A FREQUENT traveler shared three ways to get an upgrade on a flight with no fees.
Gabriel Nussbaum shared a video about TikTok account titled “How to Fly First Class for Free.”
“Here are the tricks you need to know if you want to get upgraded on your next flight,” he told his followers.
“And lastly, just ask! The worst that can happen is no.”
Someone said: “I can confirm this doesn’t work – has always worked for me.”
Others in the industry have shared their own hacks in the comments.
A person who used to do check-in said: “We used to be asked a lot and never upgraded to anyone who asked. Just being kind and you have a higher chance.
“We tend to give people who weren’t expecting an upgrade just to surprise them. That’s what our team has done. Everyone I’ve worked with has done this.
“We get a lot of rude people signing up for some reason.. so a simple smile and a hello will go a long way.
When asked who they should talk to for an upgrade, Gabriel replied: “Anyone and everyone. But both at the check-in desk and at the gate.”
Simon Marton, who worked as a flight attendant for five years, agreed, having previously commented: “There are three upgradeable points – at the check-in desk, at the gate, and on board.
Flight attendants revealed how online check-in means you miss the nicer chairs.
And another flight attendant revealed that you should choose a seat in the back of the planeas this is more likely to get you to first class for free, if the flight is quiet.
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