Short version: I'd booked RDU-LAX (non-stop) for tonight in T (L/U/T, I think T) for around $153 (a/i o/w). Checked last night and the F fare was $360. After a quick check with the boss, "threwaway" the coach ticket ($3 voucher after $150 fee) and bought the $360 F fare. Although I'm an upgrade-eligible Alaska MVP Gold, there were only 2 seats left and I'd be at the bottom of the list... so I wanted to guarantee the seat. Incredibly cheap for 5+ hours of paid F, even if it is domestic F. Better yet, I'm crediting to Alaska, who gives MVP Gold the 100% elite bonus as well as a paid-F 50% bonus, for 250% of the miles flown total. Meal service on this route should be Dinner, since it leaves at 7:59... but reading other threads the actual dinner content looks iffy. Anyone out there regularly fly this route with any advice?