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Welcome

I learned to save money on flights as a minor league pitcher for the Kansas City Royals in the early 90s. The Royals gave us a travel allowance 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 publishing my upgrade and ticketing strategies and research with hundreds of thousands of air travelers including Major League All-Stars, Hall of Famers, Academy Award Winners, Grammy Winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

I hope FCF's special reports have something of significant value for you too.

In the meantime, many thanks for stopping by.

See you up front,

Matthew Bennett
Publisher, First Class Flyer

Fly Up Front. No Tricks. No Stunts.

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