What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

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  • Anomaly Fares

    Yes, Business and First Class Fares at a third to a fifth of competing fares can be found. And they are, many times a week, by our 24/7 research team. Anomaly fares look like mistake fares but FCF never alerts you to mistake fares. Anomaly Fares are a natural consequence of Yield Management, Hub Dominance and Loyalty Programs in a de-regulated industry. They are never promoted by airlines because they would undermine credibility with regular high-yield customers.

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  • Buy-Miles Strategy

    Buying miles to fly in style is a classic, well-used FCF member strategy. Buying miles and then applying those miles—in place of a cash transaction—is not quite as effortless as throwing thousands of dollars in the trash can. But it’s far more uplifting. Much exists in FCF’s searchable archives on the step-by-step process, just as much is to be found when you filter your alerts so you can easily Buy Miles to Fly in Style.

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  • Discount Upgrades

    Do airlines really dump First Class for little more than Business—and Business for little more than coach? Well, yes they do.  At times, when it suits their revenue management strategy. So, when First is pretty much at parity with Business why would anyone fly Business? Because that’s what they think to book, automatically, without knowing these dramatically discounted upgrades exist. FCF researcher seek to break members of the costly habit of booking the class they assume to be the most affordable by breaking the news of these discounted, flat-fee upgrades at time of booking whenever they find them. On whatever routes and airlines. In Business and in First.

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  • Low-fare Routes

    Alternate-but-convenient routes can yield you a premium class seat for little more than the class below on the conventional route. A to B might cost $4k in Business while A to X (when X is a short hop to B) might cost you a third of that. A little more than coach, oftentimes. Our truffle hounds make a career of finding these “hopportunities” for members who are happy to think outside the straight line if it means bargain First or Business and, to boot, a great stopover. Hopportunities occur with both hidden destinations and departures. If you are flexible, why fly the high-fare gouge route and pay double?

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  • Sweet Redeems

    Most think hens’ teeth when they think award seats. FCF members know better. Business and First Class award seats found nowhere else are the kind of alerts you can expect several times a week. This intelligence, combined with regular availability reports in each FCF Monthly Advisor, can turn you from award seat skeptic to a true believer of FCF’s use-miles-to-fly-in-style strategies.

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$3,426
$1,997
Anomaly Fares to Asia

New Singapore Air Los Angeles-Tokyo Biz Class $1,997 R/T—Ends Feb. 20

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 20
FCF Rating
$2,483
$1,996
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Singapore Air New York-Frankfurt Biz Class $1,996 R/T—Ends Feb. 20

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 20
FCF Rating
$3,677
$1,997
Anomaly Fares to Asia

New Singapore Air Los Angeles-Seoul Biz Class $1,997 R/T—Ends Feb. 20

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 20
FCF Rating
$3,852
$1,996
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Singapore Air Houston-Manchester Biz Class $1,996 R/T—Ends Feb. 20

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 20
FCF Rating
No Availability
7 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Domestic US

Free Business and First Class Transcon Awards Found New York to/from San Francisco on American

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free First Class Sweet Redeems to Seoul and Beyond With Asiana, Four Months

Airline(s)
Asiana
Currencies
Asiana miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 19% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
$3,272
$1,848
Anomaly Fares to Asia

Check Off Bucket-List-Epic, Petra, with New $1,848 Business Class Fares to Amman

Airline(s)
Alitalia
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 21
FCF Rating
$7,553
$2,815
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe

New Opportunity for Business and First Class to Europe, with Star Alliance Airlines, 63% Off

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Austrian Airlines‎, Brussels Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United
FCF Rating
$1,334
$888
Low-fare Routes to Hawaii

New Business Class Fares From Canada to Hawaii US$888 on Delta and United

Airline(s)
Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
$5,962
$3,628
Anomaly Fares to Africa

New Business Class Fare to Joburg Saves Up to 39%

Airline(s)
Iberia
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$4,743
$2,834
Anomaly Fares to Asia

New Business Class Fares to Shanghai 40% Off, with All Nippon, American, Delta, and United

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
Now through March 15
FCF Rating
$4,486
$2,468
Low-fare Routes to Europe

Short-Notice Business Class Fares from New York to Europe Starting at $2,468, Five Airlines

Airline(s)
Air France
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
6 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Lufthansa First Class Availability to Europe, Six Months

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Lufthansa miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
Discount Upgrades to Europe

Business Class for the Price of Coach to Madrid from Boston, Chicago, Miami and New York—Ends Feb. 14

Upgrade Type
Low-Cost Upgrades
Airline(s)
Iberia
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 14
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 25% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
$2,307
$1,558
Anomaly Fares to Hawaii

New First Class Fare New York-Hawaii Starting at $1,558 R/T (With New Lie-Flat Seat)

Airline(s)
Hawaiian Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 13
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
$1,000
$560
Low-fare Routes to Mexico

Business Class Fares Found to Mexico Starting at $560 R/T from Boston, New York, and Washington, DC

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$3,823
$2,146
Anomaly Fares to Africa

New Business Class Fares Found to Nairobi at $2,146 R/T with Air France, Delta, and KLM

Airline(s)
Air France, Delta Airlines, KLM
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 21
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

American Business Class Upgrade Award Availability Found to Tokyo

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
11 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
$700
$484
Low-fare Routes to Mexico

Business Class Fares Found to Mexico Starting at $484 from the West Coast

Airline(s)
Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Japan Airlines Business Class to Asia for 5,000 Miles Less than Economy, March

Airline(s)
Japan Airlines
Currencies
Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 81% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
$6,263
$3,225
Buy-Miles Strategy to Asia
$4,246
$2,887
Anomaly Fares to Asia

Saves 32% on Delta Business Class to Asia

Airline(s)
Delta Airlines
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$1,622
$898
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Premium Economy Upgrades to London $312

Airline(s)
British Airways
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$6,198
$2,945
Buy-Miles Strategy to Asia
No Availability
1 Month Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America
$1,213
$1,757
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Business Class Fares from the U.S. to Italy Starting at $1,757, Four Airlines

Airline(s)
Air France, Alitalia, Delta Airlines, KLM
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 22
FCF Rating
$1,289
$897
Low-fare Routes to Hawaii

New First Class Fares Found to Hawaii Starting at $897 R/T on American and Delta

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating