The Under-the-Tray-Table Upgrade – Discreetly Offering Cash!

So on a recent trip from Los Angeles to Chicago, I decided to try for my own upgrades. At every opportunity, I discreetly offered cash to airline employees, Transportation Security Administration employees and fellow passengers in exchange for a better seat or faster service. I wanted to know what would happen when institutional fees leave the institution and were offered instead on the black market.

How’d he do? Check out the full article from David Weinberg of the New York Times here.

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  1. i was on a LAX to HKG 14-hr CX flight, sandwiched between 2 fat guys in a 3-4-3 right side. when meal services started, i offered an indian guy sitting in an isle seat $100 to switch, he gladly took it after his meal.

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