Do you want to get upgraded to first class on your next flight? Congratulations! You’ll surely experience it in your next trip after reading these following hacks!
ACT LIKE A FIRST CLASS
If you want to fly like a first class then you should be a first class act. Another additional reminder is to smile and be kind, always! Be nice to everybody you’re going to talk to in the airport. Remember they are the decision makers here.
CATCH A LATER FLIGHT
You can check your flight whether it’s full or not 24 hours before departure. If the flight is oversold, the airline will look for volunteers to catch a later flight. Well, this is the perfect time to negotiate for an upgrade or request if you could go to first class. You can get delayed, but at least you can fly first/business class.
ASK FOR AN UPGRADE
Sometimes, we need to ask to get what we want. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Just let the agent know if they are upgrading passengers, you want to be considered. Be sure to approach them politely! A sweet smile and being polite is the key! Don’t act like you’re complaining! You’ll stand out if you sound kind and friendly.
If you’re a loyal customer, you have a chance to getting upgraded aside from earning free flights. Even if you don’t travel often, as long as you’re flying with a particular airline, you can earn elite status.
“If our airport staff are looking to upgrade passengers on the day of departure, there is a process that they follow which generally sees passengers that are frequent flyers of the airline–or those that have paid for a fully flexible ticket–benefiting,” Harriet Bevis, Virgin Atlantic spokesperson, told the Daily Mail.
CHECK YOUR SEAT
Make sure your seat isn’t damaged before you sit down. Check the armrests, recliner, tray table, and seat belt if they are working well. Let the stewardess know if they’re broken, they’ll probably reassigned you and you’re lucky if it will be in the first class!
There’s few chances of getting upgraded if you’re flying with your family or group of friends. That’s why it’s better to travel solo in which you have a lot of chance to be upgraded in the first class and enjoy the whiskey menu and a feather bed.
SEAT NEAR A BABY
You can ask to move if you encounter a crying baby next to you. In this case you might get seated in first class and if not, you’ll receive a complimentary drink to lessen your sorrow.
DRESS LIKE A FIRST CLASS
This is the biggest issue here. The way you dress can lead to success. If there is empty seats in the first class, some passengers may received an upgrade. So they’ll probably choose the one who dressed like they already belong there.