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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 Oct 14, 18, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by TEDisgone View Post
... I just checked my trip this morning and saw this offer pop up when I selected a seat on the SEA-ATL segment:

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I can't see an offer!?
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Old Oct 14, 18, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by TEDisgone View Post
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.
Personally, my max on something like SEA-ATL is $250 to upgrade. My strategy would be book a different connection where the upgrade fare is cheaper, and then SDC to the SEA-ATL routing.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:03 pm
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From DTW-LAN on a CRJ7...

They want $20.43 for C+ on this route too... I'd counter with about $0.90 if I could. Trying to get $63 for this short hop and they can't even make sure all of their text is within the shaded box on the screen.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by eastindywalrus View Post


From DTW-LAN on a CRJ7...

They want $20.43 for C+ on this route too... I'd counter with about $0.90 if I could. Trying to get $63 for this short hop and they can't even make sure all of their text is within the shaded box on the screen.
The only possible sane reason for taking that F upgrade is for the extra 250 MQM IMO.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Millertime View Post
The only possible sane reason for taking that F upgrade is for the extra 250 MQM IMO.
Don't forget the SDC flexibility
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Old Oct 14, 18, 11:36 pm
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$179 upgrade on a domestic 752? ATL to MSP. What do you think?
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Old Oct 15, 18, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
$179 upgrade on a domestic 752? ATL to MSP. What do you think?
About a 50/50. If you have no status and won't get it otherwise, I'd probably bite.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 4:51 am
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JFK- LAS

They want $965 to upgrade a JFK-LAS flight..... 3 seats left in F. Hoping my RUC clears....
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Old Oct 15, 18, 7:30 am
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Who is actually taking these FCM offers? The pricing these days is so OOC.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
$179 upgrade on a domestic 752? ATL to MSP. What do you think?
does the website (not the seat map) indicate how many F and how many C+ seats are left for sale? if you’re in 41E, maybe (but keep watching the seat map for better Y accommodations); if you know you’ll need 450 extra MQMs to make status by the end of the year, or if you expect to need greater SDC flexibility, probably (although personally I find $179 more reasonable for a mid-con or TCON than a 2.5-hour flight)
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
$179 upgrade on a domestic 752? ATL to MSP. What do you think?
my gosh...I messed up per above, it is MCO to MSP same aircraft.......

also looks like 10C+ and 16 F available.

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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:35 pm
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~75 each way for my flight next week MSP-MCI. No offer yet for the same route the week after. Looks like ~9 open seats still so not biting
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Old Oct 15, 18, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by blitzcon View Post
Personally, my max on something like SEA-ATL is $250 to upgrade. My strategy would be book a different connection where the upgrade fare is cheaper, and then SDC to the SEA-ATL routing.
The PDX-SEA segment is now down to $118 but unchanged on ATL. The plane is a 752 so I'll definitely keep watching and hold out for at most $300. Not sure i would bother on a 739.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
Who is actually taking these FCM offers? The pricing these days is so OOC.
Agreed. Maybe a few people out there in need of MQDs to meet status thresholds for 2019?
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Old Oct 16, 18, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by acrophobia View Post


Agreed. Maybe a few people out there in need of MQDs to meet status thresholds for 2019?
I did but it's quicker and cheaper to just call and rebook in F class
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