Cruise and Travel Upgrades

When it comes to cruise and travel upgrades, many travelers pay heavily for them. Alternatively, they cashed in tons of frequent flyer miles or loyalty points.

However, there are some tips in this section on working the system that may land you some freebies.

"Just using one of the secrets in this guide could help you save hundreds, even thousands, on your next trip or vacation"

Many people already know that frequent fliers, frequent cruisers, frequent car renters, and frequent quest at hotels receive benefits that the occasional traveler does not receive.

Oftentimes, you or someone on your behalf will have to go to someone above the clerk level to get approval. Sometimes the person you have to talk to is in upper management. And, sometimes you must get approval from a special department within the company that handles such request.

If you travel regularly, or plan to travel often, it is worth the experience of making the attempt at getting upgrades. Who knows? You may discover other things that will benefit you in your travels.

At the very least, you would have talked to someone that may serve as a good contact person, in the future.

Look below for links to specific tips related to airline, car rental, hotel, and cruises.


Frequent travelers may also find a nugget or two of information about travel upgrades they can use.

If you are an occasional traveler, here is a general tip to keep in mind. You should dress well. A passenger in nice business attire or neat casual clothing is more likely to get what they ask for.

In addition, it helps to have as much flexibility in your schedule as possible. It is amazing how a few hours scheduling flexibility can make a difference to whether you travel in style or not.

Do you know that eBay auctions off airline and car rental upgrade certificates? Check out eBay at

Sometimes you can find certificates and specials on the airline, car rental, hotel, or cruise company’s website. A general rule of thumb in many situations is to simply call and ask the representative.

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Wait to board your flight.

Car Rental
Reserve the most popular model.

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For a weekend or holiday trip, book your hotel in the business district.

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The true and tried method is simply to ask. Also, consider off-peak times.

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