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thebigfella

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Re: Airline Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 01:29:55 PM »
Dress businesslike (suit and tie) and you might get bumped up to 1st class so I hear.(You won't obviously p.ss off the genuine 1st class passengers). Always ask.

Complete myth, most business people would be dressed in casual gear anyway and the ones on the desk have heard it all before. I used to do lots of transatlantic flights (business class  ;)) and anyone dressed in a suit was an exception.

As people have pointed out, if you are a member of their frequent flier scheme and on the top tier, it's more likely. KLM used to upgrade me all the time if there was space available in business class but that's because I was flying 4 times a week with them and in their top tier of their frequent flyer scheme.

Your best bet is if they have overbooked the flight and they ask for volunteers to wait for the next available flight. Then you probably would get ungraded.