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What does it take to get hotel and airline upgrades?
by Staff
Everyone loves getting bumped up to first class or a room with a view and a hot tub, but these upgrades can be hard to come by. Do you know how to get hotel and airline upgrades? Take this quiz and find out!

Which of the following tricks help travelers achieve upgrades?

  • dressing sharp
  • checking in early
  • dressing sharp, checking in early and boarding late

What's the best way to earn a hotel upgrade?

  • booking online
  • booking on the phone
  • booking through a traveling agent

What are the best days for earning a hotel upgrade?

  • Sundays and Mondays
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Fridays and Saturdays

What word should you never use when trying to score an airline upgrade?

  • free
  • upgrade
  • all of the above

What's the first step in achieving an airline upgrade?

  • Socializing with the ticketing agents.
  • Becoming a member of the airline's frequent flyer program.
  • Offering the ticket agent a big tip.

What is the second step to achieving an airline upgrade?

  • Checking into your flight early.
  • Checking into your flight late.
  • Offering the ticket agent a big tip.

What's the best language to use when requesting an upgrade?

  • ask for 'more legroom'
  • ask to be seated 'closer to the front of the plane'
  • all of the above

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Sharply dressed solo travelers have the greatest odds of getting an upgrade at the gate.
  • Families with small children have the greatest odds of getting an upgrade at the gate.
  • all of the above

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Upgrades are always free.
  • Not all upgrades are free.
  • Upgrades for single travelers are always free.

Most airlines allow you to trade what for upgrades?

  • cash
  • frequent flyer miles
  • meal vouchers