Does Air France's New Seat Fee Say Something About the Future of Business Class?
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While I was gone on spring break with my kids, Air France-KLM added an advanced seat fee for non-elite customers who want to choose a business class suite in advance, except on North America flights.
I see two ways you could analyze this move. First, that it’s a logical response to competitive dynamics, as International Airlines Group and Lu…