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This travel ‘hack’ is complete rubbish

Jarrod Sierocki

The best tips and tricks to get the most from your travel experience.

Don’t try dressing up for an upgrade, it won’t work.

DRESS up, they said. You’ll get an upgrade, they said.

If you’ve ever been given advice on how to get bumped up from economy on a flight, you would have heard of this “hack”: dress for success.

The logic behind it being that if you dress like you should be flying at the pointy end of the plane, you’re more likely to get an upgrade. It’s something about maintaining the prestigious image of business class or first class, or not offending the paying passengers by wearing your comfy, albeit oversized, stained trackpants. But I’m calling BS.

This isn’t a hack. It’s absolute rubbish. And if you are silly enough to try it, it won’t land you in a better position — it will land you in a worse position than the already insufferable economy seat you started in.

Jarrod Sierocki

Do flight upgrades even exist?Source:istock

I know this because I have been silly enough to

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