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First Class Monetization, or FCM: The Definitive Thread

First Class Monetization, or FCM: The Definitive Thread

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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:00 am
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Hi, is DL ever offering upgrades from coach to Delta One between JFK and SFO, please? I have not seen any mentioned in the thread.
If you mean medallion upgrades, currently no, but the policy is changing later this year.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:20 am
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Yeah, but the wine in comfort-plus is bad. I could easily drink a glass of wine before departure and another two glasses in-flight over 90 minutes.
Sad, isn't it. And C+ supposed to compete with Premium Economy on TATL. You know, enhanced meal and drink options with menus that cycle three times per month.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:24 am
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Sad, isn't it. And C+ supposed to compete with Premium Economy on TATL. You know, enhanced meal and drink options with menus that cycle three times per month.
No it's not. PE vs. C+ on TATL is clearly distinguished on the website and is sold as a separate fare class (P/A/G), just like on TPAC routes.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:38 am
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No it's not. PE vs. C+ on TATL is clearly distinguished on the website and is sold as a separate fare class (P/A/G), just like on TPAC routes.
I'd love to see a fare differential breakdown between DL C+ and partners' PE.

"Clearly distinguished on the website" is a quibble.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by pvn View Post
If you mean medallion upgrades, currently no, but the policy is changing later this year.
I mean paid upgrades, we are in the FCM thread. I want to know if anyone was offered a discounted upgrade to D1 on JFK-SFO and from which coach fare. Discounted would be under $300.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 12:39 pm
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$95 each way LGA-DTW-LGA......yea right DL.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 7:31 pm
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$89 from SLC->PHX and also $89 for the reverse. Considering buying the ticket with FC for those legs (my other 2 are on a CRJ2) was over $700 that is actually a deal. I don't get the higher fare class though correct? So not extra MQMs or SM?

Edit to add another question: do these offers typically go up in price or down? Still a month away (I rarely book more than two weeks out so this is new to me)
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Old Jan 22, 18, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by z06mir View Post
$89 from SLC->PHX and also $89 for the reverse. Considering buying the ticket with FC for those legs (my other 2 are on a CRJ2) was over $700 that is actually a deal. I don't get the higher fare class though correct? So not extra MQMs or SM?
as long as you upfare before checking in, your ticket **should be** reissued in A inventory which will get the 50% MQM bonus
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Old Jan 23, 18, 2:08 pm
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I mean paid upgrades, we are in the FCM thread. I want to know if anyone was offered a discounted upgrade to D1 on JFK-SFO and from which coach fare. Discounted would be under $300.
Given the lack of response, shall I assume that good deals to upgrade on JFK-SFO with cash are rare and that most people pay the fare for the class they fly unless they upgrade with miles or certificates or pay the full fare difference?
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Old Jan 23, 18, 6:49 pm
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What does DL want for F on 330 ATL-LAX flight?
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Old Jan 23, 18, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by bdhaliwa View Post
What does DL want for F on 330 ATL-LAX flight?
$346 was my offer for the 330 ATL-LAX in F.

Same price for non flat F seats on the same route for other flights

Last edited by GMTmin8; Jan 24, 18 at 7:08 am Reason: Wrote incorrect $ initially
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Old Jan 23, 18, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by af fp View Post


Given the lack of response, shall I assume that good deals to upgrade on JFK-SFO with cash are rare and that most people pay the fare for the class they fly unless they upgrade with miles or certificates or pay the full fare difference?
I don't think I've ever seen one. DL is perfectly willing to let seats on the TCON routes go empty, just like international J.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by GMTmin8 View Post


$379 was my offer for the 330 ATL-LAX in F.

Same price for non flat F seats on the same route for other flights



FWIW, the current cheapest A fares on this route are $578.30 one-way for non lie-flat and $685.80 for lie-flat's. The lie-flat D1 equipment (A330/777/763ER) on this route carry a $100 premium that is built-in to the fare (the extra $7.50 on top of that is the 7.5% US Excise Tax). So if you are paying less than $300 each way for coach, a $379 upgrade price would be less than the outright purchase price.

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Old Jan 24, 18, 4:11 am
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Being offered $106 ATL-FLL on Friday. Passing on that one.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 7:07 am
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It was $346 for buy up to F on ATL-LAX on a330

Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
.... So if you are paying less than $300 each way for coach, a $379 upgrade price would be less than the outright purchase price.
Thank you I had wondered about pricing. The coach segment cost $222.

I wrote the incorrect amount in my initial answer.

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