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

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I too wont lie for a free upgrade, indeed I have never even asked.

I have offered a derogatory sum for one on more than one occasion (in hotels), it has been accepted at a couple of Hotels, an upgrade to a Suite at a hotel in Barbados was something like £120 per night, I offered £20, they took it (it was just 1 night). If nothing else it opens up a negotiating position whereby both parties can benefit. I think upgrades when it comes to flying, hotels, car hire etc are down to offering the right amount at the right time, ultimately they are both highly perishable products, and once past sell by date worthless.

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