US Airways

Upgrade your summer flight?

If your summer trip involves a flight, you know (1) a trip in coach will be a miserable experience, but (2) a comfortable seat upfront would be ridiculously expensive. If so, you may be only 50 percent right. You can sometimes move up without paying the huge list-price differences. Airlines are increasingly interested in "monetizing" access to those big, wide seats rather than giving them away to elite frequent flyers, so your airline may give you an upgrade offer -- maybe not so good "you can't refuse," but at least one that will make you channel Jack Benny's "I'm thinking it over."

If you haven't already bought your tickets.

The regular price...