I started off with the simple question, “how many miles do you need for a free flight in first class?” My question led me on a journey around the world 6 times in the most amazing First Class cabins in the sky.
Keep reading for how you can book First Class flights for free with points.
This Is My Story of Flying The World First Class for Free With Points
I grew up in a single-parent household, and we never had any money for vacations.
My first “International” trip was a $300 Carnival cruise to the Bahamas. Needless to say, it’s not something I would recommend to anyone, and it left me with the impression that International travel was just not in my future.
That is, until I took my first “First Class” flight. I was in Orlando with my soon to be wife @ThreadTherapy, and we had our flight canceled. We rebooked for the next morning, and had the option to upgrade for just $70.
It all started at boarding. We got called first, had plenty of space in the overhead bin, had the flight attendants look genuinely happy to see us, and once we were seated were greeted with a glass of champagne (actually mimosas, it was an 8am flight).
I told @ThreadTherapy on that flight that I was going to figure out how we could fly first class, whenever possible, from now on, even though we couldn’t afford to pay for it.
I was going to learn how to fly for free with points.
3 years later, we’ve flown first class more than 20 times, and have traveled to Tokyo, Thailand, Singapore, and everywhere in between.
Now it’s your turn.
I’ve taken all the knowledge I’ve learned on how to fly first class for free and condensed it into a single article for you so you can tell share the luxuries of first class with whoever is special in your life.
If traveling around the world in style for next to nothing sounds like something you may be interested in, you’re in luck. I’m going to tell you exactly how I did it and how you can do it for yourself, too!
First Class: The full experience
Singapore Suites First Class
Singapore Suites is our preferred airline for a number of reasons. For starters, if you save up on frequent flyer miles like I do, you can get an almost $9,000 flight for just $500 a person.
All I had to do was transfer 93,500 points from AMEX to Singapore Airlines for our tickets and I was flying in style; watching tv, wearing complementary Givency pajamas, and sipping some of the world’s finest champagne (choice of Krug or Dom Perignon) before our plane ever even left the tarmac.