If you think you have one of the most creative and unusual reasons for bagging a flight upgrade, you could be in luck thanks to a competition from Virgin Atlantic. The airline is running a contest across social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) asking customers to share why they should get an upgrade using the hashtag #BestRequest.
The competition is running throughout August and is a fantastic opportunity for those who have booked flights to destinations such as New York, Dubai, Miami, Sydney, or San Francisco. If you have booked luxury rentals in your chosen destination, you could have a chance to travel there in style.
The best requests
To support the promotion, the airline released the results of a survey carried out amongst their cabin crew and ground staff to find the funniest requests customers have made for upgrades. Some of the most common types of requests were from people who said it was their birthday or they were on their honeymoon as well as those who claimed to be friends with Richard Branson.
Amongst the more unusual requests were a man who wanted an upgrade to avoid being next to his wife after an argument, a woman who thought an upgrade would allow her to reach her destination sooner, and a man who believed there was a hot tub in first class.
If you think that your request is creative enough to make the cut, you can find further details of the competition on the Virgin Atlantic website.