7. Have friends in high places
Contacts and friendships with influential people do work! You have no such friends or relatives? Then create an illusion and let others believe that you belong to the elite. While going through the check-in, let the staff know that your spouse or best friend used to work for the same airline. Instead of economy you might be offered first class. Whether you really have friends in high places or not, sound natural and relaxed talking about them.