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June - 2017

Vol. 22 No. 6

In this issue...

13 Ways United MileagePlus Loyalists Can Upgrade to Europe for Free, Less than Free, or Very Little

Just use Elastic Plastic points. Read on for savings on flights with Air Canada, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines,…

How to Get Free In-Class Upgrades to the Caribbean on American, JetBlue, and United

It’s easy. Just use this checklist of flights with lie-flat Business Class seats. This month our fifth FCF installment on getting international lie-flat seats on…

How Americans Can Net a 6-for-1 to Asia with the Slapshot-Slingshot Strategy Via Canada

Oh, Canada! Save 60%+ on Business Class Airfares to Asia on Air Canada, American, Cathay Pacific, Delta, United, and more. Canada is one of the…

FCF’s 2-for-1 Business Class Leg Stretch #2: Asia–North America–South America

Okay, it’s complicated, but it saves a lot of money.  Last month we showed you how to “stretch” a ticket to save $6,000 between the…

New Premium Economy Fares on Singapore to Asia Starting at $1,199 Round-trip

Best deal: $1,199 from Los Angeles and New York to Kuala Lumpur. Fine print: departure window now through March 31, 2018 (varies by route); ticketing…

FCF’s Europe First Class First Aid Kit

Our Guide for Knowing How Unpredictable Euro-Bound First Class Fares Work. These are strange days for First Class flyers. And given we’re called First Class Flyer,…

A Low Business Class Fare That Puts Italy in a New Light

Forget Rome and Milan as gateways. Fly to one of these two low-fare destinations and use them as the gateways to the Amalfi Coast and…

How to Save up to 90% on Cathay Pacific’s Stratospheric First Class Fares to Asia, from Boston and New York Non-stop

$29,311 to Asia Non-Stop? No Way, Right? Published Fares: To Hong Kong from JFK round-trip starts at $29,311 non-stop and from Boston $18,930 non-stop. Mileage…

A Great American, British Airways Business Class Package Deal to Europe

Save up to 52% on high, short-notice, and no-minimum-stay fares and get seven nights free at a five star hotel—a value of up to $4,500.…

Are You An Opportunity Traveler?

Most people think of vacation travel like this: Where do we want to go? When can we go? Let’s book it. And, of course, there…

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