How To Finagle Your Way To An Upgrade
Want an instant upgrade? Pay for one. That's the only guaranteed way of getting a seat with so much legroom you won't be able to touch the one in front. The mythical bump from economy to business does happen, but it doesn't happen because you flatter or bribe check-in staff. It happens because the plane is full and the airline needs to fit people in the seat you were allocated. To stand the best chance of an upgrade, you have to be the person who ticks the most boxes.