5. Dress smart
While putting on your best clothes doesn’t guarantee an upgrade, a smart outfit will definitely increase your chances of being chosen.
Top paying customers tend to be smarter dressed, and airlines want to make sure everyone they bump into looks good.
Don’t feel the need to wear anything extravagant. However, be sure to avoid items that are too casual, such as flip flops and cargo shorts.
6. Ask politely
Last but not least, one of the best tactics is to simply ask airlines if there is a chance for an upgrade.
As long as you’re polite, there’s no reason why this can’t get you a free first-class ticket.
This is especially worth a try if you’ve been inconvenienced in some way by the airline; delayed, lost your luggage or missed a connection.
Politely state that an upgrade would be appreciated if possible and emphasize your loyalty to the airline.
If your flight is for a special occasion, why not try your luck by mentioning it?
Many airline staff will help you upgrade if they can to make occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays more special.