Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. I have traveled extensively, and every seasoned traveler knows, a good seat is key. How to get the best seat on a plane? Sometimes it’s as simple as asking directly for a seat upgrade when you check in – no kidding. I have verified this with people I know who work for the airlines. Another tactic, if you have time, is to give up your seat when you find yourself on an overbooked flight. You may be upgraded the next flight out. Then, there are the more creative (and less scrupulous) methods, such as getting your neighbors on the plane to move by listening to loud music or doubling over and moaning, barf bag in hand. It is about doing whatever it takes. Just remember – all is fair in love and flying, but remember,karma’s a bitch 30,000 feet up.