Reply To: I constantly lie to get airplane upgrades. Is that unethical?

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seasonedtraveller
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I came across this on MarketWatch.com and thought it would make an interesting discussion.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-lying-to-get-an-airplane-upgrade-so-bad-2014-12-05

What do other posters feel about this and has anyone done it and been successful?

For the record I’ve never done this either in hotels or with an airline. I do sometimes ask discreetly but only been successful with hotels. I don’t think I could lie to get an upgrade as I think it is wrong, and to be honest never really thought about it till I read the article.

Not something I have done and I never will do.

To my, perhaps old fashioned way of thinking, it’s immoral – even more so if one claims a disability in order to grab an upgrade.

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