02 February 2008

How to get a free upgrade to business class

  1. Achieve Premier Status. It is only necessary for one traveler to do this, ideally on flights largely paid for by your employer.
  2. Book a flight that has been canceled on the previous day. It is possible to do this six months in advance.
  3. When you arrive at the airport, you will be informed that the flight is overbooked because of the passengers who missed the previous flight. Due to your Premier Status, you will then receive the free business class upgrade to free up seats in cattle class.

Benefits:

  1. Good food. Go for the salmon!
  2. Personal video station. So, what would you like to watch now?
  3. Legroom and a real reclining chair. Turns out, it is possible to sleep on a plane.

Drawbacks:

  1. Too many perks to enjoy, even on a thirteen hour flight. You are going to have to choose.
  2. Have to wait for the 'poor' people in the back to board. Why can't 'they' hurry up?
  3. You are now spoilt forever. When you are a 'poor' person again on the rest of your flights, you know what you are missing.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I don't know if it's really TOO MANY perks to enjoy...It's more like TWO perks. I end up sleeping solidly and missing the [edible] food. That makes me mad at myself.