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April - 2017

Vol. 22 No. 4

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Spanish Inquisition: New Business Class Deal 9,000 Miles LESS than Coach R/T Boston, Chicago, and New York to Europe (or $1,503 R/T)

Iberia, the flagship carrier of Spain, is fast becoming a flag bearer for great deals, going by recent finds. Iberia is a oneworld carrier and an…

The Two-Cabin Two-Step To Europe

Is your Business or First Class fare too high and you have no fancy upgrade strategy to employ? Here’s your overlooked compromise. I’ll admit it:…

Outflanking Sky-High Transcon Short-Notice and Saturday-Night-Stay Fares

Save up to 55%, and Get a free vacation in the Caribbean or Mexico. When we go after a fare most of us think like…

Two Ways to Fly Emirates Top First Class Between New York and Europe Non-stop

Save up to 28% using miles, up to 36% paying cash, or 59% by buying miles—similar deals for Business Class, too. Stop free-associating: Flying Emirates does…

When to Use Unpublished Package Fares to Australia

How plan-ahead travelers can get eight nights free at the Four Seasons Sydney, for example. How to Save 40% on short-notice Business Class. Business Class…

The SkyTeam Playbook: Charting Your European Summer Vacation

The FCF Premium Cabin Digest for Elites and Non-elites. Here’s your game plan—and don’t worry, it’s not too late. We’ve got everything SkyTeam travelers need…

How Star Alliance Travelers Can Get a Free Ritz-Carlton Seven-Night Stay Worth $5,600

All it takes is transferring SPG points to Air Canada before April 18. Back in November, I wrote a report about How (and Why) I…

When to Use British Airways Mileage Upgrades to Europe

Upgrading from Premium Economy to Business Class can save 69%, whether you have BA miles or not. Elites: Mileage upgrades are made for oneworld members…

The Ultimate Oneworld Business Class Mileage Award (Part Two)

Fly around the world with up to seven stops for less than most airlines charge for a single intercontinental round-trip. Last month FCF uncovered The…

How to Get Free In-Class Upgrades to Hawaii on American, Delta, and United

It’s easy. Just use this checklist of flights with international Business Class seats. This month our fourth FCF installment about getting an international seat on…

What’s New: Routes, Aircraft, Seats

Qatar Update: As FCF reported in February, Qatar launched its new “super Business Class” last month, called QSuite. The new seats, configured 1x2x1 will house…

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