Delta Downgrades Early-Bird Holiday Travelers To Make Room For More Profitable Latecomers

Beware if you managed to snag a cheap Delta nonstop flight for the holidays, you might find yourself downgraded. Airfarewatchdog Blog reports that a reader got an insane $138 roundtrip from JFK to Denver for peak Christmas travel. Then a few weeks ago Delta told him they were adding a connecting flight both ways, and now it’s on a regional jet instead of a nice big jet. Why? Probably to make room for the $600 tickets Delta wanted to sell to last-minute customers.

Delta bait and switch: airline puts passenger on a connecting flight after he buys a nonstop [AirfareWatchdog via Upgrade: Travel Better]
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