Yes. This is not about standby tickets and if "cattle class" is not your thing you can fly business. For example, I’ve flown from Canada all the way to South America for only $150 in taxes. When I got to the airport, the check-in lady asked me if I wanted to upgrade to Business Class, and she offered me a Business Class seat for only $135. Needless to say I took that option, so for a total of 300 dollars I flew Business Class from Canada all the way to South America. The guy sitting beside me in Business Class was ranting about the fact that he paid over $3000 for that very same seat, same level of service, same everything.