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Not many of us will ever have the fortune of flying business class, as we'd much rather save our pennies for when we land. Better to fork out cash in a bar that sells 50p shots and £1.50 pints, eh?

However, there are people who turn their nose up at economy class - the place where babies cry, there's always a queue for the toilet and the food is reminiscent of a dog's dinner. But we love it, don't we, us 'normies'? Nothing signals a week in the sun more than a toddler kicking the back of your chair, while you realise the person you're sat next to is emitting a variety of toxic odours.

Despite this, given the chance we'd jump at an upgrade to the posh seats. And by 'chance', I mean not having to pay.

Seventeen-year-old Zac George is a man who regularly flies first class, and pays very little.

Zac George

Credit: Facebook/Zac George

A former employee of The Land of the Golden Arches, McDonald's, the Australian uses credit cards to gain frequent flyer points, which effectively pay for his flights.

"Since I was 13 or 14, I've been absolutely obsessed with flying and I was flying on the weekends just from Brisbane to Sydney to take photos of aircraft," he told Escape.com.

Zac George

Credit: Facebook/Zac George

He continued: "It got quite expensive and I needed to find a way to do it cheaper, so I started looking into credit card points and how valuable they are.

"They're almost like a currency."

Somehow, after doing this and assessing loyalty programs and their best deals, Zac has made this into a full time job, blogging and marketing deals with airline companies.

Zac George

Credit: Instagram/Zac George

He and his parents have 10 credit cards between them, all of which have been researched based on their points-for-spend ratios and promotions.

"I always sign up for promotions - even if I don't end up taking advantage of them," he said. "Virgin Australia currently has a billion points giveaway where you get 15 percent more points for converting eligible credit card and flybuys to Velocity points."

Basically, it's a bit like Nectar points and Tesco Clubcards, whereby if you spend a certain amount of cash, you get hypothetical points in return. When you've got enough, you can buy a dishwasher or something.

Honestly, I haven't stopped thinking about the level of discount he must have given up at Maccies.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Zac George

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