You read that right. A $10,659 airline itinerary for $320 out of pocket.
Six months ago Josh had never heard of travel hacking. Yesterday he booked a first class flight to take his soon-to-be wife Cassie to Bora Bora for their honeymoon.
No tricks. No BS. Just a TON of savings with very minimal work.
And while I wish I could take credit for helping him, Josh was able to pull this off just with the knowledge that he learned by reading my book.
Here’s how he did it.
After reading my book and learning the basics, Josh applied for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard. At the time the card was offering 100,000 American Airlines miles after $10,000 spend (this offer is no longer available as of last week). The card had a $450 fee but came with a $200 statement credit, meaning that he had to pay a net $250 out of pocket.
He paired the 110,000 points from the sign-up bonus and minimum spend with some other leftover miles to book the flights for just 62,500 points each. This is an absolute steal for flights to Bora Bora, especially for seats in first class.
Josh paid just $5 per ticket in fees plus a $70 telephone ticketing charge. The $70 could have been avoiding by booking online but I’m sure he could have cared less given that he saved more than $10,000 on his flight.
Here is a screenshot of his itinerary.
And here is a screenshot his exact same itinerary if you paid cash. Note that the flights are codeshares so they all appear as American Airlines.
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