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Marie Olin

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I am Marie, a luxury travel blogger for over 3 years. The best luxury travel destinations. Luxury adventures trips and luxury holidays. Luxury lifestyle influencer.

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Great Business Class Flight Deals- Discount Fares

 

HOW TO GET DISCOUNT FLIGHT TICKETS:

Business Class Flight Deals in July:

  • British Airways Club Suite Business Class Deal, also luxury holiday sale ends 9 July 2019
  • Emirates Flight Sale – book by 18 July 2019
  • Lufthansa Stockholm to Madeira Businees Class 312 euros return July 2019 to May 2020
  • La Compagnie Flight deal $851 Paris to New York
  • Madrid to Colombia 1153 euros with Avianca
  • Qatar Airways Sofia to Thailand or Singapore 1177 euros Return

Beat this for price! Flash sale – Buy quickly.  Business Class return flights on British airways from Paris to Toronto for £1095 RETURN! BA350 in a club suite, you even get a privacy door.  It is worth hopping over from London to Paris for this bargain flight.  Book on British Airways website.

I’ve had some bad experiences on BA Club Class flights thanks to screaming children.  However, if I have a privacy door that is a whole different story (Wonder if the screaming is blocked out?).

Emirates SALE, book before July 18, so get going on this one.  A generous  window of travel between  August 2019 and December 2019. Take a look at their more affordable ‘basic’ Business Class fares.  Emirates.com

My latest ticket deals in June:

I recently bought  Qatar Airways Tickets with Momondo.  the bucket shop price was HALF the price shown on Qatar Air website (WHY do Airlines do this???  I have no idea, it is very annoying.)  Make sure you shop around!

How to get cheap Business Class Flights:

  • Upgrade an Economy Ticket – Wait for the Airline to send last minute Upgrade offers
  • Airline Sales – All Airlines have Sales!
  • Collect Airline Loyalty points and Upgrade with points.
  • Airline Credit Cards – Ues with care and only if you can pay off the card immediately.
  • Use unusual routes (eg the Qatar flight Sofia to Singapore above)
  • Travel out of season – flight prices drop
  • Flight hacks – Error Fares – Random, but keep a look out!

How to find cheap business class flights.  Do you want to live a Champagne lifestyle on a beer budget? I love to save money, who doesn’t?    Who wants to pay London to Jakarta roundtrip full price when everyone else has paid 50%?  There are a few tips and hacks that can help everyone enjoy the finer things in life. Here are my luxury travel blogger recommendations, enjoy my luxury travel blog.

Also…. I find cheap upgrade offers are usually on the Doha onwards leg of the trip, obviously due to lower demand than London Doha.

CHEAP BUSINESS CLASS FARES:

UPGRADE AN ECONOMY TICKET: Buy an economy ticket and then upgrade to Business just before you fly.  This is a bit of a gamble, but if an airline has not sold many Business Class tickets they sometimes offer you a reduced price fare or you can place a bid for an upgrade. Might be worth a try!

I bought a Singapore Air ticket from London to Bali economy ticket.  Two weeks before the flight they contacted me offering the chance to bid for a Business Class ticket.  This was not my favourite airline, to be honest.  I cannot understand why they won ‘Airline of the Year’ this year.  My experience was nothing special, an old aircraft and horrible patterned carpet! Uggh.   The food was inedible, but luckily I packed emergency supplies in my hand luggage!

DO NOT PAY FULL PRICE! The airlines start off with full price business fares and then reduce them by means of special offers, 2 for 1 deals and all sorts of incentives.  Qatar and Etihad have some great offers.  Oman Air is always great value and often cheaper.

WAIT FOR THE AIRLINE SALES:

I buy flights in the Airline sale, British Airways have some good deals.  All Business Class of course.  At the same time I still accrue a nice lot of Avios points for all the flights! I’m a happy bunny.

Tips:  Use your Avios for REWARD flights of less than 2000 miles and benefit from the reduced taxes.  I use mine to fly to Nice.

So, sign up for all the Airline emails and you will be notified when they are having a sale.

Business Class Flight to Abu Dhabi 

PHOTO: My discounted Business Class Flight to Abu Dhabi 

If you cannot wait for a sale to come along, then get hunting online!  There are some brilliant bargains to be had, you just have to spend time hunting them down!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

My Favourite bloggers for Discount tips:

God Save The Points

Premium-flights.com

Pointswithacrew.com

My favourite Discount Websites:

Momondo This is one of my my favourite sites at the moment.  There are not many Business Class tickets on here but hunt them out!  Really great for bargain hotels, holidays and economy flights.  http://www.secretflying.com

Another favourite and one I refer to very often is http://www.kayak.com I have mentioned it before but it is still an excellent site for cheap deals. I always check on Kayak for the best deals on everything from Car Hire to hotels.

I refer to Google Flights http://www.google.com

Google flights instantly show a lot  the cheapest flights options.  However, I double check with Kayak that these are the cheapest available.

PHOTO - DUBAI

PHOTO: DUBAI

Airline Credit Cards

Most airlines offer their own credit cards with a juicy incentive of airline points if you spend a certain amount on the card.  Only do this if you are going to pay off the amount you spend, in full, at the end of each month.  The points will add up very nicely quite quickly!

These cards are very enticing but DO NOT use them if you cannot pay off the amount you spend each month.  The interest rates are shockingly high.

However, if you can pay off in full this is a great way of getting a lot of points very quickly.  Although, you have to spend a phenominal amount of money to get the rewards!  Remember …. there is no such thing as a free lunch, or flight in this case!  DO NOT spend money just to get flight rewards and do not get into debt on a credit card.

Remove Browser History

I’ve mentioned this before too, but delete all browser history before finally booking your flight.  The price goes up every time you look at the Airline website!

PHOTO:Save money for other lovely treats!

Search for unusual routes:

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!  I am looking for flights to Asia right now.  I am using GOOGLE FLIGHTS to help me find unusual routes and airlines. Use Kayak and Google flights to help you search for unusual routes.

For example, there are some fantastic Business Class flights out of Eastern Europe at the moment.  If you are saving well into four figures, for a long haul flight it is worth a slight inconvenience of another short hop to Prague for example.

There are some great offers flying through Northern Europe too!

Travel out of season:

Stay in Monaco or South of France early Spring for a fraction of the high season price!

Yes, you can stay in the best hotels in the world for peppercorn prices!  It just means avoiding high season. For example have a lovely winter stay at a top South of France 5* Hotel for 10% of the high season rate.  Yes, 10% and you will avoid the crowds too.

Who wants to travel in high season? Not me that is for sure.

St Tropez without the crowdsSt Tropez without the crowds! Perfect

I prefer to travel out of season and loved the quiet, crowd free time to visit.  The best time to go is at the end of high season or very beginning of the season.  Just beware of the weather forecast.  Check before you book!

Barbados in January

PHOTO: Barbados in January after the Christmas crowds had gone home

How to find cheap business class flights! Have fun searching, make sure you have email alerts for all your future trips to keep you up to date!  Let me know if you find any great bargains.

ERROR FARES:

Fellow bloggers always seem to spot these!  So far, I have not been lucky….. but you might be!  Check out CheapflightLab 

Let me know if you get lucky with an error fare! Remember, the airline might cancel the error flight, so beware. Great business class flight deals –  how to get cheap flight tickets.

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