Then read this hilarious Divine Caroline article. You know you’re in for a ride when someone leaving a comment talks about “flight clerks.” The funniest piece of advice has to be:
Ask the ticket agent if they will add a code to your ticket, which will indicate to the gate agent that you are eligible for an upgrade. Do your research beforehand on which codes your airlines uses and when. Each airline has their own way of coding passengers and upgrades.
Not only have I never heard of this, but if I had, do you really expect the people that are reading this article to be able to determine “which code your airline uses and when?” Yeah, I didn’t think so.
The worst part about this article? 99% of people reading will actually give these “tricks” a try the next time they fly (which may very well be in a few years).
(Tip of the hat to David)