Do you wonder what it would be like to travel first and business class on those long haul

flights? But its just to damn expensive? This video is all you need to fly business class

and first class every time. I have been traveling the world in business and first class for

the past 15 years. And today I want to share my strategy for luxury travel with you. But

before we get started here are a few preconditions that you have to meet. No. 1 You have to be

willing to pay a little bit more than for coach and economy class on your first few

flights. No. 2 You need a good amount of flexibility when it comes to travel dates. No. 3 You will

need quite some patience in researching the flights and waiting for the right flights

for you. And finally No. 4 you need appreciation for luxury travel you need appreciation for

traveling first class and business class. So lets get right into it. Here are the 4

basic strategies for traveling first and business class for cheap. The first strategy is buying

points, miles and utilizing credit cards. The second strategy is flying from cheap airports

and utilizing error fares. And the third strategy is sponsored traveling and earning airline

status. Lets jump into strategy number one. Most airlines have a miles program that wont

only let you collect miles by flying but subscribing to news papers, getting credit cards and others.

Some airlines even let you buy miles in bulk at a heavily discounted price. The miles you

collect and buy can then be redeemed for flights in business class and first class. Finding

the right program for you heavily depends on where you live and where you want to travel

to. The best resources I can give you to find the perfekt match are "The points guy" "One

mile at a time" and "The travel hacking cartell" I will link all these websites in the description

down below. I subscribed to their rss feed and use "feedly" to always stay up to date

with the newest deals and tricks. I encourage you to go to "One mile at a time" and check

out the best credit cards section. Also google a frequent flyer forum for your country here

you will find the best deals for your country. Generally "Flyertalk" is the best place for

a world wide view and deals from the USA while for example "Vielfliegertreff" is the best

for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Many milage programs require you to be signed up

for quite some time before you can buy miles at a promoted price. therefore milage programs

you should sign up for right now are: "Lifimiles" from Avianca Airlines, "AAdvantage" from American

Airlines and "Milage Plan" from Alaska Airlines. Strategy number two is flying from cheap airports

and error fares. Every few months seemingly out of nowhere there is a new airport with

unbelievable business class prices. Usually the prices stay this cheap for few weeks if

not even for a few months. Currently Dublin is one of the cheapest airports to buy transatlantic

business class tickets. A few months ago it was Copenhagen and Oslo. These airports make

it possible to travel transatlantic on business class for below 1.000 dollars. We made good

use of this and traveled from Copenhagen to New York for 900 USD. We where traveling Lufthansa

and earned a ton of miles, these miles we then used for booking reward tickets. Error

fares are probably the cheapest way to travel on business and first class. But they are

also the hardest to get. Error fares usually come from data that was entered incorrectly

into the ticketing system. A misplaced decimal, a wrong currency conversion or maybe just

a typo. Error fares disappear very fast. Usually airlines and ticketing offices notice the

mistake and correct it within hours. That is why it is so important to always be up

to date. But how can you take advantage of error fares? The best ways to find error fares

is to constantly search through booking sites. But only a few of you will actually have the

time to do that. The second option is to get involved in the forums that I mentioned before.

Contribute with trip reports. Answer questions other users might have and just be involved.

That way when another user finds an error fare - he will be more likely to share it

with you. You can also subscribe to threads within the forum that way you will get a notification

on a daily basis - what the new posts in this thread are. If you subscribe to the premium

class thread in this forum, you'll get daily updates of new posts and changes within this

thread. I personally refresh these threads on my browser a few times per day to see whats

new but not every body has the luxury of having an internet connection all day. Check out

the link in the description below for the most popular thread for luxury travel. This

way I travelled from Oslo to Miami and back in business class for only 528 Euro and you

muss not forget I earned so many miles while flying. The last strategy is sponsored traveling

and airline status. If you have a company that pays for your tickets and you are permitted

to use the miles personally you have to work out the right strategy for you. Depending

on how much you fly for work you might never have to pay for a private ticket again. Again

here I would recommend "One mile at a time" or "The points guy" to find out which program

is right for you. If you enjoyed this video hit the thumbs up and subscribe to this channel

for frequent updates that I share on here. Alright guys thank you for watching this video.

If you have any questions drop them down in the comments below and I promise I will answer

every single question. I will be uploading videos on how to book reward tickets and some

more details on collecting miles on a future video so be sure to click subscribe button

right now. I'll see you guys in the next video. Bye Bye.