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Hawaii sell FC at gate before or after SWU

Old Nov 4, 13, 7:59 pm
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Hawaii sell FC at gate before or after SWU

On Hawaii flights does anyone know if FC is sold at the gate before or after SWUs are cleared? When do they start selling FC seats and is the cost fixed or does it go down closer to boarding? Last question is there any priority for selling the seats based on ticket class or status?

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Old Nov 4, 13, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob111 View Post
On Hawaii flights does anyone know if FC is sold at the gate before or after SWUs are cleared? When do they start selling FC seats and is the cost fixed or does it go down closer to boarding? Last question is there any priority for selling the seats based on ticket class or status?

Thanks, Bob
Supposed to be clear SWU's first.
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Old Nov 4, 13, 9:09 pm
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As noted above, SWUs should clear first. However, I nearly had an issue with this back in January on KOA-LAX, about which I posted here. Depending on your perspective (whether you are trying for SWU or paid gate upgrade), this could be good or bad.
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Old Nov 4, 13, 9:31 pm
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Thanks for the info. I'm waitlisted for a SWU but it's not looking good. It's 3 weeks out and FC is almost sold out. My wife is already in FC. Since it's a 767 with BE seating, I would probably be willing to pay a reasonable amount but the last time I checked they wanted about $1000.
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Old Nov 4, 13, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob111 View Post
is the cost fixed or does it go down closer to boarding?
Cost is based purely on distance. See http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...l-changes.html
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Old Nov 4, 13, 10:58 pm
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2x since Jan 2013 ATL-HNL. Both times on waitlisted SWUs. Both times cleared into BE.
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Old Nov 5, 13, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
Supposed to be clear SWU's first.
I am curious as to how this actually works from a policy standpoint. For example, DL sells upgrades at check-in on these flights, and these upgrades are confirmed at that time, not at the gate. Does this mean that they clear the SWU first prior to making any of these offers? I would hope the answer is yes...
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Old Nov 5, 13, 9:06 am
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The paid upgrades come from RP inventory. If there is RP available for sale, wouldn't that mean that the SWUs would have cleared at that time?
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