While we’re all grounded right now, we don’t have to ground all future aspirations. Look forward to highly unusual Upgrade Opportunities bookable now for travel later this year and next year.

Flash Deal Summary

Sample Savings for Business Class: Los Angeles to Delhi goes for $2,640 round-trip. Compared to a regular fare of $3,782, a savings of $1,142 (30%).

Sample Savings for Business Class: Los Angeles to Delhi goes for $2,640 round-trip. Compared to a regular fare of $3,782, a savings of $1,142 (30%).

Sample Savings with Amex’s International Airline Program (IAP): Dallas to Delhi on Delta with the IAP discount drops to $2,576.

Additional British Airways Savings: Add the 10% discount for the  British Airways Visa Card (current promo code; CHASEBA10) and/or combine it with the $200 AARP discount for Business Class travel.

Upgrading on British Airways: From Business to First Class takes 36,000 to 45,000 miles during off-peak and 40,000 to 50,000 miles during peak season round-trip. For more information, go here.

Remember that Flash Airfares—which can change any time and probably will, generally within a day or two, more or less—can be extended, see FCF’s February report for details on Hold It Right There: How to Lock in Amazing Premium Flash Fares Long Enough to Decide If They’re Right for You.

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For Travel Agents: If your travel agent or airline reservationist is having difficulty finding these fares, provide them the “Fare Basis Code(s)”, which they can use to pull up a “Fare List” in their computer, which will give them the fare’s “rules” to help navigate to the deal: Air France, Delta, Etihad, Z; American, British Airways, I; Air Canada, United, P; Qatar, R.

Screenshot of sample fare on united.com: 

Screenshot of sample fare on amextravel.com with IAP discount:

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