Seniors on the Go: Bid for cheap upgrades?

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  1. sobore
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    A few days before my short flight on US Airways from Charlotte to Baltimore last fall, US Airways sent an email asking if I'd like to upgrade to first class for $90 at the airport, if a seat was still available. I didn't take the US Airways offer -- $90 seemed like a stiff price for a flight of just an hour -- but I might have been tempted on a longer flight. US Airways and a few others are quietly selling upgrades to travelers on cheap tickets, at least on some flights. And, if you have a tough time with cattle-car coach accommodations, buying a last-minute upgrade may be the only practical way to enjoy a comfortable flight.

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