Over 3,000,000 Upgrades Served Worldwide

Chief Upgrade Advisor Since August 1996

Chief Upgrade Advisor Since August 1996

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Mr. Upgrade’s Secrets Let You
Upgrade to Business and First Class Comfort—
for Free or Astoundingly Low Fares

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

Kiplinger's

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

Condé Nast Traveler

The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

FirstClassFlyer.com... The insider site

Departures Magazine

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

Chicago Tribune

Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

First Class Flyer is a must-read

Entrepreneur Magazine

Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

A crucial resource… packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

An exclusive website… finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

The Approach Is Simple,
Yet Requires New Thinking

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You Leverage Our Analysts' Insights

Our team of second-to-none upgrade analysts spend over 1,500 hours a month mining for golden upgrade opportunities.

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You Get and Stay In The Know

Most of Mr. Upgrade's opportunities never appear on sites like Expedia or airline sites or any of the freebie, ad-based / biased sites; get FCF's hidden deals via email alerts.

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You Travel Better and Live Better

People travel to learn; most of them before they start should learn to travel.

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The Upgrade Mindset & Hidden Deals Work Worldwide
and Only With Tier-one Airlines

~ Avoid High Premium Airfares And the Rush and Crush of Coach ~

SAMPLES: EASY CASH OPPORTUNITIES

SAMPLES: EASY MILES OPPORTUNITIES

SAMPLE ADVANCED UPGRADE STRATEGIES

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; instead, we suggest you don't go to the airport untill the right ticket for you is confirmed.

 

BIASED OR TAINTED

Our subscription model eliminates the need of credit card companies greasing our palms, at your expense of excluding the best opportunities. 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 here.

MISTAKE
FARES

FCF is far from perfect, but we're not here to profit from other people's mistakes. So you will never see "typo fares" or "mistake fares" on our site.

Get Premium Seating Without Hustling or Pleading

Join An Exclusive Club of Airficionados

FCF is invariably creative and often ingenious

Prof. Thomas Y. Levin

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
I can't say enough about Matthew

Paul Haggis

TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, BEST PICTURES
Bennett is outstanding at what he does

Ari Fleischer

FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY; FLEISCHER SPORTS CEO
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
I jumped on Bennett's Biz Class alert to Europe starting at $1,450 r/t

Lawrence Pass, MD

HEART SURGEON NASHVILLE, TN
Bennett is top-of-mind when thinking about upgrading

Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
I trust Bennett

Bud Collins

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
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
Mr. Upgrade's strategies are delightful reading, even when not traveling

Dick Bolles

Author of What Color is Your Parachute?, 10,000,000+ sold

Who's Mr. Upgrade?

Matthew Bennett: America's Leading and Longest-Running Expert on Premium Air Travel

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"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 and hidden deals we find almost every day here at FCF." —Matthew Bennett

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, and I was able to pocket all the airfare money I saved. I started helping my teammates save money, and eventually I got hooked on the challenge of getting a really good deal. Maybe I was born with the upgrade gene.

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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,

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With Mr. Upgrade’s Distinct Approach:
More Deep Sleep. Less Counting Sheep.
For Little or No More than Coach.

> Free and low-cost upgrade strategies using cash, miles, or both
> Anomaly and unpublished premium airfares
> Little-known mileage availability intel
> Upgrade know-how unavailable anywhere else
> Over 100 person hours of research daily

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