3 Links I Love: Comfort+ Changes, Alaska Milk Run, and Fares Going Down

This week’s featured link:
Delta Comfort+ now available as fare for flights to Asia and Latin AmericaDelta.com
Delta started selling Comfort+ as a separate cabin domestically earlier this month, but for international flying it remained simply an ancillary seat choice. That is changing… sort of… in some places. For travel beginning September 19, international travel will also be sold as a separate cabin on flights to/within Asia (excluding China/Hong Kong/Taiwan) as well as to Latin America/Caribbean (excluding Brazil/Chile/Argentina/Peru). Why are those places being excluded? I have no idea. But I can guess why it’s not being sold to Europe at all.

That has to be because Delta already sells premium economy on Air France, Alitalia, and Virgin Atlantic over to Europe. It can’t file fares for Comfort+ when it already uses that bucket for premium economy on those partners. I’m sure this will change once Delta rolls out a proper premium economy.

Links I Love

Two for the road:
Milk-Run In An Alaska Airlines 737-400 Combi… For SalmonAirlineReporter
Flying the Alaska milk run with a bunch of stops between Seattle and Anchorage has been on my wish list for a long time. David over at AirlinerReporter was able to experience some of it in this write-up. I’ll get around to it someday.

Fares are cheap; airlines don’t want them to stay that wayAssociated Press
Remember when everyone was complaining how oil prices had fallen but fares hadn’t? It just took awhile, but they have fallen. And now airlines are trying to get them back up.

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Gary Leff
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Selling Comfort+ as a separate class is going to incur higher APD ex-UK (~$100 per passenger), so not surprising to see it excluded from THAT market at least.

Bill from DC
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Loved the Alaska milk run link, thanks Brett!

Steve
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Do the AS milk run soon, Bret! You need to do it on the 737-400 Combi for the full experience and they’ll be gone in late 2017 I believe. AS is converting 3-4 -700’s to all-freight and the -400’s full config and combi will be leaving the fleet. Hard to say what will become of the milk run when that happens!