t ask at the gate. Last week I had a double whammy…bulkhead aisle.
I got to the gate area and heard my name called out. I approached the agent and she said there was a party that I was right in the middle of and asked if I minded moving to 3F. I said “that’s a window, right?” She said yes. I told her I’d be more than happy to switch because I hate bulkheads and I love windows. She then replied “I was hoping you wouldn’t mind. Women love windows so i figured it was was easier to move you. Men love the aisles.”
I know I love windows, my male coworkers love aisles, but many female friends I know who travel a lot love aisles as well.
I was just happy I got a better (to me) seat. I should have bought a powerball ticket after that!