Incorrect. When I say mentality, that does not mean the specific case of someone paying more to get a different plane. I'm referring to the mentality that cost is the single deciding factor that nearly every person on earth uses to decide whether to book or not to book a specific flight. Only if cost is equal do other things like the airline itself, the available seats, baggage fees, etc. come in to play. And if anyone says no, I will value some other factor of the trip higher than cost to X extent, everyone immediately dog piles on them calling them a retard for wasting their money.
No. This is exactly the reason why airline travel sucks so much ass today. People are so overly cost-focused to the exception of all else that airlines do the most they possibly can to cater to that mentality. "Unbundling" fares, "basic" economy, 28" pitch seats, shitty food and drink if any is offered at all. Economy travel on planes has been on a constant downward spiral because of this, and airlines will continue to cut everything they can to make those fares cheaper as long as it doesn't impact those business accounts sitting up front in company-paid seats.