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Jetsetter: 5 Ways to Bag an Airline Upgrade

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If you're planning on achieving ultimate jetsetter status this summer, you need these insider tips to help you bag an airline upgrade and kiss buh-bye to your economy seat!

Jetsetter: 5 Ways to Bag an Airline Upgrade
1. Be an early bird.

Arrive before the masses and your chances of getting one of the few travel upgrades multiply. You're welcome!

2. Ask.

If you're celebrating a special occasion or you experienced flight delays, flash your best smile and politely request that an upgrade so that they can be the hero to save the day.

3. Travel light and solo.

Customers with carry-on only and sans entourage are far more likely to get upgraded.

4. Stick with your preferred airline.

Try and stick with the same airline every time you fly. The more air miles and loyalty points you rack up, the more chance you have of receiving the VIP treatment.

5. Shop around.

Business and First Class seat sales are becoming as rare to come by as a unicorn, but they do happen. Sign up for alerts from your preferred airlines to reap the benefits of these offers and fly in comfort and style on your next adventure.

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