I just drove out to TPA to ticket an itinerary, and on purpose went at around 1:30PM when there are no flights leaving, so there’s literally no one at the ticket counter except for a couple of agents.
Well, I was ticketing an itinerary, and so was the guy next to me. He was using a $350 customer relations voucher, so I immediately assumed he was a FlyerTalker. Then he pulls out his Starwood American Express card to pay the residual amount. OK, now he’s definitely a FlyerTalker. To top it all off he asks the agent to apply a confirmed regional upgrade to his itinerary, and he has to have an argument with the agent about how confirmed regional upgrades can confirm upgrades in advance.
Way too sophisticated to just be common folk. 😉