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Who do I flirt with to get an upgraded seat?

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Old Aug 15, 17, 3:03 pm
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Old Aug 15, 17, 3:06 pm
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Hey Seinfeld was upgraded to first and sat with a model.

But seriously a few months ago I was just chatting with AA checkin person and got a exit row seat. So minor upgrades are possible at least.
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Old Aug 15, 17, 4:39 pm
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Also, it's 'whom do I flirt with'...
Actually, it's "with whom do I flirt?"

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Old Aug 15, 17, 7:17 pm
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You can tip the airline directly when you purchase the ticket.
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Old Aug 15, 17, 11:13 pm
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Actually, it's "with whom do I flirt?"

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Old Aug 16, 17, 3:36 am
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got a exit row seat. So minor upgrades are possible at least.
More legroom with no recline?
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Old Aug 16, 17, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by Domat View Post
Hey Seinfeld was upgraded to first and sat with a model.

But seriously a few months ago I was just chatting with AA checkin person and got a exit row seat. So minor upgrades are possible at least.

Being nice to people should be a human trait for any decent person with or without the possibility of an upgrade but yes by being nice and asking politely (not for a business upgrade or anything free) for a seat with more room or if I could be seated in Aisle with open middle seat, that is possible and happened many times.

My best experience was with Norwegian for a great 1A "upgrade" (the seats were the same as the rest of the plane just extra leg room and faster exit) where I sat right next to the airline's CEO Bjørn Kjos. It was a nice and unexpected company and we got to talk a bit about his plans for Trans Atlantic budget flights on the 789 and 737MAX.
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Old Aug 16, 17, 3:54 am
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Wear a blazer and cravat, call the check-in girl 'doll face' and slip her $20 and you're sure to end up in first class.
Wahoo. I'm trying this next week.
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Old Aug 16, 17, 5:02 am
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Old Aug 16, 17, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by sonofzeus View Post
More legroom with no recline?
I am fairly sure it had recline. Unlimited leg room. Best part is that the door which was a foot or so infront of my seat had a ledge I could use as a foot rest.

It was an upgrade but it was also the first time i couldn't get poor man's lie flat on this route.
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Please report back your results. A video would be rather entertaining also.

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Wahoo. I'm trying this next week.
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Old Aug 16, 17, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by scottsan View Post
Who do I flirt with to get an upgraded seat?
The captain?
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Old Aug 16, 17, 11:23 pm
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Flirt with someone who has the money or miles to upgrade your seat for you. Probably won't work at the airport, this has to be a longer term play. (In most cases.)
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Old Aug 17, 17, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by scottsan View Post
I've heard and read that you can be nice or talk to someone nicely to get a possible upgraded seat. I have a few questions

1. Who do I talk to or have a better chance with? The person checking in my luggage and printing my boarding pass or the person working at the gate?

2. Would giving them a tip be a nice gesture just to thank them for working at such a late hour.. etc. etc..

3. Show up really early? - I would be thrown into nicer seats if no one booked them
Show up near boarding? - I would be thrown into nicer seats if they are open
Which is better?

Thank you in advance for any tips!
I wish it was that easy lol
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