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How to get upgraded on a flight

india Updated: Jun 02, 2012 23:37 IST
Dhruv Shringi
Dhruv Shringi
Hindustan Times
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By To be able to be get upgraded to the business or first class on airlines, one must:

1. Check with your travel agent in advance about how booked economy class is. If it’s full, chances of getting upgraded are good. Of course, there could be last-minute cancellations and that could rule out chances of an upgrade.

2. Dress in formals. Airlines are cautious and profile passengers before upgrading.

3. Reach the airport early. Upgrades are offered on first-come-first-serve basis.

4. If you are travelling as a couple, create separate bookings. Airlines avoid offering upgrades to passengers with kids.

Shringi is CEO and co-founder Yatra.com As told to Pankaj Mullick