AirTran's On-Board Upgrades
More from the Department of In-Flight Sales:
We all know that feeling: You board a plane, juggling your carry-ons, and feel twinges of jealousy walking past the business class seats to your tiny seat in coach. If you've ever thought, "If only I could sit there," AirTran is now selling upgrades -- from $49 to $99 per segment -- to passengers in the cheap seats, whether at check-in, at the gate or on the plane itself. Once everyone has boarded, flight attendants will announce the sale of any empty seats in business class, and it's first come, first served for the extra legroom and complimentary drinks.
Most airlines offer passengers the chance to upgrade at check-in (or push pricey extras, depending on your viewpoint), but according to a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, most legacy carriers sell their business class seats to actual business travelers and other frequent fliers; discount carrier AirTran tends to have more travelers lured by the low prices than by reliable premium-class services.
By Christina Talcott |
October 21, 2008; 12:30 PM ET
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