Finding deals with paid upgrades

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  1. http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/06/2...-upgrades.html?nl=travel&emc=edit_tl_20130621

    It turns out most travelers don’t ask for upgrades, and many clerks don’t offer them, so a company called Nor1 (nor1.com) has automated the process, essentially letting computers handle the negotiation. Working with chains like Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Carlson and Fairmont, as well as independent hotels, Nor1 e-mails an “eStandby Upgrade” offer to some guests who already have reservations. The deals vary based on how full the hotel is, the type of room booked and variables like loyalty membership, but a typical upgrade invitation might offer a bigger room for an extra $10 to $30 a night.
     
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  2. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    what a great idea.
     
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  3. Asian airlines have good programs for paid upgrades at reasonable rates
     
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    anileze Gold Member

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    Upgrades will go the way of old fashioned courtsey.
     
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    southender Silver Member

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    I would love this option for an airline where I don't have status- I view 'buying an e+ seat" on UA as a version of this that is already in place.
     

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