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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No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to South Pacific

Free First Class Award Availability to the South Pacific with Qantas Found

Airline(s)
Qantas
Currencies
Citi ThankYou points or Qantas Miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Business Class Award Availability to Europe 50% Off with Lufthansa, Starpoints

Airline(s)
Austrian Airlines‎
Currencies
Miles & More or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 57% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
$6,557
$3,330
Discount Upgrades to Europe

United First Class Upgrades to Europe $400 Each Way

Upgrade Type
Low-Cost Upgrades
Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
Now through Feb. 16
FCF Rating
$9,713
$2,741
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America

Save Up to 72% on First & Business Class to South America

Airline(s)
American Airlines, LAN
FCF Rating
No Availability
9 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
No Availability
6 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
$1,000
$730
Low-fare Routes to Caribbean

Los Angeles to the Caribbean Business Class Starting at $730

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
9 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Virgin Atlantic Business Class to Europe Only 11,000 Miles More than Economy

Airline(s)
Virgin
Currencies
Citi ThankYou points or Virgin Atlantic miles
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 25% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Middle East

Free First Class Award Availability to Dubai With Emirates Miles or Starwood Points

Airline(s)
Emirates
Currencies
Amex points, Emirates Airline Miles, Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
$1,500
$650
Low-fare Routes to Caribbean

Eight Low Premium Fares Found to the Caribbean from Boston Starting at $650

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
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
$6,014
$4,070
Discount Upgrades to Asia

First Class Upgrades from Business at $600 Each Way on United to Seoul

Upgrade Type
Low-Cost Upgrades
Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 26
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
No Availability
1 Month Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to South Pacific
$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
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to South Pacific

Free First Class Awards to Auckland With United Miles or Chase or Starwood Points, December

Airline(s)
United
Currencies
Chase points or United miles
FCF Rating
$6,565
$3,066
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America
$7,623
$2,338
Buy-Miles Strategy to Asia

Save Up to 69% on First & Business Class to Asia, Three Airlines

Airline(s)
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines
FCF Rating
$5,805
$3,427
Discount Upgrades 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
$4,169
$2,694
Low-fare Routes to Europe

Lowest Business Class Fares Found to Europe from Dallas Starting at $2,694

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Business Class to Europe for 15,000 Miles Less than Economy in May with Lufthansa Miles or Starpoints

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Lufthansa miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 25% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
10 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Singapore Business Class Award Availability to Asia—With Amex, Chase, Citi, and Starwood, Ten Months

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Currencies
Amex points, Citi ThankYou points, Singapore miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 17% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
$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
$1,290
$888
Low-fare Routes to Hawaii

New First Class Fares Found to Hawaii Starting at $888 R/T on American and Delta—Some End Today

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines
Booking Window
Now through Jan. 2
FCF Rating