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Warren shared his six tips for planning a trip and securing free business class flights (pictured on board)

Warren shared his six tips for planning a trip and securing free business class flights (pictured on board)

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Warren shared his six tips for planning a trip and securing free business class flights (pictured on board)

Step 1: Know the destinations that you want to visit and the aviation products that you want to experience

Warren said he knew he wanted to visit Bora Bora, the US and Japan, and that they were flexible with the airline they flew with. The priority was business class seats.

Step 2: Discover what airlines bring you from A to B.

Warren used SkyScanner and Google Flights to investigate flight options. He received the cash prizes at the same time.

Step 3: Discover which type of airline points and how many points it costs to fly on the route you select

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Warren said he used a combination of Google Search for & # 39; (name of airline name) partners, (name of airline name) and Great Circle Mapper to collect information about what and how many points they need on the flights they wanted.

Step 4: Make a list of your flight selections

Warren uses spreadsheets and tables to help him manage the large amount of information. After comparing the required points and routes on different airlines, he made a travel schedule.

Step 5: Find the required points to finance flights

At the time, Warren had a small number of Qantas and Velocity points, but he also decided to buy some American AAdvantage miles while they were on offer. He had to buy AA miles with two accounts because the number of extra miles I needed exceeded the annual limit for one account.

Step 6: Locking in the award seats

He knew this was difficult and he would need time to book. He added the dates of when to book to a separate column in the spreadsheet. For example, if he wanted to redeem a Qantas flight that fell on December 20, 2018 and knew that it would open the calendar booking 353 days in advance, he would have to be ready to redeem around January 1, 2018.

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He knew that some routes were more popular, and this is where performing dummy searches comes into play sooner when you really need to book, because you become familiar with the website interface and get a better idea of ​​how many award seats usually be released.

He booked the flights with AA miles and Velocity points on the dates the bookings were opened. He booked the first and last flight on our route at the end because there is relatively more availability on these shorter routes (Brisbane – Auckland and Sydney – Brisbane).

Source: Point hacks

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