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First Class $8700 MSP-LAX. Dynamic Pricing?

First Class $8700 MSP-LAX. Dynamic Pricing?

Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:03 pm
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First Class $8700 MSP-LAX. Dynamic Pricing?

Could this actually be legit or a misprint --




$8700 for First Class. Wow, just Wow
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:19 pm
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High demand from super bowl fans/media/celebs returning home??
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:39 pm
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Dynamic pricing on revenue tickets? Don't be silly, never heard of such a thing. Yes, it turns out it was a mistake as they've lowered the price on that FN fare filing to a much more reasonable $8198.30. Note the seasonality/effective dates on the fare --

SEASONALITY
TO MSP - PERMITTED 01FEB 18 THROUGH 03FEB 18. FROM MSP - PERMITTED 05FEB 18 THROUGH 06FEB 18.

The really fun part is that, even though it's a full F fare, it's non-refundable and has a $200 change fee.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:40 pm
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It's booking into full F 2 days after a major sporting event with a ton of price-insensitive passengers flocking to fly out of a Delta fortress hub...seems reasonable.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:44 pm
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Anyone willing to pay ~$2,200/hour for domestic F deserves to be separated from their money.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 5:47 pm
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There are people who are contractually entitled to fly F. Their assistants do not look at the price or, if they do, they may suck in their breath, but they book what they are told to book.

Can't begin to imagine how many people there are flying that day back to the LA area who have contracts like that.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 6:06 pm
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Wow, that's crazy. All of the direct flights are at $8,199 for the F bucket; P fares, if available, are $612 or $709 one way. Talk about price gouging!

Interestingly, the $8,199 F ticket is available for 100K miles for a redemption value of 8.2 cpm, quite good!
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ
The really fun part is that, even though it's a full F fare, it's non-refundable and has a $200 change fee.
Happens every year. Pretty much all fares to/from the host city are nonref over Super Bowl weekend.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 6:41 pm
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We should all watch the calendar for 330 days prior to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta and book SM points seats for ATL>LAX on the Monday/Tuesday after Super Bowl for possible high-paying VDBs.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 8:54 pm
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One way tickets msp-phl f tickets are running around 7k for Monday and Tuesday
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Lehava
One way tickets msp-phl f tickets are running around 7k for Monday and Tuesday
Seeing 7K for MSP-BOS as well. The 1:05am red-eye on Monday still has 10 seats up front.
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 10:15 pm
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$8K is a deal. If you want to fly SFO-MSP and stay in F, it's twice that to go Friday-Monday. And the nonstop on the return are full, so you have to connect tin SEA. At some point you've got to decide to go private, right???

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Old Jan 31, 2018, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel
$8K is a deal. If you want to fly SFO-MSP and stay in F, it's twice that to go Friday-Monday. And the nonstop on the return are full, so you have to connect tin SEA. At some point you've got to decide to go private, right???

The $8K price above to LAX is one-way. So it'd also be $16K RT from LAX if there were only F bucket availability and you are traveling during the FN fare application period -- inbound to MSP from Feb 1 - 3 and outbound from Feb 5 - 6.
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 6:01 am
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The upside for FTers? If Delta doesn't sell the seats there can be Medallion upgrades at the gate.
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme
The upside for FTers? If Delta doesn't sell the seats there can be Medallion upgrades at the gate.
Lies... they'll do FCM offers on check-in to make sure that doesn't happen. Only $7999 for Diamonds (but they'll offer $89 to kettles of course ... )
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