SAS Scandinavian Airlines is seeking to improve yields by allowing economy-class passengers to bid for available premium seats. The new system, SAS Upgrade, will be introduced from April 25. Similar arrangements exist on other airlines. Rather than having premium cabin seats go empty, carriers allow travelers to enter a bid for an upgrade. Even if the carrier does not receive a full business or premium economy fare, it at least receives more money than if the passenger had traveled in the ...

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