Courtesy of Virgin Airways

Upgrade with a Y-up economy-class fare.

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You’ll spend about the same as you would for a full-fare coach ticket but be automatically upgraded to first class upon check-in. Caveat: Y-up fares are not available on all flights (never for international travel) and can be highly restricted, making changes expensive or impossible. Book through a travel agent or use the Y-up tool on farecompare.com.

T+L's Top Travel Tricks 2009

T+L's Top Travel Tricks 2009

Upgrade with a Y-up economy-class fare.

You’ll spend about the same as you would for a full-fare coach ticket but be automatically upgraded to first class upon check-in. Caveat: Y-up fares are not available on all flights (never for international travel) and can be highly restricted, making changes expensive or impossible. Book through a travel agent or use the Y-up tool on farecompare.com.

T+L's Top Travel Tricks 2009

Courtesy of Virgin Airways

T+L's Top Travel Tricks 2009

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