I know, I didn’t think such a thing existed either. I’m used to flying United, where upgrade space often isn’t released till at the gate. I’ve been on 757 flights (24 first class seats) with only three seats assigned, yet United decides to hold back all the upgrade space till the gate. As if 21 people are going to buy last minute tickets.
Then there’s the other extreme, Delta. I’m flying them next Tuesday from Tampa to New York. I was happy to see my upgrade cleared on Wednesday (a full six days out), but was shocked to see that after the Platinum upgrades were cleared, there was only one seat remaining for sale. As of this morning, first class is sold out.
As an upgrader that books far in advance I love this, but this can’t be good for Delta’s bottom line, can it? For the next four days no one could buy a first class seat for any amount of money….