Go on, ask your airline for a favor — maybe an upgrade to business class or a waiver on a ticket change fee. While you’re at it, see whether your hotel will offer you a suite for the price of a standard room.
The answer could be yes.
No, really. In an effort to spread a little cheer, ticket agents and front-desk workers are known to bend a few rules during the holidays. This year, they’ll probably be doing it more than ever, perhaps with the reluctant blessings of their bosses.
“If you’re nice, maybe you’ll get a seat next to Santa”