CX considers offering eBay-style auction for upgrades

Discussion in 'Cathay Pacific | Asia Miles/Marco Polo Club' started by Kalboz, May 31, 2014.  |  Print Topic

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    Using TOBB was a bad idea. Why would one poll a group that is most likely to be negatively impacted by for-pay-upgrades ? DL used to sell last moment domestic upgrades at the gate ...
     
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    As did KLM, international ex-Africa at least.
     
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    This sounds a whole lot like the OptionTown product used by many other airlines already.
     
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    They still do if there's more F seats than elites on the flight.
     
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    Sounds like the OneUp offered by Air NZ. It has been a disaster because initially it wasn't properly integrated with the elite recognition and mileage upgrades (ie annoys elite passengers) and reduced revenue (instead of paying for business or premium economy more people pay for a lower class and buy up).
     

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