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Flash Deal Summary

For up to two travelers (and possibly more), FCF’s research team has discovered an opportunity to save up $6,908/77% if you don’t have any miles and want to pay in cash or 240,000 miles when compared to normal/everyday prices traveling to/from the U.S.

For up to two travelers (and possibly more), FCF’s research team has discovered an opportunity to save up $6,908/77% if you don’t have any miles and want to pay in cash or 240,000 miles when compared to normal/everyday prices traveling to/from the U.S.

See FCF’s Risk of Booking Tickets Now widget for more information on the risks of booking mileage tickets.

Sample Savings via American Express and Citi’s points-to-miles transfer partnership with Cathay Pacific: San Francisco to Sydney normal/everyday price can often be 350,000 miles round-trip when using American miles but if you use Amex Rewards Points partner Cathay Pacific miles the cost can be as low as 150,000 miles.

Downside: Qantas taxes can be $900+ – yet relatively paltry when you think about normal Business Class fares otherwise running from $8,000 to $11,000.

NO MILES? NO PROBLEM

Alaska Airlines is currently running a deal whereby miles can be acquired for as low as 1.7¢ each (includes taxes and processing fee), through a new, up to 60% bonus miles buy promo, which runs through June 28, 2020.

More Info on Alaska Airlines Promotion.

SAMPLE SAVINGS FROM U.S. TO South Pacific IN Business Class:

The published Business Class fare on Qantas’ San Francisco to Sydney route is $8,999 r/t; through the Alaska Airlines purchase strategy, you can pay $2,090 r/t (includes about $200 in award tax), a savings of $6,908 (77%).

More here on getting flights (based on availability) from around the U.S. to the hub (San Francisco) AND/OR flights from the destination (Sydney) to the South Pacific.

Deal Routes

Depending on the program, you may qualify for free connecting flights to and from your deal route airports. Learn more.

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Disclaimer:

Everybody knows how frequently airfares change (some estimates claim that there are up to 500,000 fare changes daily). Because that’s a few too many for First Class Flyer to keep up with, FCF cannot guarantee that all fares discussed will be available when you go to make a booking. Also, for the sake of quick and easy “executive summary” format, all fare rules and restrictions can’t possibly be included. Fares quoted usually include the average taxes and fees for the routes in the chart.