– Hi guys, so you haveseen plenty of my video in first class, business class, and also you have seen a lot ofInstagram pictures out there of people enjoying themselves sitting in premium classes travelling.
Now, very few people actually talk about how they're actually doing it, how they actually achieve that.
This week is not a typical airline review or flying out somewhere, this is actually a programme we talk aboutthe latest airline deals and how to find the cheapest airfare.
The idea is to enable you to travel better and travel more frequentwith this knowledge.
So as you know, Qantas recently started the longest Dreamlinerflights connecting non-stop between U.
So this is about 17, 18hours flight non-stop between London and Perthand on to Melbourne.
And you don't want toend up sitting in economy for such a long flight, so we will explore the cheapest way to fly in business class.
We also look at how tocompare Garuda Airline first class fare from their website direct with an online travel booking site.
And then we'll look intoMalaysia Airlines A350 because a lot of fans hasrequest me to review that.
So there are many tools I use to look for the cheapest airfare.
So here's a couple website, which I found really useful in helping me to travel better.
So here I'm gonna share with you.
The first website iscalled ExpertFlyer.
So ExpertFlyer is a travelintelligence website that shows you fares, seatavailability, seat maps, award, seats opening alerts.
There's a free version and a pro version.
I'm not selling the website here so you can come on here and have a look the free version is very limited so I believe is abouthundred dollars per year or ten dollars per month to use.
What I want to show you quickly is looking up that Qantas Air tickets the Qantas airfare fromLondon to Melbourne.
So I'll type in the codehere in fare search, Heathrow, Melbourne, and travelling days I put atrandom 24 of, and Qantas, QF.
So I'll actually just bringup all the fares here.
So this is what the website does.
It's bringing up all thepublished airfare right now.
And if you're not familiarwith the air tickets, how they code it, is actually the price of each ticket is coded ina separate booking class.
So it's fell into a separatebooking buckets here.
What we are interested islooking at business class, so I'll filter into B, B is business class.
The lowest tickets, this is without tax, without additional fuel surcharges, it's 3, 822 US dollar Qantas one way.
Qantas Heathrow to Melbourne, D Class.
D class is a discount business class and then you've got a higherfare class, is C Class, then the full farebusiness class is J Class.
So your fare range from 3, 800 to 5, 900, so this is quite expensive, you can see from Heathrow to Melbourne.
What I would try is, because we know that nonstop from Heathrow to Melbourne, the most direct flight is the most expensive flight.
So this is probably whyit's quite expensive.
Let's try to look at another city pair, from Frankfurt to Melbourne.
So you might have to transit in London.
Flying Frankfurt to London, and in London to Melbourne.
So let's have a look.
Okay, so the fare came down a bit.
If you remember earlier itwas 3, 800 now it's 3, 400 from Frankfurt to Melbourne.
So let's try to keep playing again.
So this is why you need this website, you need to do a lots of research.
I'm gonna try the Paris, Paris to Melbourne.
Okay, look at business class, there you go, much better2, 700 in business class.
So I'm quite happy with this fare.
This is one of the lowest fare I've found, you can try out many, many city pair.
In fact, let me show youone of the cheapest one I found out here, isfrom Cairo to Melbourne.
But from Cairo you have to go to Dubai, Dubai to Melbourne, basically flying on Emirates.
So Cairo to Melbourne, as lowas $1, 261 in business class.
And remember this is beforetax and fuel surcharge.
Even the first class fare is very cheap, $2, 500 for a one-way Qantas, Emirates to Melbourne.
So after finding out a cheapest city pair, flying that Qantas non-stopfrom UK to Australia, we can try CDG toMelbourne on the date 24th QF which is Qantas Airlines code, I mean you can type in, and I'm just used to it so it pick up the short code very quickly.
And now it brings up thisavailability and schedule.
What we need to look at, is to look at D class available pair, because there's a connection.
So the first connectionis CDG to Heathrow, and on British Airways A320, and then on Qantas 10Heathrow to Melbourne.
So you need to look at D class available in both connections.
So if that's available here, you should just proceed to a website to book the lowest tickets on Qantas.
And just to show you theprice from London to Melbourne on Qantas websites, on the 24th, this is the most direct flight.
You're flying direct on the Dreamliner, London to Melbourne via Perth, and that ticket price is 3, 300 pound in the lowest bucketsbusiness saver tickets, which, converting to US dollar, it is 4, 700 US.
Okay, now let's have a lookat the flights from Paris, which should be a lot cheaper, 'cause we found a much cheaper fare from ExpertFlyer just earlier.
So Paris to Melbourne, okay.
This is the one we found earlier.
It's identical, the timing.
The flight is BA from Paris to London and then connecting Qantas10, London to Melbourne, 2, 800 euros, let's just do this and see how much converting to US dollar.
So the airfare from Paristo London to Melbourne is 3, 479 US dollar, that'sabout 1, 300 US dollar in savings than direct flight fromLondon to Melbourne.
However, you have to factorin the positioning cost of moving yourself from London to Paris to start your journey there.
There's a bit of inconvenience, you lose a bit of time.
But however, if you're looking at a cheaper savings, this is tremendous.
Okay, the second thingI want to show you is compare some of the pricefrom an airline website to a travel agent website, see who can get you a cheaper fair.
Especially first class, business class, when the amount is bigger, so you see a bigger savings as well.
So for example, I waslooking at London to Jakarta.
In first class on Garuda Airlines.
So I'll put in a date I want, which I think is May 19.
So let's have a lookwhat Garuda is selling on their official websites.
So they have a direct flight on that day.
It's selling 2, 181 pounds.
Okay, so what I want to showyou is a site called momondo.
uk or momondo.
comand let's have a look.
See, if we found a cheapertickets on momondo website, and I'll show you whatmomondo is actually.
So on the same day, London to Jakarta.
So momondo is a site that linksto many travel agents site.
It's a search engine basically.
Search the lowest air ticketson many travel agents sites.
And then bring you themost reliable link to book.
So yeah, so we found a cheaper fare here, Garuda, 2, 107 pound.
Go back to Garudawebsite, Garuda is 2, 181.
So here we save about, a good 75 pounds.
So what you do is, yougo to, go to the sites, so momondo direct youto that particular site, offer the cheapest farecompared of all the sites.
And I have to say that sometimes it works, you find a cheaper airfare, sometimes you don't.
Sometimes the airlinewebsite is the cheapest.
So you just need to tryout all the possible ways to found that saving for yourself.
Now I also want to showyou a good resource here, since you're flying infirst and business class, you're getting a lot of miles, so let's not waste of that.
So there's a good websitecalled WheretoCredit.
com So what it does is, like say for example, if I'm going on that GarudaIndonesia Airline flight and I knew the booking class was A Class from my previous researchor on ExpertFlyer, you found out one way or the other, what this site does is, itreally have a matrix here, on all the frequent flyerprogramme for each airline.
How many miles you earn.
Yeah, so you have the base scenario, and you're at tier 1, tier 2, tier 3.
Tier 1, 2, 3, means you'resilver, gold, platinum, frequent flyer of each airline programme.
So Garuda is part ofSkyTeam, so SkyTeam carriers here you can accrue miles and earn miles on all of these frequent flyer programme.
In fact that, go to thecalculator, is even better.
So I'll type in from Heathrow to Jakarta on Garuda Airline in A Class, so in this way it's very fast, it shows you which programmeyou can earn the most miles on.
Although be careful, the more miles you earn, it doesn't mean the easieryou can redeem a ticket, because each airlineprogramme have different redemption level as wellon their award miles.
So guys, last thingtoday, is a lot of viewers are commenting that they want me to fly the Malaysia Airlines A350, do a review, and some of them alsowant to fly themselves, because it's some very new plane, the flagship of MalaysiaAirlines at the moment.
So, well I found the best deal, is looking at Malaysia Airlines website.
For that aeroplane, yougo to deals sections.
It doesn't matter whichcountry website you go to, you will come to the same page in section, then what you can do is select from the city you want to depart.
For example I want to fly from KL, because the A350 fly fromKL to London and to Tokyo.
So let me just look forreturn fare in business class and there's so many options here, so many cities on offer that, you know, okay here Tokyo Narita, 3, 699 Malaysian Ringgit, thisis below a thousand US dollar.
This is business class return, below $1, 000 round-trip.
It is about six and ahalf, seven hours each way, so this is tremendous, tremendous value here.
Also I want to tellabout Malaysia Airlines, they have a lot of very good airfare from Thailand and from China.
So you just need to go to theirwebsite and start searching.
Let's say from Bangkok, let'ssee if I can find a good one for you guys, to Narita.
And I'm gonna put in somerandom dates in there and I'll prefer travel in mid-week.
Mid-week is always better.
So, put in business class, and see, yeah, so in fact, that you can see the fare is very decent here.
This is also a code-sharewith Japan Airlines, so Japan Airlines 787, so okay, we learned a cheap way tofly Japan Airlines as well.
So Malaysia Airlines has acode-share with Japan Airlines, There you go, this is their own mah-toe.
737 Bangkok to KL andthen a long connection, and then Malaysia Airlines A350.
So 13, 250 Thai Bahts.
And then return, letme fly the same thing, okay Malaysia again, 13, 320.
So the total I came up is 26, 570.
You can fly four sector, including if you want to fly Japan Airlines 787 on the way out, returning on the Malaysia A350, $851 all-in businessclass, tremendous value.
So here's a good, really gooddeal, to fly the first class.
Let me show you, on ExpertFlyer you can search the award availability.
So I'm just typing Narita to KL, and let me put a randomdates, plus minus two days.
You can search the awardavailability of Malaysia Airlines.
I want the first class.
So, let's just wait for a little bit to get the results back.
There you go, there'sfour seats available.
Keep in mind there's only four seats available in that A350.
All four seats areavailable for award seats.
So you can use yourmiles, so there you go.
I can even look up theseat map of this flight.
So all you need is 40, 000miles on American Airlines AAdvantage award milesbetween Tokyo and Malaysia.
40, 000 miles roughlycost about 800 US dollar.
So 800 US dollar, youcan fly the first class on Malaysia A350, whichis a very good deal.
Website I mentionedtoday is ExpertFlyer.
com which you can check flight availability, the seat map, fares, et cetera.
And the second site is called momondo.
com which you can compare theairfare from many websites and then take you to thecheapest website to book.
And the last website Imentioned is WheretoCredit.
com So thanks for watching again, and your feedback is very important.
If you have any specific question, please send me in all the details.
I will try my best to look into them, and see you next week.