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FCF Daily Alerts

As an FCF member, you will have access to special alerts almost daily about "the upgrade truffles our hounds have just found." Every FCF Alert has instructions on "How you or your travel agent can find and book these short-lived opportunities." The topics we cover:

  1. Upgrade opportunities paying with cash
    No longer will you miss out on $1,100 to $1,800 Business Class published, NON-mistake fares to Europe—round-trip—$2,100 fares to Africa and Asia, $1,600 fares to South American and more—on major U.S. and international airlines.
  2. Upgrade opportunities paying with miles
    No longer will you miss out on opportunities when redeeming miles is easy for Business and First Class, a.k.a. ‘Sweet Redeems’—an FCF specialty. American, Delta, and United, sure, but also hear about top-tier carriers like Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore, and many others that release mileage award seats that come and go quickly.

With this actionable intelligence, you fly deluxe for fewer bucks.

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FCF Monthly Advisor

Hate flying coach? Hate paying premium? Join the club.

Not the big one, made up of disgruntled flyers who have to choose between all that squandering or simply being squashed.

The exclusive one, where members know that just as extravagance gets you up front, so too does diligence.

Each First Class Flyer Monthly Advisor features timely upgrade opportunities—upportunities—you will find nowhere else in many cases.

 

Connoisseur Platinum

Want access to all of FCF’s best strategies over the years at your fingertips? Are you willing to Buy Miles to Fly in Style (for up to 90% less), use credit cards and partners efficiently, and/or play $1,400-ish international premium tickets like a Stradivarius? If yes, welcome to the club.

Commited Gold

For those with some upgrade experience or are just committed to knowing how to beat the system (not cheat the system) all the way around. You are heavily coach-averse and premium-price-tag averse - both. The Upgrade Mindset — or the “upgrade yourself” mindset — awaits.

Casual Silver

For those who don't have time to pursue upgrade mastery — but don’t want to miss out on the latest low-fare and mileage-availability low-hanging fruit — which can be booked in less time than it takes to book normal airfares or mileage tickets. Quick and easy wins will be yours.

Features

For Airficionados

For Frequent Flyers

For Infrequent Flyers

Daily Airfare Alerts—Available Nowhere Else
No longer will you miss out on $1,100 to $1,800 Business Class published, NON-mistake fares to Europe—round-trip—$2,100 to Africa and Asia, $1,600 to South American and more—on major U.S. and international airlines.
Daily Sweet Redeems Alerts—Available Nowhere Else:
No longer will you miss out on opportunities when redeeming miles is easy for Business and First Class, a.k.a. ‘Sweet Redeems’—an FCF specialty. American, Delta, and United, sure, but also get notifications when top-tier carriers like Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Singapore, and many others release mileage award seats that come and go quickly.
No advertising, no outside influence—available nowhere else
Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research monthly, by the pioneers of advanced upgrade strategies—available nowhere else
Monthly Airfare Trend Analysis—available nowhere else:
What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
Monthly Proprietary Award Program & Credit Card Strategies—available nowhere else:
What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about 10 to 20 years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
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.
Select Your Plan
$297/year
$197/year
$97/year

Connoisseur Platinum

$297/year

Want access to all of FCF’s best strategies over the years at your fingertips? Are you willing to Buy Miles to Fly in Style (for up to 90% less), use credit cards and partners efficiently, and/or play $1,400-ish international premium tickets like a Stradivarius? If yes, welcome to the club.

For Airficionados

  • Daily Airfare Alerts—Available Nowhere Else
    No longer will you miss out on $1,100 to $1,800 Business Class published, NON-mistake fares to Europe—round-trip—$2,100 to Africa and Asia, $1,600 to South American and more—on major U.S. and international airlines.
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Alerts—Available Nowhere Else:
    No longer will you miss out on opportunities when redeeming miles is easy for Business and First Class, a.k.a. ‘Sweet Redeems’—an FCF specialty. American, Delta, and United, sure, but also get notifications when top-tier carriers like Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Singapore, and many others release mileage award seats that come and go quickly.
  • No advertising, no outside influence—available nowhere else
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research monthly, by the pioneers of advanced upgrade strategies—available nowhere else
  • Monthly Airfare Trend Analysis—available nowhere else:
    What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
  • Monthly Proprietary Award Program & Credit Card Strategies—available nowhere else:
    What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about 10 to 20 years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
  • 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.

Commited Gold

$197/year

For those with some upgrade experience or are just committed to knowing how to beat the system (not cheat the system) all the way around. You are heavily coach-averse and premium-price-tag averse - both. The Upgrade Mindset — or the “upgrade yourself” mindset — awaits.

For Frequent Flyers

  • Daily Airfare Alerts—Available Nowhere Else
    No longer will you miss out on $1,100 to $1,800 Business Class published, NON-mistake fares to Europe—round-trip—$2,100 to Africa and Asia, $1,600 to South American and more—on major U.S. and international airlines.
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Alerts—Available Nowhere Else:
    No longer will you miss out on opportunities when redeeming miles is easy for Business and First Class, a.k.a. ‘Sweet Redeems’—an FCF specialty. American, Delta, and United, sure, but also get notifications when top-tier carriers like Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Singapore, and many others release mileage award seats that come and go quickly.
  • No advertising, no outside influence—available nowhere else
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research monthly, by the pioneers of advanced upgrade strategies—available nowhere else
  • Monthly Airfare Trend Analysis—available nowhere else:
    What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
  • Monthly Proprietary Award Program & Credit Card Strategies—available nowhere else:
    What you’re reading now in major media First Class Flyer members read about 10 to 20 years ago. Be the first to know what’s going on—not the last.
  • Monthly Deep-Dives into the Upgrade Mindset—available nowhere else:

Casual Silver

$97/year

For those who don't have time to pursue upgrade mastery — but don’t want to miss out on the latest low-fare and mileage-availability low-hanging fruit — which can be booked in less time than it takes to book normal airfares or mileage tickets. Quick and easy wins will be yours.

For Infrequent Flyers

  • Daily Airfare Alerts—Available Nowhere Else
    No longer will you miss out on $1,100 to $1,800 Business Class published, NON-mistake fares to Europe—round-trip—$2,100 to Africa and Asia, $1,600 to South American and more—on major U.S. and international airlines.
  • Daily Sweet Redeems Alerts—Available Nowhere Else:
    No longer will you miss out on opportunities when redeeming miles is easy for Business and First Class, a.k.a. ‘Sweet Redeems’—an FCF specialty. American, Delta, and United, sure, but also get notifications when top-tier carriers like Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Singapore, and many others release mileage award seats that come and go quickly.
  • No advertising, no outside influence—available nowhere else
  • Thousands of premium-analyst-hours worth of research monthly, by the pioneers of advanced upgrade strategies—available nowhere else

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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 — together with instant notifications of new deals via text
  • 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

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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

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Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

First Class Flyer is a must-read

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