Flights: Cabin crew can often seem like the right people to butter up if you’re after an upgrade (Image: Getty Images)
Cabin crew can often seem like the right people to butter up if you’re after an upgrade on flights. First and business class travel is the dream of many but this can be tricky to achieve if you don’t have the funds. There are a variety of ways travellers can boost their chances of securing an upgrade. However, a former flight attendant has revealed there’s one thing you should never do.
Flights: Cabin crew reveals why you should never ask a flight attendant about a plane upgrade
An ex cabin crew worker told Stuff.co.nz that the key is to never ask flight attendants about upgrades.
“You have more chance of a free flight to the moon,” she told the New Zealand website.
However, the former flight attendant advises that checking in late can be a way to improve your odds.
“Economy could be overbooked and the seats already allocated to other passengers - but this may also help your chances of missing the flight altogether if you leave it too late,” the cabin crew member said.
Another former flight attendant explained why it’s not worth attempting to cheat the system and sneak into a superior class.
Elliot Hester revealed in his 2001 book Plane Insanity that he calls these “‘delinquent-flyer’ upgrades.”
Flights: The key is to never ask flight