|Subject: Re: Free Upgrades?|
I'm afraid that the days of the free upgrade because one looks nice are over. Airlines have cut back on flights, so there's fewer seats and the upgrades go to those who have platinum and gold level FF miles and even those people often don't get them unless they use upgrade certificates (which are earned by flying).
Last week on my flight home from London, I flew Biz Class and every seat was filled, but a walk back into coach showed the plane only about 2/3 full.
Sure, go ahead and politely ask, can't hurt, but with fewer seats and more frequent mileage travelers, don't keep your hopes up.
If anyone has conflicting info, I'd love to hear it! :-)