First Class Flyer

Choose your 14-day / $0 trial membership

Silver members save thousands of dollars
or tens of thousands of miles

A few examples of FCF's hand-picked premium "Flash Fare" & "Discount Mileage Award" email alerts...

Gold & Platinum members get access to
FCF's Monthly Advisor "Strategy Reports"

Get in-depth analysis of the latest "Upgrade Strategies"
usually available nowhere else.

Choose your 14-day / $0 trial membership

Silver

For the beginner flyers
  • Daily airfare and miles redemption alerts available nowhere else.
  • 12 Monthly Upgrade Advisor Issues loaded with the latest novel upgrade strategies and premium-fare trend and loyalty program opportunity analysis.
  • Access to FCF's Platinum archive with the best of the best (timeless) upgrade strategies.
$8
.08 per month billed annually ($97) after free 14-day trial.
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Gold

For the clever jetsetter
  • Daily airfare and miles redemption alerts available nowhere else.
  • 12 Monthly Upgrade Advisor Issues loaded with the latest novel upgrade strategies and premium-fare trend and loyalty program opportunity analysis.
  • Access to FCF's Platinum archive with the best of the best (timeless) upgrade strategies.
$16
.42 per month billed annually ($197) after free 14-day trial.

Platinum

For the airficionado
  • Daily airfare and miles redemption alerts available nowhere else.
  • 12 Monthly Upgrade Advisor Issues loaded with the latest novel upgrade strategies and premium-fare trend and loyalty program opportunity analysis.
  • Access to FCF's Platinum archive with the best of the best (timeless) upgrade strategies.
$24
.75 per month billed annually ($297) after free 14-day trial.

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Silver Membership

  • Daily Anomaly Airfare Finds — found nowhere else
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Finds — found nowhere else
  • No advertising, 100% independent — found nowhere else
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research every month

Gold Membership

  • Daily Anomaly Fare Finds — available nowhere else
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Finds — available nowhere else
  • Daily Bonus Upgrade Opportunities — available nowhere else
  • No advertising, 100% independent — available nowhere else
  • Monthly Airfare Trend Analysis — available nowhere else
  • Monthly proprietary award program and credit card strategies — available nowhere else
  • Monthly Deep-Dives into the Upgrade Mindset — available nowhere else
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research every month

Platinum Membership

  • Daily Anomaly Fare Finds — available nowhere else
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Finds — available nowhere else
  • Daily Bonus Upgrade Opportunities — available nowhere else
  • No advertising, 100% independent — available nowhere else
  • Monthly Airfare Trend Analysis — available nowhere else
  • Monthly proprietary award program and credit card strategies — available nowhere else
  • Monthly Deep-Dives into the Upgrade Mindset — available nowhere else
  • Platinum Archive Access: Search our library of previous years’ findings and exposés, many of which are invaluable today
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research every month
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Class Flyer exactly?

First Class Flyer is a subscription service that does two main things:

  1. We help you to upgrade to Business and First Class with smart, honest strategies; and
  2. We find easy-to-book, heavily discounted anomaly fares (not mistake fares) for novice upgraders, and empower advanced upgraders with information to make the most of airline alliances, credit card programs and sophisticated ticketing strategies.
Who is FCF aimed at?

FCF is aimed at two kinds of people:

  1. Those who take a big trip once a year and want to do it in Business or First Class.
  2. Those who fly Business and First Class already, but want to do it for a lot less money, and a lot less time.
What makes you different from other online publications or chat forums?

Lots. Only one source has focused on premium upgrade strategies for 20 years: First Class Flyer. No other online source comprehensively compares Business and First Class travel taking into account all three major airline “currencies” – cash, miles and points. Our information is holistic, meticulous, comprehensive, and most importantly... trustworthy. Things like chat forums and certain online publications publish false information all the time - just to get attention. You never have to worry about our information being false.

So I could do this myself?

Yes – if you want to spend 100 person hours a day researching! Research that’s made more effective and efficient by the compounded intelligence of 20 years. We leverage what we learned yesterday, today. Why spend hours of your own precious time doing this kind of thing when you can outsource it inexpensively and make up the cost in your first flight? Everything after that is cream on top.

Is this about getting an upgrade by dressing well and giving chocolates to the airline gate staff?

Absolutely not. In fact we flat-out do not recommend you going to the airport without an upgrade already in hand. We arm you with information and strategy, not deceptive or manipulative tactics. They’re demeaning and often embarrassing. As we like to say: “premium seating, cheap without cheating.”

Does First Class Flyer get compensated by airlines?

No. And we’re very proud of the fact! If you are trawling sites and blogs for travel deals, beware of disclaimers such as:

…contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Etc. Etc.

You won’t find anything of the sort at First Class Flyer. Unlike some competitors, we don’t accept a cent from airlines, credit cards or anyone else. You can trust the information you get from FCF because we are 100% impartial.

FCF is invariably creative and often ingenious

Prof. Thomas Y. Levin

Princeton University
Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

I trust Bennett

Bud Collins

International Tennis Hall of Fame
For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

I can't say enough about Matthew

Paul Haggis

Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Best Pictures
Upgrade secrets and strategies… fly in business class for the price of coach

Condé Nast Traveler

A crucial resource… packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

Matthew is outstanding at what he does

Ari Fleischer

Former White House
Press Secretary;
Fleischer Sports CEO
An exclusive website… finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

Bennett is top-of-mind when thinking about upgrading

Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

I jumped on Bennett's Biz Class alert to Europe starting at $1,450 r/t

Lawrence Pass, MD

Heart Surgeon Nashville, TN
The insider site

Departures Magazine

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 shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares

Kiplinger's

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

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