Do you like to travel by air very often? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get an upgrade for your next trip? Keep in mind that asking for an upgrade is not an easy task, so you better be prepared for it. There are millions of people across the globe who travel frequently on the plane every single day. So if you want to shine bright in the agent’s office for an upgrade, you better be mindful about whatever you have to say. Earlier, people would often get surprised when the agent would paddle a boarding pass with a very low row number.
Now things have changed, and you will have to pay extra dollars for an “upgrade” on your trip. If you want to make it to the front row, that is the best for you because you will be able to navigate out of the plane early. However, with the chances of asking for an upgrade going down, there are still some techniques with which you can ask for an upgrade. If you don’t want to keep reading and just have somebody do the leg work for you check out these guys who can get you the best price.
Let me give you some quick tips to ask for an upgrade:
Make sure that you have a perspective about what you need to get. Trying to act over smart or too much talking will compel the agents to choose somebody else if the opportunity is there. Secondly, if you’re not good at it, don’t waste the other person’s time. Moreover, if you are traveling with your family, there’s no reason to ask for an upgrade since the agents won't put up the entire family in the front ro
Though dressing has got nothing to do in the entire process. However, it does adds a bit of sugar to your entire persona. Don’t expect a ticket upgrade if you’re dressed up inappropriately. To get this work done, you should be dressed neatly. Sometimes there are people on the flight whom the passengers don’t even want to sit next to. So better take care of your clothes when going to ask for an upgrade.
Be on time
Don’t forget that agents have hundreds of people to manage and deal with every single day. If you have booked an appointment with one, don’t be late for it. Showing up late for an upgrade will result in you your chances getting chucked out. Your upgrade is also coherent with the agent's mood. Don’t meet at a time when there are a lot of people around. Have a good time for meeting and proceed with your request.
Be to the point and very precise. Refrain from putting circles in front of the agent. Always be confident about what you want to get and add a “please’ if necessary. Secondly, be polite in what you say, don’t try to have a harsh tone. Asking politely won't do any harm would help you in getting what you just asked for.
Don’t forget the past
If you had an inconvenient experience with the same airline, don’t mind asking for an upgrade. Airlines don’t usually upgrade, but if they have caused you any trouble, the chances of getting an upgrade are high. If you are on an international flight, don’t forget to ask about the check-in availability because agents have more control over the seating chart.
Befriend your travel agent
A good key to ask for an upgrade is to befriend your very own travel agent. This is the easiest way to get an upgrade in the airplane. Some travel agents have good networking with other airlines to and thus, can help in getting in an upgrade in a different airline. If you get to sit in the front row or the place you’re fond of, it will be easy for you to hope out of the plane.
Don’t forget to wear a smile on your face when asking for an upgrade. Be confident and go with the flow. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll surely get an upgrade to have a great experience during travel.
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Attention Attention Hampton Roads Teachers! IKEA is letting you know they appreciate you!
Make sure you mark your calendar for a special event for August 14, 2019!
Come and spend the day at IKEA to get a special breakfast treat and win some amazing prizes!
The day starts with giveaways. The first 100 teachers (show teacher ID or homeschool certification letter) in line will receive a free PLURING Hanging Storage. Also, all those in line with an IKEA FAMILY card (or who sign up in line) will receive a free IKEA FAMILY tumbler, watering can and the new catalog.
All teachers need to line by 10:45 am will receive a voucher for a free voucher for a free Swedish American breakfast ($2.99 value).
All day activities to include: a teacher themed scavenger hunt (chance to win $75 gift card; two make and take workshops to decorate a mirror and a succulent pot at 10 am and 11:30 am while supplies last!
Enhance Your Classroom workshops at 10 and 11 am and 12 pm with demonstration displays will be raffled off to attendees; and up to 80 percent off in our As-Is Department!
"We love teachers and teachers love IKEA," said IKEA Norfolk spokesman Michelle Stephenson. "We're excited to host teachers in our new store and show them some love."
Teachers can find out more information, visit https://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/norfolk/activities.
This post is not sponsored. Photo is from L. Workman Photography
Fall is just around the corner and do you know what that means? Hampton Roads Fall Festival!
Now I am not trying to rush the time here because I completely love summer. But the fall in Hampton Roads is so much fun!!! From live music on the beaches, to events with Wine & Beer or family fun events we got you covered!
Here are a few of my favorites that you can catch in our area. If you are new or just visiting this area, these events will not disappoint!
Busch Gardens Bier Fest | Williamsburg
The final few weeks before fall, Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiast. You will find this festival will go three weekends and features more than 100 beers tapped throughout the event, brewery talks from popular local craft breweries, live local bands and traditional German foods. This event is included with your park ticket.
Neptune Fall Wine Festival | Virginia Beach
If you are a wine connoisseur you do not want to miss this event. Located off the Oceanfront, you will be able to meet and greet the fascinating people who are known for Virginia's reputation for local quality wines. You will be able to enjoy delicious food with some amazing food trucks, live entertainment and the opportunity to taste and purchase the wines you like. Keep in mind this is not free.
Neptune Festival | Virginia Beach
This yearly event is sought after year after year on the Boardwalk of VA Beach! From music performances, the yearly Neptune Race, to sand building contest this is the event for you. People from all over some to enjoy what are these areas biggest festivals. Most of the weekend is Free, which is awesome. But come to see the vendors, amazing foods and over all fun weekend of fall sun and fun!
Yorktown Art Stroll | Yorktown
Yorktown known for its piece in American history and it will bring you more than just stories about soldiers. It is known for craft and art fairs too! This Free Event will bring in over 40 plus artist from all over to showcase their talents. Come take a stroll near Yorktown Beach to see some of these artists while looking at the scenic views of the York County River and amazing treats from the local restaurants.
Annual Fall Children’s Festival | Norfolk
Get your family ready for the most beloved family festival that is filled with more than 100 creative and interactive activities, storytelling, hands-on workshops and educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, costumed characters and more! This event Hampton Roads families and visitors alike is sure to have a great time as they share in the fun, food and festive celebrations. You must get Tickets for this event.
Newport News Fall Festival | Newport News- Newport News Park
One of the biggest events in Newport News, all look forward to this fall event at Newport News Park. From Crafts, competition in craft contest, to Food and Beverage trucks this event has something for every member of the family. Bring the kids for fun and exciting things for them to do too!
Come and enjoy some of the best events Hampton Roads has to offer. If I missed any please leave us a message in the comments!
What are some of your favorite events in Hampton Roads?
This is not a sponsored post. Photo Credit Bernadette Watkins
Bar Louie Island Nights Recap & our Locals We Love Businesses Featuring Photos by L. WorkMan Photography
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our Bar Louie Island Nights event . It was such a fun seeing everyone's best island theme outfits! With summer being so hot, it was really hot in Bar Louie that day! Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of everyone present. Plus we had a great servers who took care of our ladies every needs! Thank you Bar Louie, Hampton for making this and every event we have with you a success!
We had the pleasure of hosting some FABULOUS pop-up businesses for our shopping pleasure at this event. Whether you are looking for some adorable additions to your home or a perfect gift for a friend, these businesses have you covered. The best part? They are all local women-owned businesses and we just love them! Be sure to check them out, and don't miss the photos from our day below:
Beautiful Escapes Travel | Facebook
If the travel bug hasn't gotten you it will once you connect with Beautiful Escapes Travel. Chereese will help you plan your next girls, family or couples trip that you will remember forever! She has some current deals that will knock your socks off! Many Thanks for offering the amazing Swag Bags for us!
Lemmata Chiropractic | Website | Facebook
Get relief from your back pain with Lemmata Chiropractic in Hampton! Let them educate you about how your health is the most important. Reach out to them while they help to make a difference in their community! Ask them what local Hampton Roads Charity they are supporting.
Joilene's Journey | Facebook | Instagram
Get your sweet treats for any occasion with Joilene's Journey. They provided delicious treats of chocolate covered strawberries and a variety of cupcakes as our Bakery Sponsor! Let them bring your party to the next level with their party planning services. From Cakes to everything in between they got you covered!
JES Foundation Repair | Website | Facebook
Get your home ready for storm season! You will want to call our Friends from JES Foundation Repair. They offer Free Estimates on all your foundation needs! Be sure you ask them about their coverage area and tell them Hampton Roads Housewives Referred you!
Rodan & Fields with Mary | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Keep your skin glowing and lashes flowing with Rodan & Fields with Mary. Become her Preferred Customer today. Please learn more information about her business on our Leading Ladies post. Make your daily routine for better skin easy! Ask her about how to keep your skin great all year long!
Pampered Chef with Jay | Website | Facebook
Jay is Inspiring those that were once in the kitchen and those new to the kitchen to get in there and solve the mystery of “what is for dinner” by providing fast and easy recipes with amazing quality kitchen tools that allows others to get the MORE they are looking for with Pampered Chef. Ask her about the monthly specials.
Nikicharmz | Etsy | Facebook | Instagram
You can get your custom accessories with style and charm with Nikicharmz.. Beautiful pieces for every special moment. Free shipping for all items over $20 USD (domestic) just enter code NIKICHARMZ .
Our event could not be remembered without connecting with Leigh from L. Workman Photography , for her outstanding talent in photography. As I spoke more to Leigh on how she hones her craft, she looks for the moments to capture your special memories that you will cherish forever. She explained to me that her passion is in capturing those special moments. She has recently expanded her brand with the opening of The Studio at City Center with partner LaDawn Hodges of LaDawn Hodges Photography. I am so happy we connected with her and look forward to working with her again at our upcoming events!
L. Workman Photography | Website | Facebook
The Studio At City Center | Facebook
I was so happy meeting new and familiar faces ! Looking forward to our upcoming Hampton Roads events. See you there!
See more amazing photos in our Facebook Album!
This is not a sponsored post. Photo Credit L Workman Photography.
Hey everyone, my name is Bernadette and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer based out of Yorktown, Virginia. I am a New York native who was recently transplanted from Long Island to Virginia a few years ago ready to explore fun things in and around Hampton Roads. I am a lover of food, movies and having a good time! You will always find me on social media looking for the next best thing to do!