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Brian Kelly of The Points Guy blog flew from New York to Ghana for only $5.60

February 2nd, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Brian Kelly, 32, has done a career out of aggressively collecting atmosphere miles
  • Blogger used 90,000 visit flyer points to fly from New York to Ghana
  • With a minimal engagement fee, he paid only a fragment of a mile-high airfare

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Business category is customarily indifferent for well-to-do executives or film stars, though a blogger has suggested how a normal traveller can measure a chair in a path of luxury.

Brian Kelly, 32, recently flew uninterrupted from New York to Accra, Ghana, in Delta Air Lines’ Delta One cabin and all it cost was a $5.60 (£3.90) TSA/government fee.

The one-way sheet routinely sells for $5,000 (£3,475), though Kelly paid only a fragment of a mile-high transport after racking adult tens of thousands of visit flyer miles.

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Brian Kelly, 32, from New York has done a career out of aggressively collecting visit flyer miles

Brian Kelly, 32, from New York has done a career out of aggressively collecting visit flyer miles

Kelly relaxes in his chair in Delta Air Lines' business category before his moody from New York to Accra, Ghana

Kelly relaxes in his chair in Delta Air Lines’ business category before his moody from New York to Accra, Ghana

The full-time blogger used 90,000 atmosphere miles and paid only $5.60 for a business category chair on a new flight

The full-time blogger used 90,000 atmosphere miles and paid only $5.60 for a business category chair on a new flight

Kelly, owner of a website The Points Guy, has done a robe out of exposing ways visit and strange travellers can get a many out of their airline or credit label rewards points.

He flew to Ghana final Sep to work for a PeaceJam Foundation, a gift that uses Nobel Laureate teachers to teach youth, and common video of a moody this week.

Kelly, from New York, redeemed 90,000 SkyMiles and paid reduction than $6 on fees to haven a chair on a Boeing 767-300.

During a 10-hour transatlantic moody he loose in an aeroplane cabin that facilities 180-degree flat-bed seats, finer dishes interconnected with wines comparison by a sommelier, TUMI amenity kits and Starbucks coffee.

Kelly flew approximately 5,000 miles on house a Boeing 767-300 during only a fragment of a normal cost

Kelly flew approximately 5,000 miles on house a Boeing 767-300 during only a fragment of a normal cost

In a video posted online, a moody attendant places a cloth over Kelly's tray list forward of dish service

In a video posted online, a moody attendant places a cloth over Kelly’s tray list forward of dish service

At dinner, Kelly was served an appetiser with prawns after being offering total eyeglasses of Champagne

At dinner, Kelly was served an appetiser with prawns after being offering total eyeglasses of Champagne

After noshing on cedar lumber salmon, Kelly finished off his dish with a prohibited fudge sundae

After noshing on cedar lumber salmon, Kelly finished off his dish with a prohibited fudge sundae

Kelly was treated to Champagne and for cooking he had prawns, cedar lumber salmon and a prohibited fudge sundae.

He said: ‘The cedar lumber salmon was tasty and a made-to-order ice cream sundae is even some-more heavenly.’

Other perks enclosed priority check-in and boarding, and entrance to Delta’s loll during JFK Airport.

The moody was a latest perk enjoyed by a blogger, who aggressively collects visit flyer miles by credit label sign-up bonuses and purchases.

One label offering a reward of 50,000 miles when he sealed up. It came with a $95 (£66) annual price that was waived for a initial year.

Kelly pronounced a attainment is something even a normal traveller can accomplish.

He said: ‘Make certain we compensate off your bills in full each month given a seductiveness rates on balances will annul a value of miles and points we earn.

‘Also, don’t be fearful of cards with annual fees. Sometimes a many remunerative cards have annual fees that are waived a initial year and we can have them relinquish it or give we a reward when it comes time to compensate a annual fee. They don’t wish to remove we as customer, it never hurts to ask.’

He suggests credit cards that have remunerative returns. One of his cards gives him 3 points for each dollar he spends and he can send a points to a series of airlines. 

The blogger flew to Ghana to work for a PeaceJam Foundation, a gift that prepared African youth

The blogger flew to Ghana to work for a PeaceJam Foundation, a gift that prepared African youth

Last year, Kelly flew in Etihad Airways’ award-winning The Residence, a private apartment that has a double bed, vital room, private showering and servant service.

He also flew in Cathay Pacific’s initial category cabin from Ho Chi Minh City to New York for $62 (£43) and 67,500 atmosphere miles – saving $9,000 (£6,200) in airfare.

Flying around a universe on atmosphere miles has been a mindfulness for Kelly given he was a child.

At a age of 12, he figured out how to maximize his dad’s visit flyer miles and book a family holiday in a Caribbean.

He worked on Wall Street until Jun 2011, when he motionless to turn a veteran blogger. 


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