COVID-19 Response: How FCF is trying to do our part with hope and personal help.

Covid-19 has dramatically changed the travel landscape leading to Unprecedented Upgrade Opportunities.

FCF is trying to do our part to help you navigate through it with hope and personal help.

In the meantime, follow FCF’s ongoing coverage for rare fares and mileage availability
for travel later this year and into 2021.

Thomas

FCF's exclusive airfares and booking strategies are invariably creative and often ingenious."

Professor Thomas Y. Levin

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

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Unprecedented Business & First Class Airfares:
Tracked For You

SAVE MONEY:

  • Intercontinental Business Class often $1,400 to $2,200; First Class $2,800 to $3,800
  • Know where the low-fare routes and months to travel are
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I jumped on FCF's Biz Class fare alert to Europe at $1,461 round-trip."

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Lawrence Pass, MD

HEART SURGEON NASHVILLE, TN
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The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

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Upgrade secrets and strategies… fly in business class for the price of coach

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An exclusive website… finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

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The insider site

Departures Magazine

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Mr. Upgrade shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares

Kiplinger's

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Loaded with tips on flying in comfort without paying the exorbitant fares

Chicago Tribune

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Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

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First Class Flyer is a must-read

Entrepreneur Magazine

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Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

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For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

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A crucial resource… packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

FCF Sweet Redeems™

Rare Miles & Points Redemption Opportunities:
Tracked For You

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Most people don't look forward to using their miles because it's a pain in the neck. Not FCF members.

Let’s face it, using miles can be complicated and time-consuming.

With FCF, easily see how you can burn your American Express, Chase, CitiBank and Marriott points.

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SAVE MILES / POINTS:

  • See in the blink of an eye which airline miles and points are best to redeem—at savings routinely 40% to 80% Off.

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  • Get alerts delivered to your inbox when hot flash deals arrive on FCF’s radars. Snag seats before copycat site readers do.
  • Power mileage gamers dive deeper than you ever thought imaginable, with FCF’s pro tips, or keep it simple and score like a magician.

FCF Upgrade Advisor™

Two Decades and Counting.
The Industry’s #1 Premium Air Travel Report

First Class Flyer is not only the most informative newsletter of its kind, but it's a genuinely fun and interesting read."

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Professor Michael Beckerman

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
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Countless unprecedented ticketing strategies
you won’t find anywhere else.

THE LEG STRETCH STRATEGY (LSS)™️

How to get two long-haul round-trip tickets in Business Class for $2358 — on a major U.S. carrier.

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How to Fly around-the-world for less than what Delta charges for a simple round-trip to Europe.

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FCF is invariably creative and often ingenious

Prof. Thomas Y. Levin

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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You can trust Bennett

Bud Collins

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
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I can't say enough about Matthew

Paul Haggis

TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, BEST PICTURES
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I already have an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony but now I am getting First Class Flyer… Heaven!

Rita Moreno

One of 12 to win all four major entertainment awards
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Bennett is top-of-mind when thinking about upgrading

Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
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Bennett is outstanding at what he does

Ari Fleischer

FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY; FLEISCHER SPORTS CEO
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Mr. Upgrade's strategies are delightful reading, even when not traveling

Dick Bolles

Author of What Color is Your Parachute?, 10,000,000+ sold
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I jumped on Bennett's Biz Class alert to Europe starting at $1,450 r/t

Lawrence Pass, MD

HEART SURGEON NASHVILLE, TN
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Bennett's FCF is not only the most informative newsletter of its kind, but it's a genuinely fun and interesting read

Prof. Michael Beckerman

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

World's Leading Upgrade Strategy Innovator

How it all started, in four sentences:

Matthew Bennett, aka Mr. Upgrade, learned to save money on travel as a minor league pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals gave him a travel allowance to get to spring training every year, and he was able to pocket all the airfare money saved, before going on to help teammates do the same. After a while he got hooked and became Father of Upgrade Engineering and The Upgrade Mindset (TUM).

Matt Bennett’s Interview on First Class Flights

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,

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.

RISKY
TICKETS

No grey-market tickets or methods that will get you in trouble with the airlines, nor deals on second-tier carriers.

MISTAKE
FARES

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.