FUEL DUMP: USA/Canada to Europe from $132 roundtrip with 1x strike

Flight deals from North America to Europe | Secret Flying

Welcome to another of Secret Flying’s Fuel Dumps.

We provide hints to the best working fuel dumps.
You can then try and find theΒ strike using theΒ Secret Flying Fuel Dumping Tool.


If you would rather not spend time using the FD Tool, you can now pay for FAST TRACK to gain access to an eBook that reveals the strike details (see bottom of this article).


If you do not know what Fuel Dumping is, please readΒ Fuel Dumping: the basics
This article is strictly for educational purposes only. Should you choose to book a fuel dumped ticket, Secret Flying bears no responsibility whatsoever.


This week’s Fuel Dump is for flights from USA/Canada to Europe.
By using a 1x strike, you can remove ALL of the ticket’s fuel surcharge:



In our above image, you can see that by adding a 1x strike, the roundtrip price of the Toronto to Dublin flight drops by over 61%.

The entire fuel surcharge component on the ticked is dumped.


Notice we have removed the main flight’s airline logo from the ticket image.
The reason we have done this is to prevent the airline from easily noticing it is their flight that’s being dumped. This will allow this fuel dump to remain working for longer.
If you would like to know which carrier the main flight is with, it’s very easy to work out which airline flies non-stop between Toronto and Dublin (hint: it’s not WestJet).


The 1x strike dumps almost all USA/Canada to Europe routes with this airline.
The key is to find the routes with really cheap base fares to fully maximise the dump (use ITA Matrix for that). It seems that as of today, Toronto departures have by far the cheapest base fares. That of course will likely change in future as the airline publishes new fares.


Here is a non-stop Miami to Dublin flight being dumped for $196 roundtrip:

Fly from North America to Europe for $132 roundtrip!! Flight deal ticket image.


Here is a non-stop Seattle to Dublin flight being dumped for $275 roundtrip:

Fly from North America to Europe for $132 roundtrip!! Flight deal ticket image.


As well as Dublin, UK destinations also have cheap base fares, however, they will incur a hefty UK Air Passenger Duty tax for the incoming leg (e.g. LGW-DUB-YYZ). This compulsory fee defeats the purpose of the fuel dump.
The way to avoid this tax is to do an open-jaw route. For example, fly to the United Kingdom but depart from Dublin. A one-way low-cost carrier flight from the UK to Dublin is cheaper than the UK Air Passenger Duty tax so effectively you can visit 2 amazing cities for cheaper than flying just roundtrip to the UK.



The cheapest base fares seems to be from November 2023 to March 2024.
Very reputable OTAs are pricing this dump e.g. Expedia:



Remember, a 1x strike takes place BEFOREΒ the main dumped flight and so typically must be flown.
However, some 1x strikes are possible to be skipped, leaving the main flight’s booking confirmed and valid.
If you would like to know which 1x strikes are skippable, you must work it out yourself. Secret Flying cannot assist with this.


Some Fuel Dumping enthusiasts say that a 1x strike airline that has zero affiliation with the airline of the dumped flight (e.g. no codeshare partnership, no alliance partnership, no mileage accrual) are more likely to be skippable. For example, RwandAir and the flag carrier of Bolivia, BoA, have no affiliation whatsoever with one another. If there was a dump involving these two airlines, there’s a chance the 1x would be skippable. This theory is not guaranteed to work however.


Some also place the 1x date the day before (or if possible, even the same day as) the main flight’s departure so they can check-inΒ online and get their boarding pass before the 1x strike even takes place.
This apparently lowers the chance of the dumped ticket being cancelled when they skip the 1x strike. Again, this is not guaranteed to work.


A handful of Fuel Dumping enthusiasts are so passionate about this practice that they book a dumped ticket with no intention to fly, simply to test if a 1x strike is skippable. If their ticket was not cancelled after skipping the 1x strike, they now know they have a golden skippable 1x strike they can use in future.

Secret Flying bears no responsibility if you choose to book a Fuel Dumped ticket and/or skip a 1x strike.


Even if you are not based in North America and do not find this dumped route useful, it is still in your best interest to know what the 1x strike is.
This is because the same strikes often work on different airlines and different routes around the world (as many of you saw in previous Fuel Dump posts).
This 1x strike may dump a Europe to Asia route next month, so it’s worth having an arsenal of strikes in your possession.


Before using theΒ Secret Flying Fuel Dumping ToolΒ to find the 1x strike, we recommend you first find the DUMPABLE candidate flight.
Without knowing the candidate fare, it will be harder for you to find the dump on the tool – see here.
REMEMBER: The 1x strike can be anywhere in the world. It typically takes a huge amount of time and effort to find yourself.


Happy hunting!!






Don’t want to waste time using the FD Tool to find the Fuel Dump? No problem.
You can have all the details of this Fuel Dump revealed to you for only $49.25


That includes the 1x strike, working example dates (subject to seat availability), and some of the different routes this Fuel Dump works on.


This Fuel Dump shaves over 61% off the standard roundtrip price per passengerΒ so $49.25 is very well worth the price.