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Fly Up Front. No Tricks. No Stunts.
CONNIVING OR GROVELING
FCF does not recommend hustling gate agents or "dressing up" as a way to upgrade. In fact, we suggest you don't go to the airport until the right ticket for you is confirmed.
BIASED OR TAINTED
Our subscription model eliminates the need for credit card companies to grease our palms – at the expense to you of excluding the best opportunities. There's no credit card-churning or bank-hustling here.
No grey-market tickets or methods that will get you in trouble with the airlines, nor deals on second-tier carriers.
FCF is far from perfect, but we're not here to profit from other people's mistakes, so you'll never see "typo fares" or "mistake fares" on our site.
Be An Upgrade Insider
and often ingenious
Prof. Thomas Y. Levin
at what he does
FLEISCHER SPORTS CEO
Lawrence Pass, MD
Prof. Michael Beckerman
Who's Mr. Upgrade?
Matthew J. Bennett: America's Leading Expert on Business & First Class Ticketing Strategies
"It's both a privilege and my passion to yearly help hundreds of thousands of air travelers fly much better, and therefore thrive much better, simply by using the methods of The Upgrade Mindset, and hidden values we find almost every day here at First Class Flyer."
How it all started, in four sentences:
I learned to save money on travel as a minor league pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals gave us a travel allowance to get to spring training every year, and I was able to pocket all the airfare money I saved, before going on to help teammates do the same. After a while I got hooked. (Maybe I was born with the upgrade gene.)
Over the last 21 years, I've had the privilege of sharing my upgrade and ticketing strategies with Major League All-Stars, Hall of Famers, Academy Award Winners, Grammy Winners, Fortune 500 CEOs, and hundreds of thousands of ambitious air travelers, perhaps a little like you.
Much thanks for stopping by, and see you up front,