The knack How to get an upgrade
Saturday 09 January 1999
If you're an infrequent traveller, you're of little worth to the airline, so it's unlikely you'll be upgraded. On any flight there's bound to be business people who've paid a higher fare or who've got an airline-loyalty card, and they will be prioritised. There is always a slim chance the airline has overbooked in the back of the plane and they want to push people up to the front. So ask at check-in, although you'll probably be rebuffed. If they do have to upgrade people from economy, they're going to choose the people who will blend in best with those who've paid the higher fares."
Interview by Fiona McClymont
Alex McWhirter is technical editor of `Business Traveller Magazine'
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