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Genius Traveler Figured Out How To Get Free Upgrades Every Time You Fly


Traveling to new places and exploring foreign cities can be pretty damn awesome.

The process of getting to your destination, however, can often be an adventure you wouldn't wish upon your worst enemy.

Spending 15 hours on a plane as you fly halfway across the world can definitely be a special type of hell, especially if you're sitting in the back with the rest of the economy peasants.

If you've ever wondered how the other half flies in the front of the plane, but aren't balling enough to splurge on an expensive AF first-class ticket, you might want to pay attention.

It turns out, you may be able to get a free upgrade without using a single frequent flyer mile.

That's right, travel expert Gilbert Ott recently figured out a clever way to get that glorious first or business class upgrade free of charge.

Ott revealed his traveling secrets to Metro.co.uk, saying,

Apparently, flying at the right time can also help out your chances of scoring that roomy seat up in first class.

According to Ott,

If you're not flexible enough to deal with travel delays for the sake of an upgrade, Ott recommends using air miles to get an upgrade on your flight.

In fact, Ott also proved that racking up miles is a lot easier than you may think.

He also told Ott,

As far as simply getting lucky by asking for a comped upgrade at the check-in desk, Ott says you shouldn't waste your time.

Apparently, the airlines use some pretty intelligent software systems that keep the average flyer from getting a free upgrade.

But hey, if all else fails, you can always try to pull off some of the sneaky traveling hacks Justin Ross Lee has up his sleeve.

Citations: This is the only actual trick for getting a free upgrade on flights (Metro UK)