Upgrade flight seat for parents

Amazon / Eng πŸš—πŸ’¨bye
Nov 26, 2018 10 Comments

Parents are taking a long flight and have back pain issues so I want to look into upgrading their seats. Is there a more cost effective way to do this, than to buy business class seats outright?

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  • Pinterest expin
    Sometimes, airlines will offer upgrades at the airport for like $1K - depending on your route, it might be cheaper than buying biz outright.
    Depends on airline, route and the season, of course.
    Nov 26, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
      I think KLM, AF, and Virgin Atlantic do this.
      Nov 26, 2018
    • Pinterest expin
      British Airways (from premium economy) and occasionally Emirates too.
      Nov 28, 2018
  • Salesforce Pjcehm
    There are few economy plus seats with extra leg room or choose seats near the exit which has ample leg room. Obviously you will pay extra for these but might be cheaper
    Nov 26, 2018 2
    • Google alumnius
      Legroom doesn't really help with back issues much though. But might still be nice for them.
      Nov 26, 2018
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      Economy plus is often more expensive than business class discount tickets. Economy plus is what used to be discount Economy 20 years ago.
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Mileage points or credit card reward points, maybe you have some?
    Nov 26, 2018 0
  • Medallia hFEH36
    Try booking during off peak season when you could get good deals on business class. Or book one business class and another economy so they could switch. Never tried though.
    Nov 26, 2018 1
    • Apple / Other Hello!!!!
      Airlines don’t allow switching
      Nov 27, 2018
  • Apple / Other Hello!!!!
    Some airlines offer a bidding program for Business Class
    Nov 26, 2018 0