Jetsetter’s Guide to Getting a Free Airline Upgrade
It’s a tale as old as time: You arrive at the departures gate, hoping to secure that all-empowering first-class seat, only to learn that your miles are no good here. Or you’re preparing to cash in some credit card points when the telephone agent tells you that you’re waist-deep in a blackout period. But what if we told you there are tried-and-true ways to get the airline upgrade you’ve always dreamed of without all the hassle—at least in instances when strictly automated, electronic upgrades (we’re looking at you, Virgin Atlantic) aren’t the rule? Read on for eight tips to increase your chances for a free airline upgrade.