A number of airlines fly 3-class aircraft on routes which they sell only two classes (typically Business and Economy).
I had two related questions. First, on such flights, do they sell they sell the F class seats as J seats or keep the cabin empty? For e.g, if an aircraft has 10 F and 40 J class seats, do they sell 40 or 50 J class tickets?
And second, what if there were eventually only say 30 passengers on theflight. Would they be seated all in the J cabin, or would 10 of them be seated in the F cabin and 20 in J?
what are airline policies on this issue? I can certainly see advantages to using the F cabin as a J cabin. You get to sell more seats, and make some passengers extra happy, resulting in possible increased loyalty to the airline in the future. The service would still be the same as other J customers, so there would be no additional costs.
Comments? Particularly curious to hear from those in the know