Traveling in coach and economy can be cramped and unpleasant. I have short legs and even I feel like I have no space sometimes. With talks of some airlines trying to cram even more seats into planes that aren't getting any bigger, it would be nice to get upgraded to a better seat, wouldn't it? The best I've ever done was to get upgraded to an exit row and also the bulkhead. Perhaps if I traveled alone I would have a better chance of getting upgraded to a fancy first-class seat. If you want to try for the upgrade, here are some tips to do it.
Have you ever gotten an upgrade using any of these strategies or another one?