For many, flying in business class abroad is a chimera.
However, to help make this dream a reality, the Australian travel website, Skyscanner, has revealed how customers can catch elegant seats by themselves, without the extravagant price tag.
Here, FEMAIL has revealed the four best tips that jet-setters can follow to fly in style and arrive at their destination feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for a relaxing vacation.
Now, the Australian travel website, Skyscanner, has revealed how customers can catch executive class seats for themselves, without the extravagant price tag.
Make an offer for an online auction update
Many travelers are not aware that they can bid blindly on a ticket upgrade since some airlines offer an economy-class passenger auction system.
Unfortunately, this is not a definite way to receive an update, but if a passenger is successful, it is a very affordable way to get cheap business class tickets.
There is a wide variety of airlines offering online auctions and there is also the option to pay a fixed price upgrade when you register on most airlines.
According to Skyscanner, the formula for a winning bid is somewhat ambiguous with the airlines that keep the results of the winning bids secret.
For Qantas, people only have the opportunity to do so once the airline has invited them by email and for Virgin Australia has sent it by email to selected passengers a week before departure.
Airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airways and Cathay Pacific also offer online enhancement auctions.
Many travelers are not aware that they can actually bid blindly on a ticket upgrade since some airlines offer an economy class ticketing system.
Upgrade for free with frequent traveler points
Those who fly frequently have the opportunity to receive business class tickets free of charge by using points accumulated during the flight.
According to Skyscanner, the Virgin and Qantas programs allow the accumulation of points in purchases that are not flights, which can eventually be exchanged for flights.
However, keep in mind that you must spend a large amount of money before flying in business class to London.
Airline credit cards are also another way to accumulate points on purchases that can eventually be redeemed for flights.
Fortunately for frequent travelers have the opportunity to receive free business class tickets through points received while flying
Wait for executive class tickets to go on sale
Another recommendation of the flight website is to wait for airlines to have special offers on their best seats.
The best way to find out when these are happening is to subscribe to the newsletters of a variety of airlines.
Special offers such as special rates for early risers are often offered to subscribers and frequent travelers before others.
It is also recommended that people follow the social network sites of airlines to track the offers they may have.
Dress well, be polite and travel alone
Other tips to follow
– Be flexible when booking
Different airlines have business class sales at different times, so taking a look at a variety of companies and cities can help people get a discount.
– Book seats in low cost companies
People should also look at airlines with a cheaper business class, such as ScootBiz, which is the name given to the business class on Singapore Airlines, and Jetstar Business.
Ms. Harper said that it does not hurt people to dress up as if they were traveling in business class.
This is because she said that if the opportunity to be updated appears, the airline will observe those who are better dressed and who feel they fit.
If people ask nicely if there are business class seats available when they register, they may be lucky.
These possibilities are even more likely if people travel alone, since an updated seat is more likely to be available to one person instead of multiple.