If you’ve ever flown coach you know what it’s like to hear screaming babies, get slept on by the guy drooling next to you, and feel the need to stretch as much as humanly possible. Now, however, you may be able to swing yourself a seat in first class.
Delta Airlines program manager Rebecca Simon tells Huffingon Post what it takes to live the high life, even if your wallet says you can’t. Hint: Do not pull a Kristen Wiig from “Bridesmaids.” Chances are you will be kicked off if you attempt anything like that.
Instead, give these tips a shot:
- Stay calm and find a reason to upgrade. The more polite you are, the more likely you are to get bumped up.
- Feel the situation out. If you're going to a more rural area you've got a better shot at getting upgraded (chances are the plane isn't full).
- Dress the part. Look like you belong in first class.
- One is the lonliest (and luckiest) number. You're really only going to get an upgrade if you're flying solo.
- Embrace your inner wallflower. If you're going to ask for the upgrade, keep mum on it.