Revenge With a Missing Gate Check Ticket
FlyerTalk member jimmc66 witnessed an incident on-board a United Airlines aircraft before departing from Chicago to San Francisco where two young women decided to store their luggage in an overhead bin in the premium cabin instead of lugging it to row 37 in the economy class cabin where they were assigned to sit. A passenger in the premium cabin alerted them that the overhead bin in which they were storing their luggage was reserved only for premium class passengers. Their response was reportedly less than civil.
When two premium class passengers boarded with their luggage but could not store it in the overhead bin above their seats, the aforementioned passenger gate-checked the luggage which belonged to the young women but hid the gate check ticket in his pocket, which caused a scene upon completion of the flight.
Some FlyerTalk members thought this was a Funny F/C story ORD/SFO – Better than IFE, but others disagree — some vehemently — that what the passenger who took it upon himself did to correct the situation in his opinion was the wrong thing to do.
Was this situation merely entertainment, or had a crime actually occurred?