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August - 2016

Vol. 21 No. 8

In this issue...

Five Ways to Get My Favorite (Surpass) First Class—Etihad’s First Apartment—Using Miles or Money

Save up to 54% using miles, up to 88% using money, or buy miles to save 64%.

New Hawaii Upgrades to First Class on Delta $139 Each Way

Delta offers Hawaii upgrades to First at an irresistibly small price.

New Flash EasyUp Fares to India

EasyUp Fares have finally landed in India. Less than $2,500 to Mumbai from the U.S. A year ago we would have said, ‘Never.’ We should know better.

Latest EasyUp Fare Evolution: First Class to Europe

EasyUp Fares grow up. Finally! How it happened and the latest on major airline offerings to Europe.

How Anyone Can Save Up to 85% on All Nippon’s First Class Suite

Eight semi-enclosed suites on B777-300ERs, arranged in a 1x2x1 layout. Each has its own closet, a 77-inch-long lie-flat seat, and a 23-inch-wide LCD monitor.

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