Last night when I got to my hotel, there was a group of Chinese nationals having a problem getting their room. Only one of them spoke any English at all. Apparently they had thought they had reserved a room with 2 beds. Instead they only had a room with one bed and the clerk was unable (unwilling??) to give them another room. I overheard this and remembered that I had a reservation for 2 double beds.
So I offered to switch my room for theirs. After all, I knew I was soon to be in the position of not speaking the language, being in a foreign land and if I ran into a problem, I would hope someone more familiar with the culture might help me out.
This morning as I was getting on my flight, I thought I would just ask if there was an emergency row seat available. There was not, but they said they had Economy Plus seats at a price. I asked how much and when the counter guy looked it up, he said for some reason I was able to get the seat at no extra charge, rather than the normal $99! He didn’t know why, it just was!! Six extra inches of legroom and no one in the middle seat. I also got an emergency row seat on the flight from Newark to Frankfurt.
Good Karma indeed.