What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

Yes, Business and First Class Fares at a third to a fifth of competing fares can be found...

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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  • 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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$6,557
$3,330
Anomaly Fares to Europe

United First Class Upgrades to Europe $400 Each Way

Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 16
FCF Rating
$3,840
$2,435
Anomaly Fares to Europe

Business Class Fares from the East Coast to Europe Starting at $2,435, Eleven Airlines

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines‎, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United, Virgin
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 16
FCF Rating
$5,000
$2,794
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Emirates Route: New York-Athens Starting at $2,794 in Business Class

Airline(s)
Emirates
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 30
FCF Rating
$1,572
$1,424
Anomaly Fares to Africa

Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Upgrades Found For $298 R/T to South Africa

Airline(s)
Virgin
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$1,415
$998
Anomaly Fares to Asia, Europe

New Singapore Air Premium Economy Fares to Asia and Europe Starting at $998

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 27
FCF Rating
$5,805
$3,427
Anomaly Fares to Europe

First Class Upgrades from Business Starting at $400 One-Way on United to London

Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 16
FCF Rating
$3,798
$2,101
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Business Class Fares to Europe Starting at $2,102, Fifteen Airlines—Ends Tomorrow

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United, Virgin
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 19
FCF Rating
$4,603
$1,622
Anomaly Fares to Africa, Asia, India, Middle East
$5,150
$3,018
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Business Class Fare Found to Europe 38% Off

Airline(s)
Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Virgin
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 31
FCF Rating
$9,453
$5,089
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New First Class Fare Found New York-Milan Saves Up to 46% on Emirates

Airline(s)
Emirates
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 17
FCF Rating
$5,312
$3,107
Anomaly Fares to Africa

New Business Class Fares Found to Johannesburg Starting Up to 42% Off, Seven Major Airlines

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Austrian Airlines‎, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss, United
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 16
FCF Rating
$4,197
$1,585
Anomaly Fares to Africa, Asia, India, Middle East
$2,518
$1,497
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Business Class Fare Found to Europe Starting at $1,497 on La Compagnie

Airline(s)
La Compagnie
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 20
FCF Rating
$2,798
$2,103
Anomaly Fares to Europe

Year-round Business Class Fares from Atlanta, Boston, and New York to Europe, $2,103

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 19
FCF Rating
$3,149
$1,749
Anomaly Fares to South Pacific

New Business Class Fares Found to the Cook Islands and Beyond 44% Off

Airline(s)
Air New Zealand
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 10
FCF Rating
$5,798
$4,098
Anomaly Fares to South Pacific

New Business Class Fares Found to New Zealand 29% Off

Airline(s)
Air New Zealand, United
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 10
FCF Rating
$3,308
$1,915
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New Business Class Fares Found From Canada to Europe Starting at US$1,915

Airline(s)
Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, KLM
Booking Window
Now through Dec. 31
FCF Rating
$10,980
$5,092
Anomaly Fares to Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Middle East

New First Class Fares Found Save Up to 54% on Emirates

Airline(s)
Emirates
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 17
FCF Rating