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March - 2017

Vol. 22 No. 3

In this issue...

The Ultimate Mileage Award Ticket

We pan for upgrade-gold, day-in, day-out and just discovered an award that even we found hard to believe. All day long here at FCF we…

Getting United’s Best International Seats
on 85 Domestic Routes

Where to find free “In-Class Seat Upgrades” through little-known aircraft-deployment anomalies. You call that a seat? This month, in our third FCF installment about getting…

When, Truly, is the Best Time to Book
Your Next European Vacation?

Ever read an article about the best time to book a flight? Travel “gurus” often mention Thursday. “Midnight” is also popular. Or you’ll often see…

The JetBlue Blues Plus the Delta Workaround

The blue carrier is no longer driving down fares on the Transcon—but Delta has a little-known work-around to book for much less on short notice…

Cathay Pacific Business Class Upgrades to Asia Save Up to $4,123, 54%

Low cost mileage upgrades—starting at 30,000 round-trip—and no co-pay Even if you have few or zero miles, it’s possible to get an upgrade Great availability from…

New Lie-Flat Seats Plus Hard-to-Beat Business Class Fares to the South Pacific

Why Hawaiian Airlines is a new smart choice to New Zealand. Time to refine your mental world map. Hawaii and New Zealand just got a…

How Anyone Can Save Up to 82% in Cash or 43% in Miles on British Airways’ First Class Suite + “Where the Seats Are Cheat Sheet”

Normal Lowest Airfare: $5,596 round-trip to London from Seattle with a 150-day advance purchase requirement; up to $10,144 if you miss that deadline. Usual Lowest…

British Airways Cuts AARP Discount

Until recently, being a member of AARP got you a $400 reduction on BA First and Business Class fares. Now it’s been reduced to $200.…

In Brief

Air Canada: It will launch seasonal service between Montreal and Tel Aviv starting June 22, flying a three-cabin A330-300 with lie-flat Business Class seats. Fares…

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New York Times

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International Tennis Hall of Fame
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The Wall Street Journal

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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
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Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

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Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
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The New York Times

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Heart Surgeon Nashville, TN
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Departures Magazine

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Prof. Michael Beckerman

New York University
Mr. Upgrade shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares


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Chicago Tribune

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