Fuel Dumping

Here are all the posts I've ever written on the topic of Fuel Dumping.

Is Fuel Dumping a Dying Sport?

I was contacted two weeks ago by a reporter at The Economist who wanted to do a piece on fuel dumping for Gulliver, their business travel column. His email was pretty clear that he didn't want any 3Xs, but rather was looking for insight into how and why it actually works. I talked to him … [Read more...]

Why I Should Never Look Away from My Computer

Last weekend was one of the worst times to be away from home. Sure, I enjoyed visiting Branson and Table Rock Lake (despite what my tweets may have suggested ;) ), but there were several excellent yet also very transient travel opportunities taking place during my absence. Singapore … [Read more...]

PNW Mileage Runs: SEA-MEX on US for 4.6 CPM

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BryanIAH just shared a new mileage "jog" on his blog, mileagerunning.com. At 4.6 cpm, it's not the greatest. We both admit that. But Mexico City sounds like a lot of fun to me, and you can go visit Carlos Slim's new museum. This is one of those cases where you should be willing to pay a … [Read more...]

Variations and Advanced Strategy

This week I’m discussing the basics of fuel dumping. Remember, I’m not going to describe any particular dumps in detail (though I did post an example on Wednesday) so you can go out and book it yourself immediately after you finish reading this. I’m only trying to show you how to get … [Read more...]

Example of a Good Fuel Dump

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I showed you earlier today how to find and book a 3X. Here is an example of what to look for when you are testing a 3X. First, a screenshot of the candidate fare from Los Angeles to Tokyo: As you can see, there is a very hefty fuel surcharge (YQ) of $576. Over 65% of this fare is … [Read more...]

Finding and Booking a 3X

This week I’m discussing the basics of fuel dumping. Remember, I’m not going to describe any particular dumps in detail so you can go out and book it yourself immediately after you finish reading this. I’m only trying to show you how to get started in the game so that, someday, you will be … [Read more...]