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First Class Monetization, or FCM: The Definitive Thread

First Class Monetization, or FCM: The Definitive Thread

Old Mar 25, 19, 2:09 pm
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Bought a last minute M fare MSY-ATL-RDU on Sunday for flights tomorrow. On ATL-RDU I'm in 22C, no exit row, no C+ etc. I got offered an $89 upgrade at check in. I briefly considered it before declining. I think I can handle the hour in the back.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by lost_perspicacity View Post
Interesting contrast here on seats open vs price




A few days before the trip the BHM-LGA leg dropped to $95 so I grabbed it for the 8,900 miles. Normally wouldn't for such a short flight but doing a same-day return I wanted to maximize my comfort. Was able to get 5 woodford reserves in (including PDB) so it was worth the miles.
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Old Mar 30, 19, 6:10 am
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$184 FCM LAX-CVG red eye, first leg of LAX-CVG-DCA. About 2 weeks out. I grabbed it, well below my dollar/minute threshold on a 247 minute flight.
Return legs of my positioning flight for the KL LAX-BKK deal, so FC for this red eye worth it for me.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 7:46 am
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$245 offer for YYZ-SLC. Already got SLC-YYZ for $119, so this is double that offer. I think this is still a little rich (but the best offer recently.)

FYI, no status, and this is on a purchase Comfort+ flight.

Worth it?

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Old Apr 1, 19, 9:57 am
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Old Apr 1, 19, 9:59 am
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:13 am
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I'm flying ATL to TPA on Friday. The offer is $150 or 8,000 miles. I am wondering if it would be worth it for something like this. I assume there isn't a meal service and I don't drink. Its a 739 for what its worth. There is only 1 C+ seat open and its a middle so I wouldn't even consider that "upgrade".
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by jackvogt View Post
I'm flying ATL to TPA on Friday. The offer is $150 or 8,000 miles. I am wondering if it would be worth it for something like this. I assume there isn't a meal service and I don't drink. Its a 739 for what its worth. There is only 1 C+ seat open and its a middle so I wouldn't even consider that "upgrade".
I'd say not worth it if you don't drink. Meals are generally only on flights over 900 miles, with some exceptions on major/competitive routes.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by jackvogt View Post
I'm flying ATL to TPA on Friday. The offer is $150 or 8,000 miles. I am wondering if it would be worth it for something like this. I assume there isn't a meal service and I don't drink. Its a 739 for what its worth. There is only 1 C+ seat open and its a middle so I wouldn't even consider that "upgrade".
Save your $150 for wine and women in Tampa.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
Save your $150 for wine and women in Tampa.
You should have enough for at least two
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Lomapaseo View Post
You should have enough for at least two
Women?
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Old Apr 1, 19, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Lomapaseo View Post
You should have enough for at least two
Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
Women?
I think if I had a million SkyPesos, I could hook that up.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 1:35 am
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I think Delta has slightly changed the federal excise tax here, as mileage amounts are not correlating with the upgrade price on SFO-LAX.

Itís at $84.00 or 7900 miles right now ó it used to be, at some point, $84.93, which is rounded up by a cent to meet the 7.5% tax on 7900 miles = $79 USD. Now, though, itís charging a bit lower than the expected 7.5%.

I wonder if this means this will start to differ more in the future.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 2:44 am
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I was offered just $225 upgrade to F from a cheap V-class fare on SEA-KOA in May, and took it.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 2:53 am
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ICN-SEA shows $899 to D1 from L-class fare later this month.
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