Please note, we are only talking about the procedure. I don’t think either of us would argue that US Airways’ first-class product is better than American’s (and I don’t think Doug Parker would either!)
His very first headline is, “Less Democracy, More Capitalism Goes A Long Way“. Well, Ed. Our country was founded on democracy. I guess US Airways is more American than American!
He also later laments that on US Airways, if a top-tier elite buys a ticket last-second, there’s a chance that a low-tier elite could have already gotten upgraded and taken away any chance of that top-tier elite getting upgraded on that flight.
So Ed is basically arguing that a top-tier elite who books a last-second trip without planning deserves the seat in first-class more than a low-tier elite who planned ahead. “Aren’t there economy-plus seats?! Isn’t there priority boarding?!” he laments. (Okay, so he didn’t say this. I just watched A Christmas Story out of season and for some reason Ed’s post made me think of Scrooge…)
Do you agree with Ed? Do you disagree? Click on his post and let him know! Tell him you love fairness, democracy, and America (but not American)!
Soon, you’ll be able to vote for your choice out of the two.
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