Do's for Upgrade
- Being a top tier member of the airline's regular flyer agenda, and be in ownership of a valid upgrade certificate of Business class travel.
- If you aren't a Business class member then visit with a top tier member of the airline's regular flyer agenda, and be in ownership of a valid upgrade certificate.
- And yet again being a Business class common flyer member pays - if you are a top tier associate of the airlines common flyer agenda then traveling on an oversold flight will lead to more improvement.
- If you are flying on a full tariff ticket and flying on an oversold flight then you also have more possibility for a courtesy upgrade.
- If you fly on a very vacant flight where weight and balance is a question the airline may necessitate that some traveler be upgraded (best is to have a seat anywhere in the center of an aircraft for this)
- If you are a Business class member of a collaborator airline's recurrent flyer such as one world or Star Alliance, and flying on an oversold flight you will probably have more potential up gradation.
- If a flight is oversold and you are an occasional flyer on a cheap ticket, you must give up your accommodation to get upgraded, the one you have rebooked, otherwise on your original flight.
- You are traveling alone and if a flight is oversold, then dress up in business outfit and sit on your own in the business class flights, but the airline agent at the gate must be informed. Sometimes we upgrade a traveler or two at the very last minute, and a solo traveler who is well - dressed as business class traveler is easier to upgrade than one wearing sweatpants and sneakers.
- One should not book seat on an oversold flight, if you don't care where you sit on a flight and check in during the departure time. This will lead with a middle seat. This is a risky strategy, as gate agents will first upgrade frequent flyers and business class tickets with high tariff.
- A smile may also lead to up gradation. If you act well to the check-in and gate agents then if a flight is oversold and if you are considered to be one of the nicest travelers by the check-in agent, they may put a remark on your passenger record such as "nice passenger if you require upgrading".
Don'ts For Upgrades
- Do not ask for upgrade if you are not a frequent traveler.
- Do not harass the gate agent by saying that check - in has said to upgrade being a reduced fare passenger.
- Finally,do not fight for upgrade.