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I read about you in an Israeli news paper

I read about you in an Israeli news paper

  1. Anonymous

    first let me say how impressed I am with your ability to travel freely.
    In fact I never got nothing for free in my life and worked for everything that I have since I was 14 y/o.
    I worked hard for wvery single vacation that I ever had and never had the ability to afford flying in first class.
    Im planning to fly to thailand in January and honestly its more expensive than I thought and I wonder if maybe you can help me get a free upgrade to first class or free tickets in general will be amazing. I have around 110,000 miles on my visa credit card. How can I make it enough for two tickets from Miami to bangkok ?
    Please help me with that. You help is truly appreciated and if you ever happen to be in Miami I’ll gladly reward you back for your assistant.
    Thanks in advance !
    Meir

  2. Anonymous

    Hey Meir, and welcome!

    International newspapers (and some in the US) tend to sensationalize all of this — none of this is [I]actually[/I] free. Just deeply discounted, or carefully leveraged.

    Can you tell us which Visa credit card you have? That would help us get you started.

  3. Daniel B

    If you want to experience premium travel, and you are budget conscious, and you do not have a lot of miles, then I would recommend shooting for a Business Class experience (and not immediately First Class, since that tends to be considerably more expensive). In general, the difference between Business and Economy is much greater than between First and Business. And Tiffany is absolutely right in that award tickets are almost never free.

  4. Meir

    I can’t reply in our earlier conversation about my planned trip to Bangkok, this will remind you:

    [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/i-read-about-you-in-an-israeli-news-paper.8166/[/URL]

    So in regards to your question of what kind of Visa credit card, it’s a bank of America visa credit card called travel reward.
    We are basically have two cards with 110,000 miles in each (around 220k miles all together) and I would truly appreciate your help to get on a flight from Miami to Bangkok in the beginning of January 2017 , in first class or business class in the most affordable way possible.

    Thanks in advance !

    Meir

  5. yaboobie

    [QUOTE=”Meir, post: 22601, member: 2464″]I can’t reply in our earlier conversation about my planned trip to Bangkok, this will remind you:

    [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/i-read-about-you-in-an-israeli-news-paper.8166/[/URL]

    So in regards to your question of what kind of Visa credit card, it’s a bank of America visa credit card called travel reward.
    We are basically have two cards with 110,000 miles in each (around 220k miles all together) and I would truly appreciate your help to get on a flight from Miami to Bangkok in the beginning of January 2017 , in first class or business class in the most affordable way possible.

    Thanks in advance !

    Meir[/QUOTE]

    Unfortunately from the looks of it the travel rewards card from BofA looks like each each point is worth 1cent. There are no partners to transfer to.

    SO you what you essentially have is about $2200 to spend, which would only get you one oneway business class ticket to Bangkok. or 3-4 economy round trip tickets from the US.

    If you start following the the omaat blog you’ll get a better sense of which cards and rewards programs you need in order to do what Lucky and omaat folks do, and travel for pennys on the dollar.

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