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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 Mar 8, 18, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
I have a RST to FLL itnerary coming up 2 weeks. Upgrade on the ATL to FLL leg to FC has dropped in two days from $224 to $179 to $111 today. Any chance it drops further if no one bites at $111? Just seeing how this works.
Ha, the upgrade price went up, just today, from $111 to $179 to $224 again?? Even though only one FC seat sold. ...? This stuffs a hoot....
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Old Mar 8, 18, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post


Ha, the upgrade price went up, just today, from $111 to $179 to $224 again?? Even though only one FC seat sold. ...? This stuffs a hoot....

Had that happen not too long ago and I called about what the actual price was. I was offered a lower price on the phone than any of the online prices.
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Old Mar 8, 18, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by pharmawalk View Post
I was offered a lower price on the phone than any of the online prices.
Do you know if the lower price was due to repricing the entire ticket?
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Old Mar 8, 18, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by BusTrav8yrs View Post
Can get a much cheaper meal at the airport before takeoff
That's assuming you have time to get a meal at the airport. Of course an SLC-East Coast flight should have Buy-On-Board options at least in the above case I'm guessing you were referencing.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 11:15 am
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Another consequence of FCM

... the greater percentage of amateurs in the FC cabin**

As evidenced, in part, by their use of the overheads. On a recent flight, virtually every linear foot of the wide-side bins on a MD series plane was consumed by rollaboards that were not arranged wheels-in/out. Inefficient usage, resulting in some PAX having trouble finding a space for their luggage.


** yes, I concede that not all experienced travelers get this right, either.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
... the greater percentage of amateurs in the FC cabin**

As evidenced, in part, by their use of the overheads. On a recent flight, virtually every linear foot of the wide-side bins on a MD series plane was consumed by rollaboards that were not arranged wheels-in/out. Inefficient usage, resulting in some PAX having trouble finding a space for their luggage.


** yes, I concede that not all experienced travelers get this right, either.
I noticed this on a 75D recently as well as I boarded last and almost all rollaboards were placed flat instead of on their side so that other bags could fit in the bin. One of the pax noticed that I was moving their bag to lay on its side so I could fit mine inside the bin and that pax started to get mad at me for messing with their bag saying that the bin was full. It was awesome seeing their face as I was able to fit my bag in the bin after moving their bag on it's side.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:54 pm
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I understand that on cash tickets buying up to F results in additional MQM. If you buy up via the seat map on a miles ticket what happens?
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by EZEDoesIt View Post
I understand that on cash tickets buying up to F results in additional MQM. If you buy up via the seat map on a miles ticket what happens?
I haven't tried this yet but others have reported that you don't earn any MQM's or MQD's on award ticket buy ups.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by BusTrav8yrs View Post
Can get a much cheaper meal at the airport before takeoff
Can save even more money by not traveling. Really, I doubt anyone’s buying upgrades for the food.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by MCO Flyer View Post
I haven't tried this yet but others have reported that you don't earn any MQM's or MQD's on award ticket buy ups.
Yeah, I'd guess not, but it made me realize that part of the reason I'd pay cash is for the bonus MQM. oh well
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Old Mar 9, 18, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by strickerj View Post


Can save even more money by not traveling. Really, I doubt anyone’s buying upgrades for the food.
Did you read the post he was replying to? The guy explicitly mentioned the food as a rationale for getting the upgrade.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by EZEDoesIt View Post
Yeah, I'd guess not, but it made me realize that part of the reason I'd pay cash is for the bonus MQM. oh well
nothing like buying up and not getting a darn thing for it....
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Old Mar 9, 18, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post


nothing like buying up and not getting a darn thing for it....
yeah, that bigger seat, "guaranteed" OHB space, dedicated cabin service, 2-3 free 70# bags, PREM boarding, and SP handling is indeed a whole lotta nada!
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Old Mar 10, 18, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by EZEDoesIt View Post
I understand that on cash tickets buying up to F results in additional MQM. If you buy up via the seat map on a miles ticket what happens?
I don't know about the MQMs, but I do know that the fee you pay when you upgrade at the seat map or check-in stages is not refundable if you have to cancel the trip.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
I don't know about the MQMs, but I do know that the fee you pay when you upgrade at the seat map or check-in stages is not refundable if you have to cancel the trip.
Yeah, that's a little uncool. Better to really get a GAP fare so you can apply the value to another ticket should you need to change.
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