Do you live with the unfulfilled dream of travelling in First Class because your budgets simply won’t stretch that far… Do you look with lust as other passengers make their way through the entrance to the First Class lounge and to the nirvana beyond.
The picture above is of the entrance of the magical WING, a First Class fast track checkin at London Heathrow Terminal 5 which will whisk you straight from the check-in desk to the Concorde room and First Class BA lounges via a special first Class walkway… Is it wrong to wonder what is behind this screen?
Well, travel expert Rick Brown, author of the book ‘Kiss My Baggage Fees! How To Be A Savvy Travel Hacker’, is coming to your rescue! He has revealed a little-known rule which could get you into one of those elusive First Class seats.
There is only one problem, the key to this free upgrade, the thing that needs to happen, has never ever happened to me (at least not yet!).
First thing’s first, you must do the basics to score an upgrade which are:
Arriving very early or late.
Sitting near a baby.
Break an arm or a leg.
Now For The Big Tip!
His tip is that if your seat is in some way faulty or broken (this includes the seatbelt), then you’re allowed to ask for a new one. “If one is not available in Economy, or Business they have to put you in First.”
If you are unlucky, there will be another fully functioning seat in Economy and you will remain in Economy, but if you are lucky…
Unfortunately, for those of us who might have an inner demon, seat belts are very very hard to break. In all my years of flying, I have never come across a broken belt or a broken seat, but the moral of this story is that if your seat has any damage on it whatsoever, complain!
I have outlined the best ways to get a free upgrade into First on American Airlines using credit cards which is the way most of us fly in First or Business for free.
If you are UK based and want to fly in First on BA, the best starting point is the FREE Amex Gold Card. Contact me for a referral which will get you 22,000 Amex bonus points, 2,000 more than the usual offering (when you spend 2,000GBP in your first three months). You can collect other airline miles too.
An Easier Way To Upgrade Your Flight: Pay But Get A Big Discount
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