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TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, BEST PICTURES
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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at what he does

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One of 12 to win all four major entertainment awards
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INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
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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 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."
—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 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.)

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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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