Reader Steven writes in: I know that so called y-up fares can be a good way to sit in first class for cheap, but I can’t find them for flights to Europe or Asia. Can you help? The reason you can’t find them, Steven, is because there are...

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There’s escalation in the Discounted First Class War. Yesterday’s post about Y-UP and Q-UP fares brought in a few e-mails. Including this one: Have you seen that United now goes beyond Y-UP and Q-UP and now features M-UP and B-UP...

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Flying in first class for the price of coach is a beloved subject with this blog’s readers. But reader Alan F. correctly points out via e-mail that I duplicated the Wall Street Journal’s mistake in my two earlier posts on the subject of...

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(Updated August 6, 2006; original text is crossed out, corrections follow in text. Reason for update is here.) Last week we discussed coach tickets that automatically upgrade actually book into first class (usually Q-UP or Y-UP fares; Z fares book...

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03
May
2006
Posted by: Mark Ashley

(Updated August 6, 2006; original text is crossed out, corrections follow in text. Reason for update is here.) Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (republished here) advises travelers to look for discounted first class fares: Q-UP, Y-UP, and Z...

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