Embarrassing Reminder: Why You Should NOT Self Upgrade Your Next Flight


The confines of a plane cabin provides an odd travel environment. You fly high in the sky, in a sophisticated tin can, with no way to get on and off. In fact, until the recent introduction of Wi-Fi on planes, you were essentially off-grid for many hours.

This compressed and remote environment can make people behave very strangely. I am reminded of the extremely odd behaviour of one chap who decided to self-upgrade himself on his flight in 2018.

Never heard of self-upgrading?

In case you don’t know what a self-upgrade is, basically, you book yourself into economy, but find an empty seat in business class and plonk yourself in that seat. The result was the horrifically embarrassing situation below:


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