What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

What the Truffle Hounds Just Found...

Most think hens’ teeth when they think award seats...

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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  • 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 Europe

New Business Class Deal 9,000 Miles LESS than Coach R/T from Chicago to Europe

Airline(s)
Iberia
Currencies
Amex points or Iberia Plus
FCF Rating
No Availability
8 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free First and Business Class Award Availability to/from Tokyo—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

New Business Class Deal 9,000 Miles LESS than Coach R/T New York to Europe

Airline(s)
Iberia
Currencies
Amex points or Iberia Plus
FCF Rating
No Availability
5 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia, Europe

Business Class Mileage Award Avails Between Asia and Europe for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free First and Business Class Avails to/from Frankfurt for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Star Alliance First Class Avails to/from Tokyo—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Domestic US

Free Star Alliance Business Class Avails U.S. to/from Europe—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Star Alliance Business Class Avails Seoul to/from Frankfurt—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways, Asiana, United
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
5 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Star Alliance First Class Avails Between Asia and Europe—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free Star Alliance Business Class Avails to/from Seoul—for Round-Trips or Ultimate Awards

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways, Asiana
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points, Asiana miles, Starwood points or United miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
6 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free British Airways Business Class Availability with Amex, Chase, or Starpoints, Six Months

Airline(s)
British Airways
Currencies
Amex points, British Airways miles, Chase points or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Middle East

Free Emirates First Class Award Availability to Dubai, With Amex or Starpoints Two Months

Airline(s)
Emirates
Currencies
Amex points, Emirates Airline Miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free First Class New York-Asia Award Availability with Korean Air, Chase, and Starwood

Airline(s)
Korean Air
Currencies
Chase points, Korean Air miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 19% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to South Pacific

Free Qantas First Class Award Availability Found to Melbourne and Sydney

Airline(s)
Qantas
Currencies
Citi ThankYou points or Qantas Miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Business Class Award Availability to Europe 50% Off with Lufthansa, Starpoints

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Lufthansa miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 50% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free All Nippon First Class Awards to Tokyo with Amex or Starwood Points

Airline(s)
All Nippon Airways
Currencies
All Nippon miles, Amex points or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
8 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free First Class Award Availability to Asia with Korean Air, Chase, and Starwood

Airline(s)
Korean Air
Currencies
Chase points, Korean Air miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 19% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
7 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Domestic US

Free Business and First Class Transcon Awards Found New York to/from San Francisco on American

Airline(s)
American Airlines
Currencies
American miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Free First Class Sweet Redeems to Seoul and Beyond With Asiana, Four Months

Airline(s)
Asiana
Currencies
Asiana miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 19% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
3 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free First Class Emirates Awards New York–Milan, With Amex or Starpoints

Airline(s)
Emirates
Currencies
Amex points, Emirates Airline Miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
6 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Lufthansa First Class Availability to Europe, Six Months

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Lufthansa miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free New York-Frankfurt First Class Award Availability with Lufthansa

Airline(s)
Lufthansa
Currencies
Lufthansa miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
4 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

American Business Class Upgrade Award Availability Found to Tokyo

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

Free Upgrade New York-London on British Airways + Great Award Availability

Airline(s)
British Airways
Currencies
British Airways miles or Starwood points
FCF Rating
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to Asia

Japan Airlines Business Class to Asia for 5,000 Miles Less than Economy, March

Airline(s)
Japan Airlines
Currencies
Japan Airline miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 81% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
1 Month Found
Sweet Redeems to South America

Free United Business Class Awards to Brazil with Chase, Starwood

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

Free First Class Award Availability to the South Pacific with Qantas Found

Airline(s)
Qantas
Currencies
Citi ThankYou points or Qantas Miles
FCF Rating
No Availability
2 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Business Class Award Availability to Europe 50% Off with Lufthansa, Starpoints

Airline(s)
Austrian Airlines‎
Currencies
Miles & More or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 57% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
9 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free Business Class Award Availability for Eight Travelers to Madrid With Delta

Airline(s)
Delta Airlines
Currencies
Amex points, Delta miles or Starwood points
Bonus Opportunity
Learn how to save 57% off normal rates, too
FCF Rating
No Availability
6 Months Found
Sweet Redeems to Europe

Free British Airways First Class Award Availability with Amex, Chase, or Starwood Points, Six Months

Airline(s)
British Airways
Currencies
Amex points, British Airways miles, Chase points or Starwood points
FCF Rating
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