Some of the following may not necessarily seem like “cheating” to you, but to an honorable man like myself, I think you should pay for the bells-and-whistles you want in life.
Some of these are entertaining, some outright unfair. All will work on any given flight if the universe is listening to your call:
Thank goodness being nice is at the top of the list!
I guess dressing scantily must be a tongue-and-cheek inclusion with #5: dress smartly, or #10 look your best. Right?
Now if you do have a sprained ankle or your dog just died, all the power to you if you can score a free first class ride, a better meal, or some no-cost wine.
Some of these other tricks are a little unscrupulous, like using the fact you’re on a honeymoon to get upgraded or “making up a sob story” which the graphic does sort of imply.
C’est la vie, though. You gotta do what you gotta do.
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Main Image: “Suite Life” by s.yume