My new United pre-flight hobby

This FlyerTalk thread has brought me quite a few laughs about something I’d never even thought about paying attention to. United’s gate monitors always display the first three letters of the last name and first letter of the first name for passengers on the standby list, upgrade list, or confirmed awaiting seats list.

Well, it never occurred to me just how entertaining some of these names could be. From now on I’m getting to the gate extra early for a few extra laughs.

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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