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Where Can I Find Discounted Business or First-class Fares?


Dear Jessica,

Where can I find discounted first- or business-class tickets?

— L.S.

Dear L.S.,

In general, SmarterTravel 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 columnist and consumer travel advocate Ed Perkins shared a list of several 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) cannot vouch for their reliability. Remember to always pay with a credit card in order to protect yourself.

RELATED: Five Easy Ways to Fly First Class … Without Paying for It

If you’re a frequent flyer, we suggest subscribing to First Class Flyer. A yearly subscription (which may range in price) entitles you to an e-mail newsletter with fare alerts, news, and tips about how to find unpublished first- and business-class fares.

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Last updated: August 17, 2015

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