Airline Upgrades Explained – British Airways’ Discretionary Upgrade Tool

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As mentioned in a previous article on Operational Upgrades, gone are the days where customer service agents filter you in to one of two categories SFU or NSFU – or in other words Suitable for Upgrade or...

Explained – AA’s SystemWide Upgrade

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American Airlines’ System Wide Upgrade is one of the most coveted benefits of the AAdvantage Program if you are part of the upper echelon to be able to collect them. It is a fascinating tool, which with minimal restrictions, can be used to place the bearer in the next-highest class of service.

Quick Overview of American Airlines Basic Economy

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Mainly for the benefit of our European readers, or for those who are not aware, Basic economy, also called light or saver economy is the buzzword out of the big three North American airlines...

EXPLAINED – Can a Y-UP fare save you money?

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The phrase Y-UP is an industry term – used mainly by the North American airline industry - to denote an economy class ticket which is immediately upgraded to a first or business class ticket.

Airline Upgrades Explained – Load Factor Based Upgrades

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What is a Load Factor Based Upgrade? In simplistic terms, A Load Factor Based Upgrade (LFBU) also known as a Paid Upgrade or Day-of-Departure Upgrade in some circles is when the airline discounts a seat in a...

Airline Upgrades Explained – Operational Upgrades

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American vs European based Carriers When discussing this topic, it is important to understand how complementary upgrade works in the US and Europe (and for the better part the rest of the world). It’s common in the...

EXPLAINED: What is a Fare Class

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To truly understand what type of airline ticket you have purchased, you need to know what a cabin class, fare class and a fare basis are. In this article, we look at what the fare...

What Is European Business Class

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For many who are travelling within Europe from abroad, you may see business class as an expense worth paying for, I mean, when booked in advance onto a European business class flight, the cost...

EXPLAINED: What Is A Cabin Class

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To truly understand what type of airline ticket you have purchased, you need to know what a cabin class, fare class and a fare basis are. In this article, we look at what the cabin...
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