Upgrade Trends

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The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

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The insider site

Departures Magazine

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

Kiplinger's

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Loaded with tips on flying in comfort without paying the exorbitant fares

Chicago Tribune

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Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

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First Class Flyer is a must-read

Entrepreneur Magazine

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Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

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For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

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Upgrade secrets and strategies… fly in business class for the price of coach

Condé Nast Traveler

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A crucial resource… packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

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An exclusive website… finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

For the last 21 years, Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer team has been devoted to one thing, and one thing only:

Digging up data from the four rich Flight Upgrade seams of the industry we love:

- International Premium Fare Trends

- Domestic Premium Fare Trends

- Elite Status Strategy Trends

- Miles & Points Opportunity Trends

... for the purpose of making the otherwise enriching and rejuvenating opportunities travel affords, "endurable" to get there, arrive.

The focus is always First Class, Business Class and occasionally Premium Economy and we dig for the data that allows FCF members to fly up front, more comfortably and for less, simply put.

“Won’t fly coach,
won’t pay for premium”

That’s the motto of many of our most traveled members, and our data makes that audacious assertion a reality—not the dream it seems. (And it does so legitimately, beating the system without cheating the system is a reward in itself.)

The discovered data we convert to upgrade strategies and usable intelligence in Monthly Upgrade Reports and Daily Upgrade Alerts, as the market and substantial opportunities warrant.

The trends at the links above are intended to stimulate looking beyond what you’ve been trained to believe, which might result in flying how our 1% do, who otherwise “Won’t fly coach, won’t pay premium”.

If you're not a member now, consider exploring all the FCF options to fly deluxe for a few (or no) more bucks.

<strong>Source:</strong> ITA Software Matrix airfares; First Class Flyer research and analysis reports and alerts.

Latest Exclusive FCF Alerts...

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Bennett is top-of-mind when thinking about upgrading

Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
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I jumped on Bennett's Biz Class alert to Europe starting at $1,450 r/t

Lawrence Pass, MD

HEART SURGEON NASHVILLE, TN
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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
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FCF is invariably creative and often ingenious

Prof. Thomas Y. Levin

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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I trust Bennett

Bud Collins

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
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I can't say enough about Matthew

Paul Haggis

TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, BEST PICTURES
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Matthew is outstanding at what he does

Ari Fleischer

FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY; FLEISCHER SPORTS CEO
new_york_times_testimonial.png
The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

Departures.jpg
The insider site

Departures Magazine

kiplingers.png
Mr. Upgrade shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares

Kiplinger's

chicagoT.png
Loaded with tips on flying in comfort without paying the exorbitant fares

Chicago Tribune

Newsweek.jpg
Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

Entrepreneur.jpeg
First Class Flyer is a must-read

Entrepreneur Magazine

new_york_times_testimonial.png
Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

wallstreet.png
For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

Traveler.png
Upgrade secrets and strategies… fly in business class for the price of coach

Condé Nast Traveler

LATimes.png
A crucial resource… packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

Fourseasons.png
An exclusive website… finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine

Cohen.png
Bennett is top-of-mind when thinking about upgrading

Tod Cohen

General Counsel and Vice President at StubHub
new_york_times_testimonial.png
The best resource I know for ‘tricks’ is Matthew Bennett's First Class Flyer

The New York Times

Pass.png
I jumped on Bennett's Biz Class alert to Europe starting at $1,450 r/t

Lawrence Pass, MD

Heart Surgeon Nashville, TN
Beckerman.png
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
Departures.jpg
The insider site

Departures Magazine

kiplingers.png
Mr. Upgrade shares his secrets for flying first class at economy fares

Kiplinger's

chicagoT.png
Loaded with tips on flying in comfort without paying the exorbitant fares

Chicago Tribune

Newsweek.jpg
Specializes in finding cheaper luxury flights for executives

Newsweek

Entrepreneur.jpeg
First Class Flyer is a must-read

Entrepreneur Magazine

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FCF is invariably creative and often ingenious

Prof. Thomas Y. Levin

Princeton University
new_york_times_testimonial.png
Bennett is an authority on premium travel ticketing strategies

New York Times

Collins.png
I trust Bennett

Bud Collins

International Tennis Hall of Fame
wallstreet.png
For people who fly up front

The Wall Street Journal

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I can't say enough about Matthew

Paul Haggis

Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Best Pictures
Traveler.png
Upgrade secrets and strategies … fly in business class for the price of coach

Condé Nast Traveler

LATimes.png
A crucial resource … packed with insider tips

Los Angeles Times

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Matthew is outstanding at what he does

Ari Fleischer

Former White House
Press Secretary;
Fleischer Sports CEO
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An exclusive website … finds reduced fares and free upgrades

Four Seasons Resorts Magazine