Around that time, there was an article published in the BBC News regarding incdents like this. The doctors proposed a plan whereby they would identify themselves to the airline as a doctor when they checked in for their flight and would offer their services in case of a medical emergency, in exchange for an upgrade. They also would agree not to drink any alchoholic beverages on the flight in case their services were needed later.
Here is the article:
Flying doctors want automatic upgrades
What's your opinion on this? Should the airlines take the doctors up on their offer, or, since the F/A is there "primarily for our safety", should the doctors just let the airline personnel take care of situations like this?