6 Responses

  1. dayone
    dayone at |

    I agree that the pricing is too low. It should be at least $25/$50/$75.

  2. Allison
    Allison at |

    AAck! I don’t like this at all. As an MVP Gold I love my access to the exit rows and don’t want to see them sold out from under me.

    1. Hua
      Hua at |

      Allison: Supposedly Alaska’s elites will retain the ability to reserve these at booking while non-status passengers will be offered an upsell at check-in: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alaska-airlines-mileage-plan/1634163-e-coming.html (discussion relating to the ability of elites to select these is toward the middle/end of the thread.)

  3. Carl
    Carl at |

    Golds already get a free drink when seated in coach. I would imagine that everyone in these three rows will get a drink, regardless of status.

    I do agree that it is a very small section, but I guess AS doesn’t want to lose any rows of seating to create a Y+ product. Or they want to see what kind of uptake this gets.

    I wonder how much revenue this will generate. Often if I am doing a same day change, the bulkhead and exit rows are all taken, so there are may not be a lot of revenue here. Or it may make same day change worse for elites.

    1. Hua
      Hua at |

      I think you’re right… If elites still get to reserve these at booking, then there may not be much money to be made and it could have a negative impact on same day changers. The possible winners could be MVPs who would otherwise have to pay for beverages, but don’t get that as a perk of their status.

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