Fly deluxe for fewer bucks or miles or points.

About First Class Flyer

First Class Flyer exists to instill and to continually hone
The Upgrade Mindset (TUM).

You might be someone who would otherwise endure economy because First Class and Business Class is far too extravagant.

Or someone who would never endure economy but loathes, nearly as much, paying outrageously for First Class or Business.

The Upgrade Mindset is handy in either case.

It turns endure to enjoy.

NB: achieving The Upgrade Mindset can take some diligence.

But it does get you up front.

Diligence beats extravagance.

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Princeton University
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International Tennis Hall of Fame
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Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Best Pictures
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Former White House
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Prof. Michael Beckerman

New York University
Mr. Upgrade shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares


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