Where can I find discounted first- or business-class tickets?
In general, SmarterTravel.com covers primarily economy-class airfare sales, and offers advice for budget travelers. However, in recent weeks we've received several questions regarding business- and first-class fares, so we turned to the experts to answer your question.
SmarterTravel.com columnist and consumer travel advocate Ed Perkins shared a list of a dozen or so discount agencies that specialize in business- and first-class tickets. The fares offered by these sites offer discounts of up to 50 percent off the regular fare. Some of these sites do not list fares; instead, travelers have to submit a request for a price quote and wait for a response from the company.
Keep in mind that Perkins has not used many of these sites, so he (and SmarterTravel.com) cannot vouch for their reliability. Remember to always pay with a credit card in order to protect yourself.
- Air Brokers International
- Airlines of the Web
- Executive Class Travel
- Join Us Travel
- Passport Premiere (requires membership)
- The Travel People
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