Articles tagged “upgrades”

When Airlines Auction Premium Seats, Some Passengers Win

When Airlines Auction Premium Seats, Some Passengers Win

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines are trying to monetize their best products. Imagine that. More and more, airlines look like a sustainable business. We'll see if it lasts.

5 months ago

Delta Finds Passengers Paying for Upgrades With Their Own Money Is Big Business

Delta Finds Passengers Paying for Upgrades With Their Own Money Is Big Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

You don't expect corporate travelers to dip into their own pockets on business trips. But certain travelers love to fly in premium cabins, and that's good news for Delta's revenues, which were already strong.

1 year ago

The Upgrade Habits of Hotel Guests That Book Online

The Upgrade Habits of Hotel Guests That Book Online

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Targeting bookers that are the most likely to upgrade is a cost efficient way for hotels to make sure their most expensive rooms are full without ever blocking the inventory from guests willing to pay full price.

5 years ago

American Airlines Is Now Letting Flyers Bid on Upgrades

American Airlines Is Now Letting Flyers Bid on Upgrades

David Koenig, Associated Press

American is very quietly testing the program with no promise that it will give out all available upgrades. This could become a trend among airlines looking to squeeze money from every inch of space.

5 years ago

Why well-dressed single men have the best shot at receiving free upgrades

Natalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph

The men are often business travelers with frequent flyer credentials, but it’s likely no coincidence that flight attendants making the selection are mostly women.

6 years ago

Airlines turn from free upgrades to online auctions for business class bumps

The elusive upgrade was always a game of chance and an auction model makes it even more interesting.

6 years ago