I love a good upgrade (cont)

Oops – had to cut my first blog short as looking at my watch – 6.15pm – sunset….had to rush back to my King Deluxe Overwater Villa to see the sun go down. Wow – magical! Thanks Hilton!



OK – so for those of you who know me, I am pretty good at getting upgrades on airlines and at hotels. I’m always asked, ‘How did you do it?’, and my reply is always the same….if you don’t ask, you’ll never know. It’s that simple. And I ALWAYS ask. The person behind the counter at check-in doesn’t know me and I don’t know them, so I have nothing to be embarrassed about. All I have is the chance that I might be upgraded. And it’s a thrill every time! My most recent upgrade is actually happening right now. I am sitting in one of the lounges at the Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives, sipping my 3rd (free) Martini thanks to my Diamond member status with Hilton Hhonors. How did I get that? I am a Gold frequent flyer with Qantas, and was status matched with Virgin Australia. I am now…

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