Delta Sells 58% of Domestic First Class Now, is Expanding Stripped Down Economy Fares, and More

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  1. Delta increased the F sales… by dropping the price to a reasonable amount. AA is doing the same. UA is catching up.

  2. Good for Delta, and hope this keeps up the pressure. As someone who flies only a few dozen segments a year, and about a 50/50 split of business and pleasure, would love to just be able to buy reasonably-priced domestic F fares and be done with it. Yeah, top-tier status people who earn it on deep-discount econ legs won’t be happy, but for the rest of us it would be nice to be able to strategically splurge when we like rather than have the choice of paying 3X or spinning the upgrade (500 mile cert, etc.) roulette wheel and rarely getting lucky. I’ve seen F fare prices eroding at AA too, and I like it.

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