Well apparently my seat mate figured this out -- perhaps he is even among us here on MP. I boarded a flight from DEN-PHL the other day and was seated in F. In the row in front of me was a gray-haired gentleman wearing a United jacket. Even I though he must be some executive from the company as the flight was full so there was a very unlikely chance it would have been a regular non-rev. Needless to say the FAs noticed the jacket and proceeded to be on top of their game for the next three hours en route. Drinks were kept full, smiles were offered and all in all it was a very pleasant flight. Towards the end of the flight one of the FAs finally approaches the passenger in question and just flat out states that she along with the rest of the FAs are curious who he is, "are you one of us?" "Oh, no, I just like the jacket" he responded in so many words. So, did we really receive better service or was the crew really just one of UAs gems? I don't know, but perhaps it's time to go find a UA jacket to wear on future flights (over my MP t-shirt of course)!