How do I get an upgrade on a flight with BA or Virgin

edited March 2011 in World Wide
How do I get an upgrade on a flight with BA or Virgin or other airlines? I have travelled quite a bit, but have only got an upgrade once when the plane was full. Would be interesting to hear any tips to get upgraded more!
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  • Preference usually goes to top tier frequent flyer account holders. After that it is a little bit of pot luck really. Tips I would give are look presentable, travelling alone helps and sign up to their frequent flyer accounts.

    The other tip is ask and ask politely.

    Even if a complimentary upgrade is not available I have purchased upgrades for next to nothing. I flew back from Jamaica and upgraded from economy to first for $250. I still had to eat my economy meal but a bargain in my opinion!

    Hope that helps.

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