The Truth About Flying FIRST CLASS (Flying for FREE in Business Class & First Class)

The Truth About Flying FIRST CLASS (Flying for FREE in Business Class & First Class)


– [Attendant] Wholesale Ted? – Yes.
– That’s you? Okay, I’m gonna go watch it later. (woman laughs)
– [Sarah] Thank you. (laughs) – [Attendant] You’re welcome! – Hey there, my name is Sarah, and today I’m gonna tell
you the truth about how I and many others fly first class
and business class for free. See, I remember when I was six and my parents took my
sister and I on vacation. We flew all the way from Christchurch, New
Zealand, to Los Angeles. And we went to Disneyland, it was one of the best
memories of my life. And I remember that when
we got on the plane, we’d have to walk past the business seats at the front of the plane all the way down to the economy seats at
the back of the plane. It was like we were being teased. And I was always wondering growing up who on Earth flies business
class, let alone first class? And just for reference,
if you’re watching this and you’re in the USA, you guys have these domestic A320 planes. Well, they have two cabins. Economy at the back of the plane and, quote on quote, first class at the front of the plane
featuring bigger recliner seats. This is what you guys
call a first class seat, however, this is not
what I am talking about. No, this is what I mean
by first class seat. These uneven cooled seats
they are called suites. As I mentioned on this channel, last month I flew to Singapore
for some business meetings, but to get there I went from Christchurch to
Sydney, Sydney to Singapore, and back the same route again. And to do that I got to fly first class on two of the world’s best airlines because, guess what, I now
fly first class for free. One airline I flew was Singapore Airlines and I got to fly on their
brand new first class cabins in their A380 planes. And I’m gonna tell you
now these are crazy. I couldn’t believe that
you can fly these for free. I wouldn’t even call these
a suite, they are a room. You get your own room
to yourself in the sky with a La-Z-Boy and you get a bed. Yes, you have a separate bed
that folds out from the wall that the flight attendants
make up for you. You can truly lie flat in it. The other airline I flew
first class was Emirates on their A380. And these cabins were also super nice. Of course, as you can see, you didn’t quite get your
own room in these planes, even if you do get a minibar. But there was more than made up for, for the fact that you got
something even cooler. On this plane they have a shower, yes, a shower, for their
first class guests. You get five minutes of
water and it was amazing. Real first class is super nice, but unless you’re flying for
free, well, it’s not cheap. Take a look at this. If I wanted to fly from my
home city, Christchurch, to New York one-way in
economy flying Qantas, which is currently running a sale, it would cost me 1,266
New Zealand dollars. But if I wanted to fly in business class, it would cost me $5,141, that is four times the price of economy. But what about first class? Well, it would cost me a cool $9,141, that is seven times the price. For many people that would
be one half to one third of their whole annual income
spent on just a one-way flight. And so, I used to wonder,
who on Earth are these people who are flying business class and first class with their
families all the time? Who on Earth can afford
to do that? (laughs) Well, I used to wonder that until I became one of those people myself. Now, yes, I do sometimes pay
for my airfares with cash, but I try to fly as
much as I can for free, or at heavily discounted prices. And here is how people like
me are able to do that. Step one, we have a credit card that gives us free flight miles every time we spend money on it. Step two, we are savvy about
which credit card we use. Step three, we have a way
to spend lots and lots of money on that credit card. If you can be spending
hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on a credit card, then you can accrue a huge
amount of flight miles. And it’s true that if you
sign up for credit cards, you can get some really
good sign-up bonuses without spending lots and lots of money, but these are also just one-off bonuses and you can usually only sign up to a limited number of credit cards. So if you want to be flying business class and first class all of the time, rather than just some of the time, you’re going to have to be spending money. The problem, of course, is that most people don’t
have hundreds to thousands of dollars to spend on
a credit card, right? So that’s the secret here. You need to be able to have a way that you can spend lots and
lots of money on a credit card without actually truly
spending that money, or losing that money. And, yes, if you are a
subscriber here at Wholesale Ted, then you can probably guess that the way that I think it’s easiest to be able to do that is to be running a business. Although, as I’m going to explain, you can still be bad at business and your business could be
making no profit at all, but you could still be flying first class for all of your flights. So, let’s say you wanted to fly in the Singapore Airline’s
first class suite like I did, but we’ll pick a route that’s closer to where most of my subscribers live. So, let’s say that you wanted to fly from New York to Singapore. Now, this might get a
little bit technical here so just bear with me. Well, normally, if you
booked this flight with cash, it would cost you $10,759 and 72 cents. Hm, yeah. We don’t really wanna pay that. Luckily, if you book ahead, a Saver Award ticket will
cost you 120,000 miles with the Singapore Airlines
program, KrisFlyer. Well, the best credit card to accrue these miles is the
American Express Explorer card. So we’d get one of those. Every time that you
spend $1 with this card, you earn two AMEX points, the American Express Rewards Program. These can be transferred to Singapore Airline’s frequent
flyer program, KrisFlyer. Two AMEX points will get you
1.5 Singapore Krisflyer miles. So that meant that if we spend $80,000 on our American Explorer card, we’ll get 160,000 AMEX points. Which if we transferred
to Singapore Airlines, would be 120,000 miles,
which is what we need to fly in first class for free. But, of course, $80,000 is a lot of money, that’s more money than
what most people earn in a single year. So how on Earth can you spend
$80,000 on a credit card? Well, what you do is you have a business that spends money to make money. For example, the main business model that we teach on this Youtube channel is something called
AliExpress dropshipping, and this is a fantastic
example of a business model that spends money to make money. With dropshipping what you do is you first set up an online store, the easiest most beginner-friendly
platform is Shopify, and, you guessed it, you can pay for this with your credit card. Next, you list products for
sale in your Shopify store. And where do you find your products? You find them on a
website called AliExpress. Take these nifty cat coffee spoons here. They are selling for just $1
and 57 cents on AliExpress. You then list them in your
store for a markup price, which you can do because the products
are already super cheap. Then you advertise these
products using Facebook Ads to bring in traffic and
customers to your store. And guess what? You pay for your ads
with your credit card. Using paid ads to generate
sales is the easiest way that I spend money to make money. And, of course, when a
customer comes to your store to buy your product, you
then go to AliExpress and order the item for the customer, and get the AliExpress store to ship it directly to the customer. And guess what? You pay for it with your credit card. And, by the way, if you
would like free training on how you can get started in
this business model yourself, I have a free e-book, the six steps that six-figure dropshipping stores follow to make over $10,000 every month. And if you would like to get
that e-book for yourself, you can download it by
clicking on the link in the video description below. But, yes, credit card rewards are one of the best hidden bonuses
of running a business. In fact, last month, we had the founders of the Wholesale Formula, Dan and Eric, run two webinars for our
Wholesale Ted subscribers showing us how they
purchase wholesale products and then resell them on
Amazon.com for a profit. Well, in one of their webinars, they explained how they
use their credit card to buy most of their products. Instead of travel rewards,
they opt for cash back. Last year, they got over $50,000
in cashback rewards alone. And, as they pointed out, even if their business
didn’t make any profit, they’d still make more money than what the average
American earns each year just in credit card
cashback rewards alone. Though, I must point
out, as a travel lover, that if they’d instead
chosen to get flight rewards, they could have earned over
five million AMEX points, which could have been turned into three million, 750 thousand miles with Singapore Airlines. Which could have been redeemed for 15 return first class flights from New York to Singapore. And that’s the thing, I do
expect that most business owners who are flying at the front of the plane probably are turning a
profit with their businesses, however, even if they weren’t, they could still be flying first class. And, as we’ve shown on this channel, yes, you can scale an AliExpress store to be doing $10,000 a month. In fact, you can be scaling it to be doing millions
of dollars every year. But a question we often get asked is this. These stores that might be
generating $10,000 a month in revenue, well, how much
of those dollars is profit? That’s a good question. When most people in the dropshipping
world talk about revenue, the profit margins that
we’re generally aiming for are around 20 to 25%. But, as a quick fun thought exercise, let’s say that you sucked at dropshipping and you were making over
$10,000 a month in revenue, but you weren’t making any profit from it. Well, that would mean that $10,000 a month in revenue is actually
going towards expenses, and, as we’ve already established with AliExpress dropshipping, pretty much all of your
expenses are paid for with the credit card. If we’re spending $10,000
a month on our credit card, that means we’re earning
20,000 membership points with the American Express program, AMEX. And if we transferred those
to Singapore Airlines, we’d be earning 15,000
miles with them each month. Over a year that would be 180,000 points, and 180,000 points gets us one and a half first class flights from New York to Singapore
in these incredible suites. The equivalent of over $16,000
in free premium flights. And you know what’s
awesome about flight miles? It is untaxed compensation. Sorry, Benjamin, but it turns out that sometimes you can escape your taxes. Here is the reality. When you go to work at your job, you’re spending your time to make money and no one gives you extra
rewards for doing that. But with a business, you focus on spending your
money to make money instead. And this does get rewarded, it gets rewarded with free
travel around the would. So there you go, as I’ve discovered, it turns out that business
class is kinda called that for a reason. (laughs) Thanks for watching this video, and if you’d like even more free training on how you can build your own
online-based digital business, then be sure to subscribe to Wholesale Ted for more free videos.

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100 Comments

  1. Some useful info but I disliked the video because you keep using the misleading word “Free”. The word “Free” means without cost (AKA zero cost). This is far from the case. The price of a Suites ticket from JFK-FRA-SIN is $11k or 120,000 KrisFlyer miles PLUS around $120 or so in taxes. NONE of these options are free. The 120k KrisFlyer miles plus taxes may be much easier to acquire than $11k for some, but it is THE price of the ticket you are paying. Therefore you, and all these travel “hackers” need to stop calling it Free. It is more like a more attainable way too book it, if you can find availability 360 days in advance. Even the points are not free. They are a return on spend you get, AKA reward. That is like calling the interest on my CD, and my investment returns “Free cash”. Misleading like every other “points and miles hacker” out there.🙄

  2. Hey Sarah! First, when did you came here in Singapore??? Oh my! I work here.. I could have meet you in person if im that lucky. Haha and second, you went to bali? 10:39 of your video, am i right?? Awesome stuff sarah..! And lastly, which product research tool do you suggest? Thankks in advance!!! Merry Christmas 🎄

  3. u knw what uzually i m tooo professional n rarely leave my comment on anyvideo but heysister u look very beautifull n brainy.Thank god for it 🙂

  4. Hi Sarah 🙂 Great video! It confirmed I am already on the right track as far as Credit Cards and Business (Already have 90,000 points) So, thanks! I have a question though, and I really need your help. I bought your Dropshipclub membership, and I am having issues with Step 1 Phase 3. I entered my "Niche" just as you said and didn't find much. I thought, I have to be wrong, so I entered your "niche" (coffee) exactly as you did it, even copied and pasted and only came up with 3 results! What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.. The Firefighter from Yosemite National Park California 🙂 P.S. I left this message on google hangouts.. you can answer it there if you choose. thanks again 🙂

  5. New subscriber to your channel, I absolutely love your format and style of explanation. Great content. Looking forward to more.

  6. Hey Sarah, another excellent video! Even business on SIA is excellent, and they’ve recently gone through a refit. Curious if you’ve got an affiliate program for your course, feel free to DM 🙂

  7. Hi Sara I Have seen a lot of videos about aliexpress alternative websites, and I don't know which one to use I want to ask if you could revel this on a video because I trust you and I would love to here it from you

  8. Hello madam, can you please tell that how to deal the dropshipping business during chinese new year, my store is ready but i m confused for chinese new year, please help

  9. 6:58 Hey Sarah, cool video :D! I have a question on the snippet of the facebook ad data that you showed. Why do your ads reach only a few people compared to the amount spent? The results are very impressive (assuming they are purchases), but it seems many more people should be reached considering the amount spent.

    Thanks 😀

  10. Question: I am wanting to get a credit card to increase the growth of my business as far of improving in marketing, paying of products, and so on. I haven't had a credit card for a long time because I wanted to stay away. Regardless, I realize there is no way around it when it comes to PayPal jail etc. Would you recommend to go ahead to get Amex or would there be another credit card you can recommend? Look forward to your input.

  11. There's no such thing as "free." Somebody is paying for it. Your Daddy, your Sugar Daddy, your boyfriend, you… Somebody is paying for it. Your first critical inconsistency is at 3:34 when you say you SPEND money on credit cards to get "free" points. Somebody spent money on those credit cards. I see your point in all this but these trips aren't free. If that were true they'd just load a million points onto your credit card every year because they like you. I've been saving points for years and I'm finally taking a trip in First from Hong Kong to Heathrow and back and I'm really looking forward to it. It took me a lot of money and a lot of trips to the grocery store, etc. over a lot of years to accumulate that many points and even then I had to pay USD771 for the "fees and taxes." Your reports are great and I'd love to do the Emirates Apartments also – maybe someday. Best wishes.

  12. Mam you are awesome.Thank you so much for being transparent.These MALE Gurus are just talk nonsense,just revolving us here and there.Thank you so much.

  13. bottom line is you got to spend money to able to fly for free. spending 80k per year is not really realistic for average consumers. the good side is using the points of the credit cards can cut the cost of your plane ticket.

  14. Sarah, do you have a Twitter account? Are there any other social media accounts that you use/manage that we can follow?

  15. It's a commercial for aliexpress. It's a Chinese platform I don't recommend. They have counterfeit products and toxic products coming from China where the factories have very low morality and don't care poisoning people to make money

  16. What if spend money on credit and I don't get revenue or PayPal decides to take up to 4 week to put the money back into my credit card they will start charging me high interest.

  17. Hi Sarah, I’m located in Australia. Payments for Facebook ads and Aliexpress will be consider international charge, so credit cards with points usually will charge around 3% foreign transaction fee. Would this still make this a great idea to put those payments through such credit card? Credit cards that do not charge a 3% fee are usually a credit card with no points.

  18. WT all seems quite convincing BUT if you do a flight search when using your points (to save money) the price is hiked up! Especially if your not flight-search savvy like me and don't switch off cookies!.

    Please say you are able to share your points for free flights? You look so lonely dashing round the World tout sole (Although somebody may have filmed you in le Palais-Bourbon as we see you stepping towards Le Tour Eiffel so l may be quite wrong however.). Glad the system works for some people though. I am inclined to think that you, Formula WF (and PoD) are the exceptions in dropshop marketing and even though you make no profit you seem gain to success in your own (virtual)way: the (virtual) elons of eshopping. Perhaps thus is the future of business? Good luck to you all. Bonne Annee.

  19. Let me know what i should do in a Situation like this: Lets say i have only Money to spend it on Ads. 0 on the Credit Card left, or may 10 -20.- (Swiss Francs)
    Lets say people would buy for 1000.- on my Shop. The Money goes to Stripes, and i have to put the Money as fast as possible to my Bank account and after that to my Credit card
    lets say about 7 Days after i could buy the Products that someone paid on my Shop? How do you all manage this ? Is there any better way?… p.s thanks for this Video, because now i know something more… to make Money..but i will not explain this 😉

  20. you make money by working not by selling on ebay and amazon… drop shippers are the worst they raise prices when you can go to ebay yourself and get it cheaper if you do research….

    also this girl what a bod

  21. Nice video, but is it actually free? Wouldn't you be getting more money by not using credit card, but debit card instead, and don't have to pay cc commission at all?

  22. Hi Wholesale Ted! I have been milling about these sorts of ideas of financial freedom and gaining these systems in my head for a bit now. I watch and study many different channels like yours. I'm taking time to write a comment because this video made something click. Thanks, I appreciate you!

  23. And guess what? Nobody uses Facebook anymore and drop-shipping isn't easy, isn't fast, and will soon won't be working because customers get smarter.

  24. Some nitpicking (that's what comments are for, right?): The 120000 one-way JFK-SIN is a saver award, which is not that easy to find. The standard award is 225000.

  25. This video is very dangerous… extremely dangerous to tell people to go put everything on credit, even when their business is new or not profitable. That is insane. You completely failed to mention that anything you put on that credit card MUST be paid back within 30-45 days with CASH you already have… so if you are not generating enough sales to cover your inventory purchase, you will be paying somewhere around 20% interest on that card… all for the hope that one day you will fly First Class somewhere? You also failed to mention that you need to spend $80K to get enough points for only one flight leg for free… then you are back in cattle class for the other flights, and you still need to make some money so you can pay for the other cattle class flights, and for travel costs at your destination… so if you can spend $80K a year on business inventory and expenses, you would need to do this for at least a few years, and be profitable, before you can fly for free the entire trip… and then you cannot do it again for another few years… and that is still if your business if profitable for you to also pay your day to day living costs. So in reality, it is nice to have an already profitable business that allows you to spend 10's of thousands on inventory and expenses, pay it of in 30days, and have a nice profit to live off at the end of each year… but the biggest flaw is the fact I can buy everything from AliExpress at their cost without going through a 80% mark-up online store… so your suggested business model is one of the worst I have seen.

  26. Поkaжу как 3ара6атывать от 170 дoллapoв в день. Информацuя на канале.

  27. How do you fly 1st class for free? You make videos on youtube about flying 1st class and earn ad money and free flights from airlines and credit card companies

  28. I owned an ANZ Qantas FF credit card when in business and flew business and first class sometimes .
    Why not pay all bigger accounts for your family on your card to gain points . It all adds up.
    Btw I have bought hundreds of garments from AliExpress and tried a shopify store . It was hopeless .
    If you don’t have a business just get a reward card and pay for everything with it and as I said your parents , adult kids , siblings large spendings eg their rates , insurance etc .
    Of course you need to trust them and shout them a ticket for helping you out .

  29. Highly motivating video. Thank you! This will help push me to official incorporate my business and line up suppliers.

  30. 2:08 the face i made when i realized there are now plains with showers onboard….. like omg thats amazing but that concept also terrifies me completely!

  31. Hi Guys,

    I'm currently researching all areas of dropshipping and have come to an area that I can't quite find the answers to in regards to credit cards, taxes, and company insurance for liability on faulty products if they happen to blow up.

    I am an Australian/American Citizen living in Australia and plan to target the US for sales and eventually other English speaking countries.

    My first query is if buying from country (A) and selling to another country (B) while living in country (c) who would I be having to pay taxes to?

    Second is what would the best credit card platform be to get, a personal card or business card for someone that is just starting out? Also are you able to get credit cards from other counties say if I live in the AUS I could I get a card from the USA?

    Third is making a registered business within Australia for insurances purpose and not having the liabilities of being a sole trader? What would be the best advice I could get in regards to this?

    Any info on this would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

  32. Here used to think dropshiping is a good buisness but when I discovered Amazon FBA selling brand name products. Now making 6 figure income in a month. So yeah. I'm a millionaire. Although it was thanks to you that helped me get in the e-commerce world and now grown profound and smarter than ever. Also fyi I make a 890k USD per month since I 10x my income by changing more effective Amazon tactics. No I'm no private labeler. I'm what you called mini Wal-Mart or target

  33. I was afraid my jaw was gonna break from smiling, when watching this video!
    Need to figure out if this is doable from my country 🙂

  34. "& guess what?" 😂 good info. Seems so simple but can definitely be overlooked. Rewards, rewards, rewards!

  35. When I found your first video, I almost watch all of your videos here on youtube. Your content is informative and accurate. Yesterday I've spend two hours to create my website on Wix watching your tutorial video. Thank you for being help! 👍👍👍

  36. Yes and these so called rewards programs ….as she demonstrates…..are just another way the rich are scamming the poor in these schemes because the expense of these schemes is offloaded on the poor by higher fares than would otherwise be the case …..so yet again its a free ride for the rich on the backs of the poor. And thats the real reason these scams were created and why they continue to rum to this day. Bra…..vo…..screwing the poor in every way possible …..the battle cry of the rich!!!!!

  37. Hey Sarah, I know nothing about credit cards. How would I get the explorer card with no credit score? People say to get a secured card first but I can't find any secured cards in New Zealand haha.

  38. Have just started subscribing to your channel. I have a son who is in his last year of primary school and has shown an interest in entrepreneurial ways and watching you videos I hope will show him how far he could take his ideas. Luv your work and to top it off you’re a kiwi too

  39. The truth about first class its allot better than economy I never flown first but I'm not sure it better buy far

  40. I come from Luxemburg. Is it possible to get this card here in Europe ? By the way the video is amazing !!!

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