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Non-Tech : Airline Discussion Board
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From: TimF8/17/2021 11:08:05 AM
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The value of seat space during a pandemic
by Tyler Cowen
August 13, 2021
Delta Air Lines did not sell the middle seat in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its principal rivals sold all seats starting in July 2020.

Delta raised its fares by 15%.

Passengers paid $23 to prevent a stranger from sitting next to them.

Delta had to operate more flights, so this was not a profit-enhancing strategy.

Here is the paper, via the excellent Kevin Lewis.
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