Passengers looking for cheap business-class flights can check the flight deals section of Emirates, British Airways and Qatar's websites. Additionally, joining frequent flyer clubs, using loyalty points and buying an upgrade at the check-in desk saves money.
British Airways features a section on its website that details the cost of the cheapest business-class fares available. It categorizes these flights according to continents and allows passengers to look for alternative destinations and departure airports. The Featured Offers section of Emirates' website details the lowest fares for economy and business-class fares, and it offers information on joining the frequent flyers club and how to make the most of existing reward points. Qatar Airways' website has a section that details the lowest fares, as well as ways to join business flying clubs that feature special offers.
People who fly regularly can join frequent flyer clubs to build points that they can use to upgrade future flights. Those who do not fly frequently still stand a stronger chance of receiving a free business class upgrade than those who do not join the clubs. Airlines offer loyalty point plans that buyers can participate in by flying regularly or using services from their partner companies. Individuals who are not members of flying clubs or reward plans can save money by purchasing their upgrade at check-in or at the gate when traveling, which sometimes saves more money than buying business-class fare in advance.