Check The Fine Print
One of the first lessons Cheap Business Class Aficionados learn is to check out the fine print.
Recently, an Cheap Business Class Aficionado was about to book a trip on a large international airline for a somewhat lesser fare than advertised, but then she took a look at the small print.
That small print explained that there would be an additional fuel surcharge. These surcharges are arbitrary, and up the airline, but they are also legal. Many of these fees were set when fuel prices spiked in 2008, and although prices have gone down, the fees remain.
She did not end up going with that airline, and instead has her eyes set on a more transparent airline.
Bon Voyage, Cheap Business Class Aficionados!