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 is for flights from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco to many South East Asia destinations.
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 New York to Hanoi, Vietnam flight is only $397 roundtrip.
The entire 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 carrier the main flight is with, it’s very easy to work out which airline has a hub in Manila.
This dump works to many South East Asian cities, including but not limited to: Bali, Bangkok, Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh.
Availability is from September to November 2023.
The airline that is being dumped only serves three US cities – New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Flights departing all three of these are being dumped by this trick. New York and San Francisco currently does not have great availability. That could change in future as the airline releases new fares.
Los Angeles has very good availability.
Very reputable OTAs are pricing this dump e.g. Booking.com:
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) 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 USA 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 the Secret Flying Fuel Dumping Tool 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.
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 $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 prices flights from New York to South-East Asia for $397 roundtrip price per passenger so $49.25 is very well worth the price.