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How To Snag A Seat Upgrade For Free

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It can be tricky, but it's possible. Here are some tried-and-true tips for upgrading your seat on your next flight. I have found that you can often switch to a better seat on the day of departure. Two strategies I use.

How I Beat Quicken's Upgrade-or-Else Scheme

Jeff Fox | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A few years ago, I began to question whether each new version's bells and whistles, many of which I didn't need, were worth the price. Then there were the changes Intuit had made to the program's user interface over the years that forced me to change my habits.

How To Get A Free Upgrade On Any Trip

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel

After a long day of travel woes, nothing calms and excites the soul like a free upgrade. And whether on a flight or at your hotel, there are smart ...

How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

Leora Novick | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

On my recent trip to Europe, I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions. I had never flown business class internationally before.

American Airlines To Frequent Fliers: Drop Dead

Mark Steinberg | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Mark Steinberg

On a recent Monday morning I walked into the Office of the Clerk of the Los Angeles Superior Court, plunked down $85, and sued American Airlines. I was mad. Very, very mad. Allow me to explain.

10 Ways To Score Free Hotel Upgrades

Amy Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Amy Chan

At the least, it doesn't hurt to ask, and the worst thing that can happen is that you get declined. And if it's a special occasion, it doesn't hurt to volunteer that information either.