Cranky on the Web: The New Frontier, American’s Detente, No Upgrades for You

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A new Frontier? Airline adds bundled fare optionsTravel Weekly

Here’s another look at Frontier’s new bundle strategy. This will help fill seats, but it will boost profit? We shall see in short order.

Want a free upgrade to first class? The only hack is your wallet. | Cruising AltitudeUSA Today

Really want to get that free upgrade through some cool travel hack? Stop it. It’s not happening. That doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade, but get ready to use miles or pay up. As I said to the author…

“Don’t expect that you’re going to be able to game the system and find this magical loophole. It’s just not going to happen. So figure out what you’re OK with and make sure you have that arrangement before you get to the airport. If you’re booking something you absolutely cannot tolerate – you’re 7 feet tall and book coach on Spirit, don’t do that.”

American Walks Back Confusing Plan That Impacted AAdvantage MilesFodor’s Travel

Want more on the American walkback of its sales and distribution strategy? Here’s more. We just don’t know enough yet, but I have a lot more to say on this in the coming weeks.

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