FLYING first class is a fantasy that so many of us have had, but the price tag is so high that most people can’t afford it.
But flight attendants have revealed how some passengers managed to sneak into first class without paying.
Laura Reynolds, a Virgin Atlantic flight attendant, shared that a free upgrade from economy class to first class is rare.
So if passengers want to get an upgrade, they should be prepared for the cost.
But she has been on a number of flights where passengers have taken power into their own hands.
She told Daily mail: “You’re going to take a night flight and you’re going to say there are 15 people in the upper class in bed, then you’re going to wake up for breakfast and you’re like ‘whoa, we’ve got 17 now’.
“So the two of you tried to get in and sleep all night without anyone noticing.
“You have to ask them to please return to their seats.”
“It happened to all of us,” said Elaine Graham, a former BA flight attendant.
“I even had one person who didn’t wait until midnight and threw himself up there and hoped no one noticed.”
A man recently revealed how he sneaked into business class to sleep during a flight despite being in economy class.
While it’s rare to get upgraded, flight attendants have shared a tip on how passengers can increase their chances of getting a better seat: departmental attire.
Former Ryanair flight attendant Fiona Mallinson said: “Dress appropriately.
“You have to look like you belong if you want to have a good relationship. You can’t show up in ripped shorts and a bra.
“You’re increasing your chances a lot if you look decent.”
Elaine added: “If you want an upgrade, be prepared to pay for it.
“If the plane is oversold in the back and there’s room for business or first, they’ll do an upgrade – and most of the time it’s a good deal.
“But you’re unlikely to get it for free.”
Another flight attendant shared their best tip for getting upgraded to first class.
https://www.the-sun.com/travel/4197252/flight-attendants-free-upgrade-first-class/ According to flight attendants, how stealthy passengers can get into first class on planes without paying