Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to fly in coach, Antonina Jedrzejczak writes. Among her tips for scoring a free upgrade: Fly out of a smaller hub with less competition for business-class seats.
Air India will tap into a growing demand for low-cost fares by adding more economy-class seats and trimming the number of business-class seats. "The load in economy class has been growing while business-class occupancy has declined," an airline insider said.
If you continually help out your network -- but none of them offer you job leads despite your requests -- it might be time to rethink what you're asking of them, writes Marty Nemko. It doesn't matter how nice you are if you're fundamentally unqualified for the work you're seeking, he notes.
American Airlines is taking aim at premium travelers with investments in new jets and upgrades to its business-class sections. New deep-reclining seats, better meal selection and a more generous list of entertainment services are part of the upgrades.
Helping others helps your career because it demonstrates your sphere of influence, writes Jorge Lazaro Diaz. He notes that he has little patience for people who waste their opportunities to help other people. "It's like they think there's only a certain amount of it to go around [so] they're careful not to let it 'run out,' " he writes.