HOW TO FLY “BUSINESS CLASS” FOR CHEAP

There are two sets of people that fly business class. The first didn’t really pay for that ticket, their sponsor did. That sponsor could have been their sugar daddy, their real daddy or their company. The second don’t have sponsors like the first so they set out strategically to get these seats. My post today will give you the secrets these second set of people utilise to fly business class for “close to nothing”. Read on for more, and if you are the visual type, I made a video VLOG on my youtube channel here.

(1) USE SUPER SEARCH ENGINES like Sky Scanner

Search engines like Sky scanner have the capability to scan for the cheapest tickets on any route. Different platforms negotiate different deals with airlines. To get the best ticket price, do not necessarily go for purchasing your ticket via the airline’s own website.

(2) FLY A DIFFERENT AIRLINE’S “BUSINESS CLASS”

Business class on different airlines vary in quality but they are consistent in one thing, they are better than economy. Some airlines charge double for the same route compared to their competitors so perhaps it is advisable to look at alternatives.

(3) BID FOR AN UPGRADE IN AIRLINE ONLINE AUCTIONS

Many airlines in a bid to ensure they have all seats sold offer to auction business class seats to economy/economy plus passengers. The bids involve you putting it a bid of what you are prepared to pay for the upgrade within a range provided. The highest bids win and if you don’t win, you do not have to pay anything. I have experienced this auction offer whilst flying with Etihad airways.

(4) JOIN FREQUENT FLYER LOYALTY PROGRAMS & ENROL FOR AIRLINE CREDIT CARDS

Joining frequent flyer programs and owning airline branded credit cards are great ways to easy accumulate airline miles/points. These can then be redeemable for free upgrades and tickets. These programs are free to join.

(5) BOOK EARLY AND BUY DURING AIRLINE SALES EVENTS

A great way to get a business class seat for a fraction of the cost is booking early and also buying tickets during the huge sale periods. Make sure to join airline social media pages as they tend to advertise short-sale deals on these platforms.

(6) ASK POLITELY, DRESS NICE & TRAVEL SOLO

Airlines overbook hoping customers don’t show which means some customers will get the upgrade. Give yourself the best chance of this by asking politely for one (It has worked for me before), dressing nicely and traveling solo.

 

So that’s it guys, great practicable ways to fly business class on a CHEAP. Tell me, were the points useful for you? and perhaps you have tried them before?

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1 Comment

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    Mary-Anne
    January 6, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for the tips as usual Funke.
    I have been checking Skyscanner.com for cheap deals for my first ever trip this year.
    Your post confirms their site.
    Thank you.

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