14 Responses

  1. Gabe
    Gabe at |

    LHR-LAX AA 777. Last row on Economy => First row in Business. It happened, without any status, and chepaest ticket on the plane ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Bevan Webber
    Bevan Webber at |

    Right place right time.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      And right attitude. That matters a ton.

  3. Bruce Kane
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  4. Yuuichi Yang
    Yuuichi Yang at |

    I love stories like this, Seth Miller! Being nice is so important!! Some of my best upgrades at the hotel come from being nice to the FD. And when it turns out not to be what I expected, I remain polite but firm.

  5. Glen Towler
    Glen Towler at |

    I am 100% certain I will never get upgrade. Last time a airline changed my seat it was to seat without a window. I wasn’t happy at all.

  6. LeoM
    LeoM at |

    Title was a little misleading ๐Ÿ™‚
    For a moment I thought you were nice to the gate agent and that got you the upgrade. Now that would have been some news ahah.

  7. DaveS
    DaveS at |

    Seated in gate area for a DUB-ORD flight in economy. Gate agent comes by and says she notices I’m traveling alone and would I mind a seat change so they can put a family together? I say OK. She comes back 10 minutes later: “Sorry I had to bother you, but I’m sure you won’t mind.” Seat 1A.

  8. Seth Kaplan
    Seth Kaplan at |

    Seth, the way I figure it, if you travel a lot, you get an upgrade just for being nice a few times in your life. The rest of the time, you just get to walk around knowing you treat people the right way, which is even more important. Congratulations for getting both this time.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      And yet another person on Twitter is commenting suggesting that it is far better to pitch a fit as you’re more likely to be upgraded as a result. Not only to I think that isn’t true, but I cannot imagine feeling good about living a life where my goal is to make other people miserable so that I might get something better

    2. Ajay Awtaney
      Ajay Awtaney at |

      Seth Miller if that were their approach, they may get the upgrade, but not enjoy it. Think of all the mental stress they’d put themselves through just for a bigger seat and a glass of champagne/bubbly/prosecco/whatever they serve in the name of champagne

  9. Kristen Kellogg
    Kristen Kellogg at |

    Love this storyyy

  10. Stephan Rossbach
    Stephan Rossbach at |

    Maybe the moustache finally worked out. ????