Great to hear that the gate agent in SYD is a pain in the arse. There will be two of us trying to JS to the states. I thought that UAL had an unlimited jumpseat policy. Any idea how much a ZED is on Qantas to LAX?
I assume you fly for a US carrier Kenny. If you have a JS co-ordinator, have them clarify the JS situation with their UA counterpart. UA folks have always been superb in my experience JS-ing, the jobsworth in SYD may be correct but policy and accepted practice may differ!