I had a 940 pm flight to Florida last Friday – flights were super busy due to Easter. I was hoping to fly early so my family wouldn’t have to be in the airport at 1230 am to pick me up. I called all week and they said there was no way to get on as all flights were sold out. I went to the airport early anyway.
The ground check in crew guy for the 645 pm flight seemed a bit grumpy. I made sure I was on the standby list, and he told me status, class, etc. didn’t matter. Due to my crazy travel, I had been upgraded on the 940 pm flight to first class but he didn’t care. I went and asked him politely one more time for an update, and he said he wouldn’t know until 5 minutes before.
Finally, I visited again and said I was sorry but my family was waiting and I was hoping for an update. This time I pulled out my secret weapon (a sweetriot tin of course). He was surprised when I gave him a little sweet gift, and then he said, what’s your last name?
A few minutes later, I was called. First class, baby! I'm not kidding!!! You should try sweetriot gift giving too! It works wonders. :)