Why You Want to Get Bumped Off Your Next Flight (and How to Do It)

Getting bumped

In this week’s weekly newsletter (here’s how to sign up), I mentioned that this past week, my wife and I went to Hawaii to take part in Starwood’s Holiday Challenge. We were supposed to head back to L.A. but felt four days in paradise just wasn’t enough. So we extended our stay—initially, by only two […]

How to get bumped into first class on Delta Air Lines

Delta at LAX

My alarm went off at 4:12 am. After jumping in the shower I remembered I still hadn’t checked-in for my 5:45 am flight since I couldn’t get any good seats the day before.