Air Travelers Now You Bid For Better Seats, Meet Air New Zealand OneUp Upgrade Program

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 2:04pm by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

Whenever we travel through Air, we are always desperate to get the best seat so as to have a wonderful journey but most of the time it is not possible – but a well required initiative, Air New Zealand’s newest idea may come as a surprise focus on members of its Airpoints loyalty program, the airline will soon stop offering seat upgrades for a fixed price; instead, travelers will have to bid the amount they’re willing to pay, and the airline will award the seats to the highest bidders. That’s really superb efforts its result we get soon

Starting on May 30, Air New Zealand’s OneUp upgrade program will require that Airpoints customers visit the airline’s site to request an upgrade at least seven days before their date of travel. Sliding scale signifying minimum offer prices for upgrades to the various seat categories; also included will be a meter indicating the possibility that a particular offer will be accepted.

Once they make their bid, the airline will review all offers and let passengers know between three and seven days before their flight departure time if their bid was accepted. Subsequent the OneUp program’s trial last year, the airline has reportedly experienced some reaction in response to the announcement that it will soon become official

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