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Old Jan 17, 12, 3:25 pm
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channa
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That's a very CO tactic that CO has used for a while.

In routes where there is little direct competition, they like their 3-day mins and really ream you if you don't have it.

This is also one upside or downside (depending on your viewpoint of them) of the B fares. CO's lowest fare is a B fare, so you're getting a free, immediate upgrade if Elite and available. So they're not really monetizing anything their for their F cabin since you're not paying more for it. You're only paying for the B because that's the fare.
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