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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 Jul 13, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by dalehill View Post
I am currently being offered C+ to FC on a TPA-ATL flight for the bargain price of $292.35. FC seats on that same flight right now are $261.20. It's actually insulting.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 2:43 pm
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Well, not exactly first class, but here's a funny one. A $1 upgrade to Comfort+ on 2 separate flights, both 737-8, and I'm FO.



Obviously I could get the upgrades for free, but heck I'll pay $1 to get the confirmed seat I like in 10A. We'll see if it actually goes thru..
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Old Aug 6, 18, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jk88usa View Post
Well, not exactly first class, but here's a funny one. A $1 upgrade to Comfort+ on 2 separate flights, both 737-8, and I'm FO.

Obviously I could get the upgrades for free, but heck I'll pay $1 to get the confirmed seat I like in 10A. We'll see if it actually goes thru..
If it rebooks you in W, you get bonus MQMs too. It's worth it for that alone (if you care about MQMs).
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Old Aug 7, 18, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by sethb View Post
If it rebooks you in W, you get bonus MQMs too. It's worth it for that alone (if you care about MQMs).
No bonus MQMs for W delta flights.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:35 pm
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When buying up to F on an award ticket, will you earn MQMs? (not really worried about the MQDs). Being offered $60 for C+, $200 for F on BOS-SEA. Will buy up to F if you get the 150% MQMs and would consider buying up to C+ if it gets 100% MQMs.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by hi55us View Post
When buying up to F on an award ticket, will you earn MQMs?
No. You get MQDs for the amount of upcharge and that's it.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:46 am
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Delta.com is offering me a buy-up into first-class:

DTW–JFK for $292.95
JFK–SJU for $193.20
SJU–ATL for $261.45
ATL–DTW for $187.95
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Old Oct 4, 18, 10:43 am
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ATL->JFK with a wide body. They want 299 which is more than double the difference at booking for round trip first class. Not sure how/why these are setup but I find it fascinating how wide ranging these offers are.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 7:24 pm
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DTW-ATL $314.92 on an a321
ATL-SAT $235.91 on a MD90
SAT-DTW $95.68 on a CRJ900

Yes I took the offer on the SAT-DTW segment.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 4:03 pm
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Probably the worst FCM offer I've ever had came today. $521 for PIT-DTW on a CRJ-900. Obviously, I passed on that after I stopped laughing.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by MEABFlyer View Post
Probably the worst FCM offer I've ever had came today. $521 for PIT-DTW on a CRJ-900. Obviously, I passed on that after I stopped laughing.
At least on a per minute basis that has to be a record. I've gotten a $900 offer before but it was at least for a 4.5 hour flight.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
Delta.com is offering me a buy-up into first-class:

DTWJFK for $292.95
JFKSJU for $193.20
SJUATL for $261.45
ATLDTW for $187.95
Those figures look familiar----are you taking a mid-winter cruise too?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Millertime View Post
DTW-ATL $314.92 on an a321
ATL-SAT $235.91 on a MD90
SAT-DTW $95.68 on a CRJ900

Yes I took the offer on the SAT-DTW segment.
With a stiff breeze at my back, Im pretty sure I could drive a golf ball from DTW to ATL.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 8:21 am
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Old Oct 13, 18, 10:12 am
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I have a one way flight coming up next month that was going for about $1200 via SEA in F when I was booking but I went with C+ instead for $308 (MUCH cheaper F fares were/are available via other hubs but I wanted to connect in SEA for various reasons). I just checked my trip this morning and saw this offer pop up when I selected a seat on the SEA-ATL segment:



I wouldn't even consider the upgrade on the short hop up to SEA but the ATL segment has me thinking about it.
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