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Air Canada Allows Passengers To Bid For Seat Upgrades

Air Canada Allows Passengers To Bid For Seat Upgrades
Design & Architecture

The Canadian airline is making it easier to fill out seats in its more expensive cabins by allowing customers to pay only what they are willing

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 20 march 2017

Nothing makes a trip better than getting an upgrade to business or first class, but getting them can be tricky and a matter of luck. Airline Air Canada is looking to make the process a little easier by allowing its customers to bid on an upgrade.

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The new AC Bid Upgrade programs lets customers put in a bid up to 96 hours before on an eligible flight. 48 hours before, if the bid is accepted, they will get an email and their credit card will be charged. According to the website, customers should pay how much they think the upgrade is worth: “You should submit the highest offer price you are willing to pay. The acceptance of an upgrade offer is dependent on several factors including availability, the number offers received and the amount each passenger is offering to be upgraded.” While there’s no guarantee, the system is so easy, it might be worth taking the gamble on getting better food, more leg room, and priority boarding.

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