Northwest Airlines is selling coach passengers a few more minutes head start to get off their planes.
Northwest now asks passengers on most domestic flights if they’re interested in paying extra for certain prime seats in coach — exit-row seats or aisle seats near the front of the cabin.
Elite WorldPerks members will be able to reserve these seats 36 hours in advance.
Looking over the selected seats for this program, we are not overly concerned that it will in any major way dilute similar benefits that elite members now enjoy. Given that we’re all likely to be elbow-to-elbow soon, it just means your seatmate might have paid more for the same seat you have.