To be flexible
In the event that your airline has overbooked a flight, being flexible can work to your advantage.
If you don’t need to be somewhere urgently, Forbes Advisor recommends voluntarily taking the later flight.
The team of experts explains: “It is not uncommon for some airlines to overbook flights, forcing them to ‘bump’ passengers to another flight.
“If the airline is looking for volunteers to take a later flight, take the opportunity as it could lead to a free upgrade for your issues.
“If a first class ticket isn’t offered and you’ve been bumped (voluntarily or not), it’s always worth asking if they can upgrade your ticket because of the inconvenience.”
Because of the premium price of premium seats, you have much better chances of an upgrade if you’re flying alone. Forbes Advisor said, “Airlines are unlikely to want to lose money to upgrade a large group, so they are more likely to offer a free first-class ticket to individuals.
“In addition, the number of seats in first class is often limited, reducing the chance that a group of seats will become available.”