I have been flying in airplanes my entire life. I always remember the feelings I would get walking past all of the First Class and Business Class fliers who had already boarded the plane and wondered to myself, “How can I do that?”
After hearing how much money those tickets cost or how many “miles” you had to use to purchase one, I thought I would never be able to do it. But lucky for me, I had the pleasure of getting upgraded to First Class for a flight awhile back, and once I had the experience of flying in that cabin, I was hooked.
It was amazing! The food was unbelievable. The drinks were unlimited, not to mention top shelf. The service was impeccable. And the comfort was amazing, what better way to fly than with a seat that turns into a bed. Everytime I fly First or Business Class now, I never want to get off the plane, it’s that great of an experience.
So when I was told that there are now ways to book First Class and Business Class flights for up to 50% off of what they typically cost online or directly through the airline, I needed to learn more. I mean, how is that even possible…
After heavy research, I found out that there are online “consolidators” that buy these types of flights in bulk and are then able to pass those savings on to their customers. So as long as you can try and provide a 21+ days advance notice, they can in turn utilize their contracts with the airlines to provide a “first come, first serve” price at a huge discount because of their high volumes.
For everything else that does not fit that criteria, or is before 21 days advance notice, they can still provide huge discounts by using a combination of cash and their own corporate points to secure seating on these types of flights.
At the end of the day, the way I looked at it was, these are literally the EXACT same tickets that you would be buying online through one of the common booking or airline sites, but for half the cost. So why wouldn’t I do that?
This changed everything for me. I can now actually afford to fly International Business Class overseas with these types of discounts, where as before, I just could not afford it or justify the expense, and I never have enough miles to use to upgrade. It’s really been a huge difference maker for me now and all my long flights overseas, both for personal and my business.
Not only is it great to take advantage of for your own personal use, but it’s also a GREAT way to save money for your business or for executives that consistently need to fly International First or Business Class. I bet you would look like a Rockstar saving your company and executives tons of money each year on flights they were already going to book. And the best part is that they will do all of the coordination, scheduling and purchasing of the tickets for you, so you save both money AND time!
I enjoyed this type of service so much myself, that I have now started working directly with Consolidators, which allows me to provide these same services and discounts to anyone who flies International First or Business Class originating from the United States.
I have found that the biggest savings are flights from the US to Europe, and sometimes Asia or Africa. I have seen discounts to these destinations range anywhere from 30 to 50% off of published fares, sometimes even more, depending on time of year and availability.
And the other thing, you are almost always guaranteed to get a better price through a consolidator rather than directly through the airline or booking sites, and they will basically do it all for you. So from now on, there really is no reason not to utilize this service for all your International Business Class travel needs, and I am so grateful for finding this type of business.
If you or anyone else you know or work with requires International First Class or Business Class Travel originating from the USA, please feel free to reach out to me directly so I can get you back some details and pricing, it can never hurt, and you will most likely save a lot of money for both you and your co-workers.