Created: 03/30/2022, 11:46 am
By: Franziska Kaindl
For a flight upgrade you should be appropriately dressed.
© Viktor Cap/Imago
Dreaming of getting an upgrade on the plane?
With small tricks you can increase your chances – this also includes the clothes.
Upgrading to a seat in Business Class or First Class is not that easy to get on the plane.
This usually happens when the airline has overbooked the flight – then individual passengers have the chance to be allowed to change to a higher class.
Whether you are selected depends on certain factors, such as participation in a frequent flyer program.
But seemingly unimportant things, such as personal appearance, also play a role.
The right clothes for a flight upgrade
Do you usually board a plane in
sweatpants and flip-flops
Then you have a bad chance of getting an upgrade.
The crew does indeed keep an eye on how passengers dress: “Upgrading is all about looking good,” a flight attendant explained to the online portal
Who What Wear
some time ago .
Elegant, but unobtrusive
You should look like you travel often.
But one should not be dripping in designer clothes.
That helps – someone who is potentially supposed to be upgraded can be rejected if they’re not dressed appropriately.”
“It’s definitely helpful,” agreed another stewardess.
“When we fly, we have a strict dress code to follow.
No jeans or sneakers, so I always wear skinny
black pants and a blazer or dress
The men wear
chinos or trousers and a shirt
.” So it makes sense that business class passengers should be dressed similarly.
Dress Code for an Upgrade: What to Avoid
And what clothes could knock business class contenders out of the running?
Flight attendants have an opinion on this, too: “
Jeans, sweatpants, and dirty sneakers
” should be avoided at check-in, as should sweatpants.
Also, don’t look too keen on upgrading, either.
Then passengers have a good chance of making a positive impression.
And who knows: maybe the upgrade will work at some point.