When we travel, especially when we are on a budget, we try to get the best deals and choose the most affordable rooms and flights. Although, of course, we want topnotch accommodations and services, we need to be practical and work with what we have. But did you know that you can sometimes get good things for free if you just ask for them? With so many things costing money, these sweet freebies can definitely go a long way in making your trip even better. Here are a few things you can get while you travel by simply asking nicely.
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It may not work all the time, but sometimes you can get a room upgrade for free. If the resort you are checking into isn't fully booked and they have a lot of extra rooms (rooms that are of higher value than your own room), you can try asking for an upgrade. If it’s possible, they might give it to you. This also works if you’re celebrating a special occasion with a loved one such as your anniversary. If you call ahead to make preparations and mention it, they might upgrade you to a nicer suite.
*This can also be applicable for seat upgrades on flights.
Most hotels these days offer WiFi, but it’s not always free and it can be expensive. At some hotels, they offer complimentary WiFi in rooms; you just need to ask about it. Complimentary WiFi is often available for a limited time or number of minutes only, but it’s still free. You can also ask about a business center if they have one, where you can use the computer and Internet for free. You may not have the access in your room, but at least in this case, if you absolutely need to be connected, you don't need to pay an additional fee.
If you are on a particularly long flight or a long-haul flight, some airlines offer complimentary snacks like pretzels or nuts. Once they have served everyone, you can politely ask a flight attendant if they have extras. If they do, most of the time, they offer it to you. You'll have better luck at this at night when most passengers pass on snacks.
Read the full article, Travel Tip: The Power of Just Asking Nicely, on TravelBook.ph.