(Daily Mail) A travel expert left the internet stunned after revealing how she managed to secure her mother a first class suite on a Singapore Airlines flight for just $5.60 – while sharing tips and tricks to help others land similar luxury deals.
Frequent flyer and TikToker @travelhackingmom, based in the US, frequently shares traveling hacks that help users land the best deals while traveling.
To prove the brilliance of her money-saving tips, the travel expert recently shared a video in which she revealed how her mother landed an ‘unbelievable’ first class suite on flight from JFK to Frankfurt for less than $6 – prompting viewers to plead with the online star to share the secrets behind the savvy seat booking.
‘This is Singapore Suites’ first class,’ the TikToker wrote in the caption, while sharing a photo of her mother in the seat, which had a door for optimum privacy and boasted a cozy reclining chair, a huge TV, a small desk and an entire bed. ‘She booked this flight for 143,000 points plus $5.60.’
The video garnered over 8.1 million views with users begging the frequent flyer to share her secrets, prompting her to start a series she dubbed ‘how to become a travel hacker.’
A travel expert stunned users after showing off her mom’s ‘unbelievable’ first class seat that she landed for under $6 while detailing how you can do the same
Frequent flyer and TikToker @travelhackingmom, frequently shares traveling hacks that help users land the best deals while traveling
She recently she shared a video of the incredible first class seat on Singapore Airlines that had its own reclining chair, bed and TV
Through a multiple part series, the TikToker detailed how users can become a travel hacker.
In the first video, she began by explaining what exactly travel hacking was and how her frequent trips have landed her great deals.
‘For the last five and a half years or so, I have been traveling for nearly free using credit card points and I’m going to break it all down for you,’ she said at the beginning of her video.
‘Travel hacking is using credit card points and miles to travel for nearly free, the way that we earn these credit card points is by signing up for new card for the welcome bonus,’ she explains.
Credit card companies usually do this by placing a minimum spend requirement on your card, which means if you spend the minimum spend requirement – which is usually $3,000 within three months – you’ll get a large number of points you can put towards your flights or even your hotels.
The TikToker notes this is the best way to seal those deals and land free flights because you ‘aren’t spending any more than normal’ because that amount of money is usually spent buying everyday essentials, such as ‘groceries and gas’.
The frequent flyer explained that garnering 50,000 points while flying is the same as around $500-$1,000 to put towards your flights or hotels.
The frequent flyer continued by explaining her hack sees her signing up for multiple credit cards to get the points that come with the cards, also known as sign up bonuses.
In her second video, she described the different types of credits cards she uses to get the best deals for her travel adventures.
‘So the first one is transferrable point cards, these are our favorite, these include things like the Chase Sapphire Card, American Express Gold Card, and the Capital One Venture or Venture X Cards.’
By signing up for a transferrable point credit card, you can take the points and use them on different airlines and various hotels.
The next type of credit card the frequent flyer suggests getting is a ‘co-branding’ card.