How to Upgrade on Air France

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Upgrading from economy to business class or business class to first class will result in more comfort during a flight. Economy flights are usually uncomfortable with cramped seating, while business and first class are roomier and more comfortable. Air France, like many other airlines, charges a fee to upgrade to better seating, although it can upgrade seating without charge when flights are overbooked or not enough seats are available.

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    Pay for the upgrade. The only way to guarantee Air France will upgrade a ticket is paying for an upgrade. Upgrade the ticket beforehand through either a booking agent or by calling the airline directly and requesting an upgrade. The fees will vary depending on the specific flight.

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    Join Air France's frequent flyer program or membership program. According to BBC News, the most likely way to upgrade without paying is joining airline loyalty clubs.

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    Avoid travelling with large groups. Book the ticket separately if travelling with a group, or travel alone or with only one other person. Airlines may not upgrade passengers who are part of a large group, even if the passengers do not mind separating.

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    Dress respectably. Customers who are dressed in grubby clothing with holes or who look less pristine are less likely to get upgraded. Money Saving Expert points out that a suit is not necessary, but having a clean and well-dressed appearance helps in getting an upgrade.

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    Convert credits on a BlueBiz card or similar Air France frequent flyer card. Credits are given by Air France for frequent flyers like BlueBiz members. To upgrade the seat, the member must buy a ticket at full price and request the upgrade at a BlueBiz service desk at least five days before the flight departs.

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