Sure, you can fly first class if you're willing to fork over the cash or your travel rewards. And it may be worth every cent. Even better than paying for first class, though, is getting it for free. If this has happened to you, we want to know your secret.
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It's not common, but every now and then, it happens: someone gets lucky and scores a first class or business class upgrade for cheap, or better yet, free. Maybe the flight was full and you haggled your way to a sweet discount. Maybe you were extra nice to a flight attendant who decided to throw you a bone. However you made your way to first class, we want to know about it.
So tell us — if you've ever been upgraded for cheap or free, what happened, and how did you do it?