Saturday 18 March 2017

You're More Likely To Get Flight Upgrade If You Do This


If there is one thing guaranteed to make your day, it would be a free flight upgrade on your next long-haul flight.

While there are certain tips and tricks you can employ to get yourself an upgrade, there is one thing that will guarantee you stay in economy.

Nik Loukas, who runs a travel website and has worked in the flight industry for over a decade revealed to Business Insider UK that people looking to get an upgrade should avoid one specific thing.

He said when many people travel they opt for one of the special meal options to make the journey a bit more bearable – this is the worst thing you could do.

If you are not faced with any dietary restrictions, Nik said you should never think about requesting a special meal.

“If there’s a special meal request in your booking, the airline won’t even look at you [for an upgrade],” he explained.

"Because you’ve got a dietary requirement, and they might not be able to cater for you if they upgrade you.”

Nik was formerly part of the cabin crew for Australia’s flagship airline, Qantas.

He said even if they didn’t hinder his chance of an upgrade he still would not request them as he knows how much effort goes into making them.

Other tricks to nab yourself an upgrade include travelling at quiet times, arriving at the airport early, being loyal to your airline and dressing the part.



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