The middle seat. Why do I always find myself stuck in that little part of hell on every air-plane? Just experienced the “joy” of not having body movement for hours or arm rests for that matter, to get to a sunny destination. Seeing this offer from Air Canada definitely made me think. Bid on a better seat? A seat that offers a larger seat, more legroom and food!! How much? Well, that depends. The airline is rolling out an auction-style program where passengers can make a cash bid to upgrade their seat to premium economy or business class. Bids are made online using a sliding scale with a set minimum and maximum amount. When passengers pick their price, a chart lets them know the strength of their offer.
What happens though if you are one of the passengers that paid full price for the same seat? To try and avoid that pitfall, Air Canada’s program is only available for select flights, depending on market demand. Want more details? Air Canada’s website.