To Get First-Class Seating on an Airplane
- Ask Nicely.
- Dress well.
- Travel alone.
- Book through a travel agent, and have them request available upgrades when they order your ticket.
- Be willing to give up your seat if you don't have to return by a deadline and if your original flight is overbooked. Airlines are often willing to give you an upgrade to first or business class on the next flight out.