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The Ultimate Mileage Award
A "round-the-world" Business (or First) Class ticket that makes the globe your oyster with up to 8 bucket-list-busting stops at a shocking price: 10,000 to 55,000 miles LESS THAN American, Delta and United charge for a round-trip to Europe or Asia.
Using Miles + Cash
Europe Biz Class For $1,637 R/T + 100,000% Better Availability Than American & United
Let’s assume that you have NO miles and NO credit card points. You can, anyone can, buy 20,000 miles directly from this airline, which cost €385. Add that to the "buy-down" miles price, $1,030, add taxes, and you get $1,637.
How to Get 90% Off Cathay Pacific
In this Suite Spot report focused on the Suite itself; available routes; mileage costs; current availability; and how to get miles if you don’t have any – that’s where the 90% off comes in – quite spectacular. Just like the Suite.
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Prof. Thomas Y. Levin
Lawrence Pass, MD
Prof. Michael Beckerman
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.
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See you up front,
Publisher, First Class Flyer
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