Travel Tips

Fly Business Class for Less Than Economy Class

Have you ever walked by the Business Class section, looked lovingly at the massive seat/bed and think, must be nice to be mega rich. We have all seen the outrageous prices airlines charge for business class. I thought it was not an option for me to fly business class, I thought for sure I was economy flying for life. Then one day, I read an article that showed me how it’s all possible. It’s all about the points. ​

This information I will share is no secret, you can find this information out there anywhere if you look. The Point’s Guy has more recommendations than I do. I will share with you my personal formula on how to achieve the business class flight for nothing more than just paying the taxes.

Step One– Pick a major airline, and learn their alliances. I chose United Airlines. This airline offers a credit card United Explorer Card and the introductory point awards will vary. It’s common for them to offer, 40,000 miles when signing up if you spend $3,000 in 3 months. ​

You will need to be disciplined and aggressive when using the card for ALL your expenses, for the first 3 months. I would even offer to pay for dinners, and other activities on my card, to then reimbursed by my friends/family. It’s important that you pay off what you are spending often so you don’t rack up the debt. My system was weekly making an online payment for my purchases, so I was essentially using the card as a debit card, therefore pay no interest.

Step Two-Once you have completed your 3 months, and have your 40,000 miles, you can put that card away. Now it’s time to get the Chase Sapphire Rewards Card. Repeat the process again with their introductory offer. This card is special, because you can transfer the award points into United Airline Miles, and a few other airlines. This card also gives you $300 annual travel credit, free TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry application fee, 3 times the points on dining and traveling purchases, and 5% foreign transaction fees.

Step 3: The final step to really increase your United Airline Miles is the United MileagePlus X Program. Get double, triple and up to 5 times the points for dollars you spend at very common retailers. Many companies like, Starbucks, Home Depot, Walmart, Ebay and more participate. Using this method can really help you achieve the miles you need very quickly. Get that morning latte, with a side of triple airline miles! It’s a winner for sure, and I highly recommend! ​

If you are thinking, wow this sound like a lot of work! It really isn’t, you just need to put an effort to stay on course and put your mind to getting these miles. It’s all worth it when you are flying 10 hours and fully reclined to your airline bed. ​

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