First class or economy? Today in my Stories, I talked a bit about first class/business class flights vs economy seats. Of course, while flying in luxury is nice, I just can’t justify paying 4 to 8 times more for a few extra hours of flying comfort! Even if I was a billionaire, I’d still probably fly economy 😂 BUT, I have gotten upgraded to business class and first class a few times! Here are my tips to score a FREE upgrade:
✨ Join airline loyalty programs. The points required for an upgrade are usually a lot better value than paying for an upgrade in cash. You’ll be favored over other travelers for an upgrade when you’re a member.
✨ Look for flash deals. Many airlines have flash sales on premium seats. Essentially you’d be getting the upgrade for free since you’d be paying the same price as an economy seat.
✨ Check in to your flight late. Sometimes the airlines overbooks the flight and those who check in late get bumped up to a better cabin.
✨ Flying solo increases your chances of getting chosen if an upgraded seat opens up.
✨ ASK! Sometimes all you need to do is ask (politely). Being polite and friendly will help your chances and make you stand out amongst all the complainers.