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"Travel Option" - Alaska Survey on a la Carte Items

"Travel Option" - Alaska Survey on a la Carte Items

Old Apr 12, 19, 9:36 am
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"Travel Option" - Alaska Survey on a la Carte Items

Received a link from AS asking about a number of bundles or a la carte add ons for travel. Everything from paying for different seats, bundling wifi and priority access with tickets, to paying for "Gold for a Day" packages. Also testing the idea of integrating parking, ground transportation and baggage delivery as items to add to a ticket.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by williwaw View Post
Received a link from AS asking about a number of bundles or a la carte add ons for travel. Everything from paying for different seats, bundling wifi and priority access with tickets, to paying for "Gold for a Day" packages. Also testing the idea of integrating parking, ground transportation and baggage delivery as items to add to a ticket.
Gold for a day is interesting. Deposit all your canceled tickets for the year 😂
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Old Apr 12, 19, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
Gold for a day is interesting. Deposit all your canceled tickets for the year 😂
I am not sure that is what they had in mind. Depending on cost the 50%-100% addiitional RDM might be eqivalent to the days RDM was offered as an add-on at ticket purchase.

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Old Apr 12, 19, 9:52 am
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The survey described Gold for a Day as: change fee waiver, expedited security, priority boarding, free wifi, and drink. So I assume it would be ticket specific. I like the idea of expanding wifi access to Gold in general....
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Old Apr 12, 19, 10:00 am
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They actually describe Gold for a day as coming with free wifi? Maybe positive changes are brewing...

Other than JetBlue, does any US airline offer free wifi for anyone?
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Old Apr 12, 19, 10:02 am
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Given they cancelled the Insights Community surveys, interesting to see them sending others. I'm curious if this is part of a new survey community, something sent to specific elite levels, part of post-flight survey?
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Old Apr 12, 19, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
They actually describe Gold for a day as coming with free wifi? Maybe positive changes are brewing...

Other than JetBlue, does any US airline offer free wifi for anyone?
Southwest does for companion level status holders.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 10:52 am
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Great, can't wait for 3/4 of the plane on a M/Th to be on Gogo and it to be even slower.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Xrayman View Post
Southwest does for companion level status holders.
Small correction: A-List Preferred gets free wifi. Companion pass holders don't get it, unless they also have A+. Interestingly, their wifi worked great over the pacific the other day on OGG-OAK, but was useless on OAK-PHX, which only had 26 people on it. Go figure.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 1:14 pm
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I'd be willing to pay more for a flight package bundled with a pre departure beverage...
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Old Apr 12, 19, 5:44 pm
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I didn’t find any of the options appealing. Seems like AS feel they have squeezed every dollar out of 75Ks and the golds that pay for F. Now, they’re trying to juice the segment golds and regulars.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by williwaw View Post
The survey described Gold for a Day as: change fee waiver, expedited security, priority boarding, free wifi, and drink. So I assume it would be ticket specific. I like the idea of expanding wifi access to Gold in general....
This reminds me of the "plans change pass" and other addons VX used to offer.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 7:49 pm
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Some were things I get now via status. Why would I pay more for that? Seems like this survey is going to produce some odd results.


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Old Apr 12, 19, 9:48 pm
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Some were things I get now via status. Why would I pay more for that? Seems like this survey is going to produce some odd results.


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Fully agree - I had no idea how to rate the choices at times. I'd look at the list and all the stuff that matters I get for free - so I picked something further from my real interest.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by safari ari View Post
Great, can't wait for 3/4 of the plane on a M/Th to be on Gogo and it to be even slower.
2ku is coming soon enough and Gogo will be but a distant memory. Wifi as a paid ammenity on flights is going to eventually fade, just like paid wifi at airports.
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