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About Us

First Class and Beyond (FCB) is the brain-child of Ari Charlestein, an avid traveler who has been getting on and off planes his entire life. After several years as a road-warrior sales rep, his passion for travel and his pursuit of miles grew far beyond a hobby. Currently, he holds top level status with the Star Alliance (Gold) and Starwood Preferred Guest (Platinum) programs and has no signs of slowing down. He earns an average of 500,000 miles per year and plays a vital role in helping others do the same. Already he has taken several trips around the world - for a fraction of their retail cost - exclusively in first and business class, and is constantly planning the next trip. Ari's wide-ranging knowledge and years of experience, coupled with his passions for flying, elite status and top-level service, make him a true, all-around travel expert.


FCB, founded by Ari in 2008, began as an aid to travelers looking to book once-in-a-lifetime vacations. Since those humble beginnings however, the company has transformed to become an exclusive partner for some of the world's busiest executives, business owners and travelers. Time and money are two of our most precious commodities in life. As such, FCB strives to keep more money in your pocket and more time in your day to do what is truly important - building your brand, strengthening relationships, enjoying life and exploring the world. In an ongoing quest to simplify the lives of travelers and leverage the value of their miles, FCB has already redeemed tens of millions of loyalty points for flights to over 50 countries on six continents.


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