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Enhancements in Main Cabin Extra Seating (now Q2 2018)

Enhancements in Main Cabin Extra Seating (now Q2 2018)

Old Jan 24, 18, 7:08 pm
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Enhancements in Main Cabin Extra Seating (now Q2 2018)

Looks like they are upgrading MCE for free beverages and "preferred" overhead space.

https://theforwardcabin.com/2018/01/...extra-seating/
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:17 pm
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Free wine and spirits in MCE is a big plus for me, as Iím crashing in status this year down to Plat. Hopefully they wonít also change eligibility rules for complementary MCE seating.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:20 pm
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Not good news.

Bigger incentive for non-elites to pay for MCE, meaning less MCE seats for elites.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:24 pm
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Any more specifics on when the free booze will begin being served?
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:26 pm
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Great news enhancement Count me in
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by AUJeep View Post
Any more specifics on when the free booze will begin being served?
About 45 minutes after takeoff.

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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
About 45 minutes after takeoff.

set my self up for that... I've got a few flights in february and wondering if i should pay for MCE... i can justify paying to half price MCE upgrade if they'll be serving free booze. $15 for 3 hours of beer??? easy...
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:58 pm
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These are the first steps to make MCE a separate class domestically, probably followed by complimentary upgrades to MCE only, down the line. There is no "free lunch", these are the seeds for the next major devaluation.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:00 pm
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I never drink alcohol. Do I get a discount on MCE?
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by CloudCoder View Post
I never drink alcohol. Do I get a discount on MCE?
No, but you will soon pay more for MCE to subsidize the other people's drinking.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by jacobguo View Post
Not good news.

Bigger incentive for non-elites to pay for MCE, meaning less MCE seats for elites.
then doesnít this just make it a good business move for them ? Canít blame them

does Oneworld Emerald get complimentary MCE?
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by AUJeep View Post
set my self up for that... I've got a few flights in february and wondering if i should pay for MCE... i can justify paying to half price MCE upgrade if they'll be serving free booze. $15 for 3 hours of beer??? easy...
im sure it will be something like Alaskaís premium class ďonce per drink cart pass thru .. so about 3 times transcon
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
About 45 minutes after takeoff. landing.

The way some fc service is now conducted, my revision may be on the mark.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:37 pm
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I guess this means then they'll need to enforce who sits in those seats?
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Old Jan 24, 18, 8:53 pm
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So, when will they be designating overhead bins in F as for passengers assigned to that cabin?
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