What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

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  • Anomaly Fares

    Yes, Business and First Class Fares at a third to a fifth of competing fares can be found. And they are, many times a week, by our 24/7 research team. Anomaly fares look like mistake fares but FCF never alerts you to mistake fares. Anomaly Fares are a natural consequence of Yield Management, Hub Dominance and Loyalty Programs in a de-regulated industry. They are never promoted by airlines because they would undermine credibility with regular high-yield customers.

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  • Buy-Miles Strategy

    Buying miles to fly in style is a classic, well-used FCF member strategy. Buying miles and then applying those miles—in place of a cash transaction—is not quite as effortless as throwing thousands of dollars in the trash can. But it’s far more uplifting. Much exists in FCF’s searchable archives on the step-by-step process, just as much is to be found when you filter your alerts so you can easily Buy Miles to Fly in Style.

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  • Discount Upgrades

    Do airlines really dump First Class for little more than Business—and Business for little more than coach? Well, yes they do.  At times, when it suits their revenue management strategy. So, when First is pretty much at parity with Business why would anyone fly Business? Because that’s what they think to book, automatically, without knowing these dramatically discounted upgrades exist. FCF researcher seek to break members of the costly habit of booking the class they assume to be the most affordable by breaking the news of these discounted, flat-fee upgrades at time of booking whenever they find them. On whatever routes and airlines. In Business and in First.

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  • Low-fare Routes

    Alternate-but-convenient routes can yield you a premium class seat for little more than the class below on the conventional route. A to B might cost $4k in Business while A to X (when X is a short hop to B) might cost you a third of that. A little more than coach, oftentimes. Our truffle hounds make a career of finding these “hopportunities” for members who are happy to think outside the straight line if it means bargain First or Business and, to boot, a great stopover. Hopportunities occur with both hidden destinations and departures. If you are flexible, why fly the high-fare gouge route and pay double?

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  • Sweet Redeems

    Most think hens’ teeth when they think award seats. FCF members know better. Business and First Class award seats found nowhere else are the kind of alerts you can expect several times a week. This intelligence, combined with regular availability reports in each FCF Monthly Advisor, can turn you from award seat skeptic to a true believer of FCF’s use-miles-to-fly-in-style strategies.

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No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to South Pacific

Free Qantas First Class Award Availability to Melbourne and Sydney Found—for 15,000 FEWER Miles than Biz Class

Airline(s)
Qantas
Currencies
Citi ThankYou points, Japan Airline miles or Qantas Miles
FCF Rating
$3,814
$2,197
Low-fare Routes to Europe

Top Ten Fares to Europe From the West Coast (Some End Thursday)

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United, Virgin
Booking Window
Now through May 25
FCF Rating
No Availability
9 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Asia
$3,350
$2,065
Anomaly Fares to Europe

New British Airways Business Class Companion Fares to London 32% Off

Airline(s)
British Airways
Booking Window
Now through May 21
FCF Rating
No Availability
8 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Middle East
$5,210
$3,565
Anomaly Fares to Europe

British Airways Offers 28% Discount On First Class to London Via New Companion Fares

Airline(s)
British Airways
Booking Window
Now through May 21
FCF Rating
$7,933
$2,528
Anomaly Fares to Asia, India

New Lower Business Class Fares on Qatar Save Up to 68% to Asia and India

Airline(s)
Qatar
Booking Window
Now through May 22
FCF Rating
No Availability
6 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
$6,828
$4,488
Anomaly Fares to Europe
$2,957
$1,792
Low-fare Routes to Europe

Top 10 Business Class Destinations to Europe from New York Starting Under $2k, Ends Thursday

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Booking Window
Now through May 18
FCF Rating
$8,740
$2,663
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America

Strategy Now Saves 70% Off First & Business Class to South America

Airline(s)
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, LAN
FCF Rating
No Availability
10 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to South America

Four Routes With Free Business Class Award Availability Between the U.S. and Brazil and Chile—for Less Miles than Coach

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles, Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
$5,867
$2,842
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America
$8,902
$4,374
Low-fare Routes to Asia

First Class Upgrades Starting at $750 One-Way on United to Asia

Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
$4,006
$2,501
Anomaly Fares to Europe

Top Seven Business Class Fares to Europe from Buffalo, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, New Orleans and Orlando

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Booking Window
Varies
FCF Rating
No Availability
10 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

First Class Mileage Upgrade Availability Found Between U.S & Hong Kong on United

Airline(s)
United
Currencies
Chase points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to South Pacific

Free Business Class Award Availability Between the U.S. and South Pacific—for the Price of Coach

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles, Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
11 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free First Class Award Availability Between New York & Munich With Lufthansa All Year—For 35,000 Miles LESS than Business Class

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Air Canada miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Miles & More or Starwood points
FCF Rating
$697
$487
Low-fare Routes to Mexico

Top 10 Business Class Fares to Mexico From Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United
Booking Window
No restrictions
FCF Rating
No Availability
7 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Business Class Award Availability Between the U.S. and Tokyo With American—For Only 5,000 Miles More than Coach

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles, Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
$4,677
$3,767
Discount Upgrades to Europe

First Class Holiday Upgrades Starting at $400 One-Way on United to London

Upgrade Type
Low-Cost Upgrades
Airline(s)
United
Booking Window
Now through June 8
FCF Rating
$3,126
$1,912
Anomaly Fares to Asia

Six Lowest Biz Class Fares to Asia From Toronto & Vancouver, Starting Under $2k

Airline(s)
Air Canada, American Airlines
Booking Window
Varies
FCF Rating
$10,378
$2,969
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe

Strategy Saves Up to 71% on First Class Flights Between the U.S. and Europe With Star Alliance Airlines

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Asiana, Austrian Airlines‎, Brussels Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United
FCF Rating
No Availability
5 Months Found
Buy-Miles Strategy to Europe
No Availability
7 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Singapore Airlines First Class Award Availability Found to Asia Seven Months With Amex, Chase, Citi, and Starwood

Airline(s)
Singapore Airlines
Currencies
Amex points, Chase points, Citi ThankYou points, Singapore miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
7 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe
$3,548
$1,958
Anomaly Fares to Europe

Special Biz Class Fares Are Back to Europe from Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit—All Alliances

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Booking Window
Now through May 25
FCF Rating
$6,346
$2,532
Buy-Miles Strategy to South America
$3,784
$2,203
Anomaly Fares to Europe

Seven Lowest Biz Class Fares to Europe from Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco to Five Cities in Europe

Airline(s)
Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines‎, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, United, Virgin
Booking Window
Now through May 25
FCF Rating
$1,076
$867
Low-fare Routes to Caribbean

Top 10 Biz Class Fares from Los Angeles and San Francisco to the Caribbean

Airline(s)
American Airlines, Delta Airlines
FCF Rating
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