A Trick to Get Extra Legroom Seats for Less, and Discounted Lounge Passes

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. It’s not really a trick. Several months ago I booked a ticket on Virgin America from Los Angeles to Las Vegas using the old site. The difference between Main Cabin and “instant upgrade to Main Cabin Select” was only $15. The old site would show every price on one page–it was easier to see the price difference.

  2. This is a not a trick or a glitch: they are different fares: the full price MCS is a fully refundable fare; the upgrade is non-refundable.

  3. As far as iFLYflat goes, I personally know Steven and he is a very knowledgeable guy and a class act. I would highly recommend him to Aussies!

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