I watched a guy with a swedish accent show a card at a Lufhansa Airlines counter for a sold out flight. They had a huddle, then put him in first class. He didn't seem to pay. I had been denied the same seat at full price a few minutes earlier. The card was black, not an amex or credit card, and they didn't slide it. They just looked at it with his passport. The only word I heard was "Palisade" and "P.I.C". Anybody know who the guy was or what the card was?