Why flights automatically upgrade you if you spot THIS when boarding the plane


A flight attendant has revealed that passengers sitting at the back of the plane often get better service. Many frequent fliers avoid this seat as it can mean getting off the plan last. 

A  FREE FLIGHT upgrade can be given as soon as passengers board the plane if they spot this about their seat.

A free flight upgrade is something many passengers dream of being offered during a long-haul trip. Ordering a vegetarian meal on a flight could count passengers out of a free upgrade.

When boarding a plane, passengers could be upgraded when they’re taking their seat if they notice something out of the ordinary with it. If they alert the crew, they could then benefit from it.

A broken seat on a flight means passengers will be moved to a different seat if they alert the crew about it. If there are no seats available in economy class due to the flight being particularly busy, then they will then be upgraded to business class instead which is often not full.

Quora user Rick Brown, who has published books on the best travel hacks, explained: “If your seat is broken, you can request a new seat. “If one is not available in economy, they have to put you in first.”

For passengers wanting to try and get upgraded without having a broken seat, he warns against trying to damage it themselves. Brown reveals: “Don’t break your seat on purpose, its a crime.”

Life Hacker website confirmed that they have experienced it themselves, stating: “I've been on several packed flights where passengers had broken coach seats and were reassigned to business or first since they were the only seats left.” For passengers who are unable to get upgraded to a business class seat, they can still get better service depending on what seat they choose in economy.

A flight attendant has revealed that passengers sitting at the back of the plane often get better service. Many frequent fliers avoid this seat as it can mean getting off the plan last. Annie Kingston told Oyster.com of the perks the back seat offers: “We like to avoid responding to call bells from the front of the plane because answering one means potentially flaunting whatever item the passenger has requested to everyone else along the way. 

The Express UK