Getting Upgraded to First Class is as Simple as Dressing the Part

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Have you always wanted to get upgraded to first class? While many of us dream of one day sitting in first class, only a select few people actually get upgraded. And contrary to popular belief, the secret to getting an upgrade doesn’t have to do with timing or knowing the right people. It’s all about wearing the right clothes. So, what should you wear?

While it’s nice to be comfortable while traveling, don’t expect to arrive in sweatpants and sneakers and get an upgrade. If you want to fly first class, you’ll have to dress the part and put a bit more effort into what you wear.

You should be “smart but understated. You should look like you travel often…it helps; someone who is potentially due to get an upgrade can be knocked back if they aren’t dressed suitably,” a flight attendant said to Who What Wear, adding that wearing the latest trends and hottest designers isn’t necessary.

When you get dressed, wear something you would for a casual workday and avoid dirty sneakers, flip-flops, old shirts, and jeans. You don’t need to be too formal, but you shouldn’t look like you’re headed to the gym.

Who knew getting upgraded was down to the clothes you wear to the airport? Are you ready to fly first class?