Scoring a flight upgrade is the stuff travel dreams are made of, but if the thought of accruing tens of thousands of miles or forking over hundreds of dollars for a premier credit card are too daunting, here are a few sneaky ways to feel like you’ve snagged an upgrade that won’t cost you more than the price of the ticket.
Invest in TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
These two programs will have you feeling like an A-lister as they allow you to bypass the lengthy lines at security checkpoints and inbound customs/passport control desks, respectively. TSA PreCheck membership only costs $85 for five years, and Global Entry costs $100 for five years.
Buy a One-Time Airport Lounge Pass
If you’re not carrying a loyalty credit card that lets you access lounges for free, consider buying a day pass. Prices can start as low as $25 and can be scouted on apps like Lounge Buddy.
Double-Check Your Wallet
Take inventory of your credit cards and re-check your benefits. Some cards come with travel perks like priority boarding, lounge access, free checked bags or reimbursement for programs like TSA PreCheck or Global Entry.
Upgrade to a Roomier Seat
When you check in for your flight, scan the seating options and see if you can afford to spend a few extra bucks on a seat with extra legroom or a front-row seat with no passengers in front of you.
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Since the first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014, the concept has been a hit and the success spurred new editions to open in cities around the world. In 2019, Time Out Markets opened in Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal and Chicago, and this year, Dubai will be the next city graced with a massive food market.
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