Next Saturday I’m flying from LAX to JFK on United’s delightful Premium Service (trying to get a few trips in before they take away our easy upgrades thanks to the “special” nature of the flight), which I booked nearly a month ago. What surprised me is that at the time of booking the flight was F2, meaning they had already sold 10 of the 12 first class seats. That seems quite rare given that very few people are booking three cabin first nowadays and also because this is well over a month before departure. As a point of reference, all other flights on the route that day had at least nine first class seats available for sale.
Now it doesn’t really matter to me because I already have a confirmed upgrade to business class, but I can’t help but wonder what the deal is. Is there something going on in LA, or for that matter New York, that would cause a migration of 10 high rollers? Or maybe someone famous and their (really big) entourage are taking over the flight?
Either way I’m bringing my camera and will have TMZ on speed dial, or whatever the email equivalent is. Hey, someone’s gotta pay for my travel. 😀