Can you name your own Price on FlightsIs it possible to state your own price for flights?
Would you like a flight upgrade? Plusgrad lets you name your price
Would you like to switch from trainer to enterprise and name your own price? Some 30 major carriers, from Austrian to Virgin Atlantic, have chosen the programme designed by a Canada-based tour operator. Travellers either receive an e-mail alert from the carrier that they can offer a better seating position, or they can just visit the airline's website to see if their flights are on.
You will then be asked for an estimate together with your payment details and you will be asked if the estimate was a success - usually 72 hrs before depart. In order to prevent the user from making a ludicrously low bids, Plusgrade gives the airline companies the opportunity to show a "force gauge" or a minimal bids to take you to the baseball stadium.
A number of travellers using Air New Zealand's OneUp programme, which allows them to travel to one of the above classes, report that they have been upgraded from $750 per passenger from Premier Economic to Bus. Increasingly popular demand for Premier Economical Mode also gives air travelers a cheaper way to get off the bus, as Lufthansa only offers bids for switching from the airline's new Premier Economical Mode products.
Purchasing a luxury class travel pass with other carriers can make it easier to enter the luxury class. This was the expertise of LOT Polish Airways, which has been providing the bidding options for one year. "LOT is setting the reserve price for an upgraded bus to the first class bus to the first class bus at 300 zloty or $83 at prevailing foreign currency prices; the minimal price for the leap from the first class bus to the second class bus is 700 zloty or $193. "The prize is different on every flight," she said.
"But on almost every plane there's at least one passenger who's been armed. "However, it is in the interest of the airline companies not to make it too simple to make a bargain, otherwise it could be encouraging normal business-class pilots to act downwards and offer their way back. Please note that Plusgrade does not have a single ticket auction system for seating upgrades:
Optiontown is also working with airline companies to provide customer updates on-line. Contrary to Plusgrade, it provides you with a premier seat at a flat rate - but there is no warranty that you will get it if your demands exceed your availability.