Traveling can feel like a hassle for those who aren’t big fans of feeling packed like sardines in economy class. Luckily, there are ways for you to get some free upgrades while traveling to your destination.
If you are someone who has to travel a lot for work it would be best to join your favorite airline’s loyalty program. For companies like American Airlines, it’s free to sign up for the frequent flyer program online and you can earn points with their partnered airlines.
If you have the money to spare, but not the frequent flyer miles then you can buy them. For $29.50 you can earn 1,000 miles. If you don’t have the money or the time to may for miles and decide to just book what you can afford there’s still a chance to get upgraded.
When flights get overbooked, sometimes airlines will offer incentives for passengers to give up their seat and take the next flight. Incentives like vouchers or upgrades on the next outbound flight. Your credit card can also be what you need for that bump to first-class. Using those reward points and turning them into miles can be a safer option because it means your upgrade is guaranteed.
Take a look at other hacks you can use to give yourself that flight upgrade you deserve in the video above.