Just a few hours in, and our trip to Vancouver is already blessed! It’s also a really great travel tip – keep your eye out for upgrades, and always say yes if you are offered one that gives you something special for just a fraction of the price it would normally cost.

Check in early online 24 hours before your flight. Often, you will get a chance for an upgrade if business class isn’t fully filled on the flight (and it really pays off if you got a great seat sale like we did). David and I are traveling on Mother’s Day, and as it turns out, not a lot of people are mid-transit on this day. Our flight had lots of empty spaces, and for $50 extra, we got Plus seats on Westjet. Hello extra seat between us, tons of leg room and free booze and snacks!
 

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When we arrived in Vancouver, we also got offered an upgrade at the Four Seasons hotel. David got an amazing deal on a standard hotel, and for $60 extra a night, we are now in a junior suite on a higher floor with a great view!

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Overall, we have lucked into a much fancier start to our trip, and we’re already having a ball!

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