Class Warfare: Get Biz Class Seats For Coach Prices

Flying sucks. But wouldn’t it be a little better if you could fly business class for the price of coach? Michelle Higgins,Practical Traveler for the New York Times, explains the secrets to getting upgraded without paying the price. And it all starts with the “Y-up.”

For the diehard traveler, there’s JoeSentMe.com, a subscription-based web site that clues you in to when there are business class sales by sending customized alerts. And British Airways recently launched Open Skies, a new business-class airline that offers routes from New York to Paris and Amsterdam from around $1600.