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First Class Monetization, or FCM: The Definitive Thread

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Old May 19, 17, 11:13 am
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Being offered an upgrade of "only" $283 each way DTW/EWR next month. I think I'll chance being stuck in my aisle c+ seat
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Old May 22, 17, 8:05 am
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$83 ATL-DAY for upsell. Worth it?
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Old May 22, 17, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by kylep1256 View Post
$83 ATL-DAY for upsell. Worth it?
Worth it is really situational. The flight is only 432 miles, probably just over an hour gate to gate. But, if you're planning to check a bag or two, it might be a better value proposition.

For me, I usually only take FCM offers if they translate into $50/hour or less. Sometimes I will go a bit higher if I know I need to work or sleep on the flight.
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Old May 22, 17, 8:37 am
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DCA-JFK on 7/4 -- $77.88 on top of a purchase price of $84.20. Already upgraded to C+.
Currently available for sale for $133.
I'm using this to connect to one of the good fares JFK-EU. But gave myself plenty of time for the connection -- 6 hours.
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Old May 22, 17, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by mot29 View Post
DCA-JFK on 7/4 -- $77.88 on top of a purchase price of $84.20. Already upgraded to C+.
Currently available for sale for $133.
I'm using this to connect to one of the good fares JFK-EU. But gave myself plenty of time for the connection -- 6 hours.
You should be able to call DL and upfare your ticket for the difference in fares, with no change fee.
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Old May 22, 17, 11:43 am
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C+ on a CR9 for 35-40 min time in the air DCA-JFK is perfectly adequate ... I wouldn't pay an extra $77.88 for F unless I needed the additional free checked bags and/or the 250 additional MQM
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Old May 22, 17, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
C+ on a CR9 for 35-40 min time in the air DCA-JFK is perfectly adequate ... I wouldn't pay an extra $77.88 for F unless I needed the additional free checked bags and/or the 250 additional MQM
Nor will I -- the $133 fare was available when I booked the ticket and I didn't take it then. Unless there are problems -- 40 minutes of taxiing and 40 minutes in the air, maximum. And I expect July 4 on a Tuesday to be a pretty lite travel day.
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Old May 22, 17, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by mot29 View Post
Nor will I -- the $133 fare was available when I booked the ticket and I didn't take it then. Unless there are problems -- 40 minutes of taxiing and 40 minutes in the air, maximum. And I expect July 4 on a Tuesday to be a pretty lite travel day.
if your handle designation as being a DM is accurate you're gonna get upgraded on that flight anyways in all likelihood.
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Old May 24, 17, 5:15 am
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I'm doing one of my "mental health Wednesday" trips next week, DCA-JFK-PBI in the morning, PBI-ATL-DCA last flights out in the evening.

There are plenty of F empties on all flights. Delta offers me the following upgrade deals: $74.18 for DCA-JFK (typically 42 minutes en route); $186.13 for JFK-PBI (usually 2:15 or so); or a combination of both for $213.93.

On the way back, they'll sell me an upgrade at $314.92 per segment.

At least they serve free adult beverages in C+ on three of the four segments (there is no drink service in C+ DCA-JFK).

I used to get at least 3 segments upgraded at the 5 day window on this type of trip. We'll see what happens at 5 pm tomorrow.
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Old May 24, 17, 7:02 am
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Delta expands flexibility so customers can buy premium products post-purchase, manage upgrades

http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-...age-upgrades-0

Remember folks, FCM is all about "choice".

Oh they say they will now let YOU choose to downgrade from C+ middle seat when Delta.dumb auto dumps you into a crappy seat!
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Old May 24, 17, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by Renes Points View Post
Delta expands flexibility so customers can buy premium products post-purchase, manage upgrades

http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-...age-upgrades-0

Remember folks, FCM is all about "choice".

Oh they say they will now let YOU choose to downgrade from C+ middle seat when Delta.dumb auto dumps you into a crappy seat!
Being able to downgrade from C+ middle on your own was much needed.

I'm curious as to how we should interpret this bit, though. Surely it's not back to old-school just pick a C+ seat at booking/window. Something more like you get an email if your UG clears but no seat is assigned until you pick it? Could be a disaster in an oversell or something, not to mention potential for medallions to be "skipped" if they're unable to log in to grab a seat when their UG clears. I'm assuming/hoping the existing seat is retained until the pax picks their upgraded seat.

[Medallion Members may choose, instead, to self-select upgrade seats from the seat map once their eligibility window opens
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Old May 24, 17, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by Renes Points View Post
Oh they say they will now let YOU choose to downgrade from C+ middle seat when Delta.dumb auto dumps you into a crappy seat!
From the article:

The seat map will also allow a Medallion Member to choose to revert back to Main Cabin with one touch if they arenít happy with their upgrade seat assignment, for example, to a middle seat.
So I guess if you don't like the middle C+ seat now you are free to go back and choose whatever middle C- seats are left at that point. Fantastic!
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Old May 24, 17, 8:11 am
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Yeah, it says "revert back" to coach, not reclaim your previous seat.
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Old May 24, 17, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by KevinDTW View Post
From the article:

So I guess if you don't like the middle C+ seat now you are free to go back and choose whatever middle C- seats are left at that point. Fantastic!
It appears this may not be fully rolled out yet (or they didn't think through all cases yet). I have a trip coming up with RUCs pending, and it still shows the blocked seat maps outside of C+. No indication of how I can move back to main cabin if I wanted to.
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Old May 24, 17, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by gooselee View Post
... (or they didn't think through all cases yet)....
to no one's surprise ...
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