Welcome to another of Secret Flying’s Fuel Dumps.
We provide hints to the best working fuel dumps.
You can then try and find the strike using the 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 read 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 are flights from the US and Canada to Tokyo, Japan.
By using a 1x strike, you can remove ALL of the ticket’s fuel surcharge.
In our image, you can see that by adding a 1x strike, the roundtrip price of the New York to Tokyo flight drops from almost $1,000 to $367.
The entire fuel surcharge component on the ticked is dumped.
Or by using a 3x strike, you can dump half of the ticket’s fuel surcharge:
In this second image, you can see that by adding a 3x strike (different flight to the 1x), the roundtrip price of the Calgary to Tokyo flight drops from C$1,162 to C$784.
Half of the fuel surcharge component on the ticked is dumped.
Notice we have blacked out 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 airline the main flight is with, it’s very easy to work out which airline has layovers in Montreal/Vancouver and flies to Tokyo.
HINT: It’s not WestJet.
The fuel dumps work from almost all US and Canadian cities served by this airline.
HOWEVER, bear in mind that this does not mean amazing savings can be made from all cities. Only the cities with cheap base fares are the ones worth dumping.
Currently, the cheapest base fares for this fuel dump are departing New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago and Calgary.
Remember, a 1x strike takes place BEFORE 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, no flights to one another’s countries) 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-in 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 the US/Canada and do not find this dumped route useful, it is in your best interest to know what the 1x and 3x strikes are.
This is because the same strikes often work on different airlines and different routes around the world (as many of you saw in our last Fuel Dump post).
This 1x or 3x strike may dump a Europe to Asia or Africa to USA route next month, so it’s worth having an arsenal of strikes in your possession.
Before using the Secret Flying Fuel Dumping Tool to find the 1x and 3x strikes, 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 strikes can be anywhere in the world. It typically takes a lot of time and effort to find yourself.
FAST-TRACK – **SOLD OUT**
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 $36.45
That includes both the 1x strike and 3x strike (which are not the same), working example dates (subject to seat availability), and some of the different routes this Fuel Dump works on.
This eBook is essentially a 2 in 1 as you are getting both the 1x and 3x strike revealed so $36.45 is very well worth the price.