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This Is How You Fly First Class For Nearly The Same Price As Economy

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This Is How You Fly First Class For Nearly The Same Price As Economy

If you're looking to fly from the US to Australia in economy class I've got some bad news for you, it will set you back around $1,000 USD (£800).

It's pricey, but with an ingenious new fare hack you could be making the same journey in first class for only $1,473 (£1,185).

You do it by purchasing 'miles' from one of Qantas Airlines' flight partners and applying them to a flight - if you were to buy the ticket without the hack it would cost you in the region of $10,000 (£8,000).

It's an easy hack to do, but according to Gilbert Ott, the man behind the blog God Save The Points which made the find, you'll need to buy the miles from Alaska Airlines for this to work.

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This is because this airline has a little-known but generous 'frequent flier' program which allows you to instantly buy miles without even taking flight with them, then use them to pay for flights with their partners, including Cathay Pacific and in this case Qantas.

Booking a first class flight from the US to Australia with Qantas using miles would requires 144,000 miles.

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Booking through Alaska will only cost you 70,000 for the same journey - and they put you on a Qantas plane due to their partnership.

Purchasing the 70,000 miles you'll need from Alaska costs $1,478 - which is enough for a first class ticket.

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With this trick a round-trip would set you back around $3,000 (£2,400), which is a saving of around $13,000 (£10,500) when compared to booking direct.

Sound too good to be true, well it's not, but

"Finding seats in just about any cabin to Australia can be time consuming, but for this opportunity, it's totally worth it," Ott told the Daily Mail.

"The best way to search like a pro is to use online tools such as Award Nexus, which emails you if and when seats you want become available."

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He added: "If you'd prefer to search on your own, I'd suggest making a free Qantas frequent flier account. Once you have that, you can search for flights using miles.

"If and when you find one that works for you in first or business, that's when you'll want to buy miles from Alaska and lock it in."

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And if you're into saving money and getting a good deal, yesterday we heard about an absolute legend, who's saved us all a lot of money on Domino's pizza.

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Apparently there's a political motive behind him sharing the codes due to the effects of Thursday's budget in the UK which mean we'll all be paying more for cigarettes and alcohol.

It also saw a two percent National Insurance Contributions increase for the self-employed over the next two years.

Talking about his idea, Tom said: "The Chancellor's budget means some people, especially the self-employed, will be worse off.

"With this tool, I hope to help save people money so they can keep enjoying the best thing in life: pizza."

Tom will be donating any profits he makes from the tool to Comic Relief, which is nice of him, isn't it?

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Topics: Hack, First Class, economy, airline

James Dawson
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