For those of us looking to get VIP status when we travel (and life the good life for less), the recession can HELP. Here’s how – According to the International Air Transport Association, the number of first-class passengers fell by 16.7 percent in January. This meant a 25% loss in revenue for the airlines.
But if you’re flying anytime soon, that’s good news – because carriers are slashing first-class ticket prices to lure back customers. You should be able to find discounts up to 84%. The price of at-the-airport upgrades, which used to run $500 to $1,000, have dropped by up to 90 percent.
You’ll have to be QUICK though as some airlines are replacing the premium seats on their planes with economy class, which hasn’t seen as much of a drop in business.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press)