I’m back in San Diego. I arrived on Sunday 29th. I was delighted to see Andrea and the good weather, in that order. The flight over passed by relatively quickly. I tried to get an upgrade by chancing the following:
Me: Are there any messages on the system for me?
Attendant: Let me check for you Sir.
Me (Thinking to myself): He called me Sir. This must be a good sign.
Attendant: No there are no messages for you at this time.
Me: Nothing from J. Whittey?
Attendant: No, my apologies.
Attendant: Is it about an upgrade?
Me: Yes, have you been notified?
Attendant: No but the flight is not full. You should check at the gate before you board.
Me: Okay, thanks for your help.
Thinking back, I should have asked the attendant to upgrade me there and then. This is where I missed my opportunity.
At the Gate:
Me: *Pretty much same spiel as above
Attendant (Smirking): No there are no messages on the system.
Me: So no chance…
Attendant: No, no chance I’m afraid.
So I ended up in coach.