Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.
1. Travel solo.
The chances of being upgraded with your friend/mom/lover is a fraction of the already slim chances of getting upgraded at all.
If you’re traveling with someone whom you’re okay abandoning for the glory of first class, then all you need to do is make sure you buy your own ticket — one ticket per booking reference number.
Having tasted the fruits of the forward cabin, I can say that yes, yes I would abandon my husband in coach for a chance to have a whiskey menu and a feather bed.