Apparently Being A Douchebag *Can* Score You An Upgrade!

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    At least once a week I see an article with tips for scoring an upgrade. Most of them are full of tips which might have worked a couple of decades ago, like dressing nicely, bringing gifts for airport staff, saying it's your honeymoon, etc. Here's a hilarious video a "body language expert" made about how to get free flight upgrades, which I think demonstrates the point perfectly: The reality is that frequent flyer programs have significantly changed the ways in which upgrades work: -- There are fewer empty premium cabin seats nowadays thanks to how many ways there are to upgrade, redeem miles for seats, etc. -- In the event that economy is oversold and operational upgrades are required, airlines typically have policies as to the order in which they upgrade (based on status, fare class, etc.) The post Apparently Being A Douchebag *Can* Score You An Upgrade! appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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