If your schedule is flexible, you may be able to take advantage of the airlines’ practice of over-booking flights this time of year. When they offer an extra flight to those willing to take a later plane, go for it! You also may be able to work in an upgrade to the deal if you ask nicely. It’s not a bad trade to wait an extra hour or two in the airport if you’re switching from a middle seat in coach to a window in first class, right? It never hurts to ask, especially when you are doing the airline a favor.
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