Years ago Zillow came up with the idea of allowing homeowners to list a “make me move” price on their house. Essentially, this was a selling price that would motivate them to sell on the spot.
I’m not sure how many have actually sold their home this way, but at least one traveler seems to think the “make me move” concept might just have wings:
I used a gold upgrade certificate (thanks Scott) to get 2c from LAX to SEA. I board last and notice a guy is seated in my spot, seatbelted in, ready to go and sipping on a FC cup of water.
I politely asked the FA to boot him, but the gentlemen comes up to the cockpit door and starts trying to negotiate with her for my seat. ~seekinghelp
Upon reading seekinghelp’s story, SamuelS asks the not-so-obvious question:
How much would you have taken, out of interest?
What a great question. The flight was from Los Angeles to Seattle on Alaska Airlines if you would like to play along.
For that flight, $500 would have done it for me unless it was for a middle seat. ~Doc Savage
I would take $200 if the exchange seat was an isle, $300 for a window and $500 for a middle seat.
Anyone heading to ONT next week? I will pay $100 cash for your FC seat. ~seekinghelp
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Who wants to go in with me on Downgrademe.com?
Read the thread in its entirety: First weird FC moment