Vintage sheet music cover from autumnsensation.
This little piece of advice not only adheres to while you're up in the air, but when you arrive at your destination too... just ask. What's the use in wondering?
Anecdote # 1: P. and I were staying at a hotel in New York City where we found our room to be too street noisy and a little shabby. We asked reception the next morning if we could get a quieter room and they upgraded us to a much larger suite. Just like that.
Anecdote # 2: Also while on the flight from Honolulu to Auckland, I asked the airhostess whether they had any vegetarian meals, "No," she said with care, "there are none left in economy but when first class is finished I'll go and check up there."
Ask questions. Don't be afraid. The worst they can say is no.
.,.However I'm still waiting on that day when I ask to be upgraded to first class and it works! Has it ever worked for you?