Travel Hacking

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The 747-8i (Intercontinental) is a variant of the widely popular “Queen of the Skies” 747-400, and is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States. In addition, it is the longest passenger aircraft in the world, and Lufthansa was the first airline to operate the 747-8i on June, 2012.

But more importantly, Lufthansa is consistently regarded as the premiere standard in 1st Class service and luxury. And because of these industry wide accolades, Lufthansa 1st Class comes attached with a hefty price tag. For example, the retail price on this one way flight cost just south of $10,000, which is the same cost as a brand new Nissan Versa!

Needless to say, my curiosity was killing me, and I needed to know if a 1st Class ticket could be worth the price of a small automobile!???!

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Lufthansa First Class Terminal (Frankfurt)

by Living Proof on October 27, 2014

in Travel, Travel Hacking

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There are many luxurious lounges in the world, but only Lufthansa offers an entire terminal for it’s 1st Class passengers!

The First Class Terminal is an entirely separate building devoted to only the most elite Lufthansa passengers. And attaining access requires strict qualifications, because even passengers arriving on Lufthansa 1st Class aren’t allowed entrance.

So how do you qualify for entrance? Well, for most travel hackers, the simplest way is to have a 1st Class ticket on a Lufthansa flight departing the same day.

Now start saving up those miles, and be prepared to enter a whole new dimension in luxury! [click to continue…]


Thai Airbus A380 – 1st Class (BKK-FRA)

by Living Proof on October 22, 2014

in Travel, Travel Hacking

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Finally, after months of anticipation, we were only moments away from flying on the Airbus A380 – the largest passenger plane in the world!

In the past, I’ve flown on the Airbus A380 once, but in Singapore Business Class. Although not in 1st Class, it was still an awesome experience sitting on the upper deck on this massive jumbo plane. And since then, I’ve been dreaming of flying this big bird again, but in 1st Class.

So naturally, as we were riding on the golf cart to the gate, I was giggling away like a little girl, because I knew soon enough, we would be royally spoiled on this flight to Frankfurt! [click to continue…]


After spending three weeks in Thailand, it was finally time to leave for Rome. FIF would be coming from Japan, and I would be coming from Koh Samui, so we decided to simply meet at the Thai Royal First Lounge. In the travel hacking world, Thai Airways is known to have one of the most amazing 1st Class ground service, and Spa service. So naturally, I was super anxious to finally have the opportunity to experience it! [click to continue…]



Prior to this trip, I had never flown internationally from SJC before, so I was really excited to fly out from San Jose, and to experience the Boeing 787 for the first time! ANA was the first airline to introduce the 787 in 2011, and they currently have the largest fleet of 787’s in the world. [click to continue…]


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Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since my last post….but I’ve been busy enjoying my around the world trip =)

I’m now back in California, and in the next few days, I’m going to show you how rewarding traveling hacking can be! As most of you know, FIF recently returned home from his around the world trip to Japan, Thailand, and Italy. He had an awesome time experiencing 1st Class travel, and now I want to show you how it was possible.

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Amazon Payment is currently dead!


Do you know about a web-based payment system called Amazon Payments? Did you know you can send/receive money through Amazon Payments, just like with Payal? So why use Amazon Payments over Paypal? Because you can [click to continue…]


A Lavish European Honeymoon for ONLY $1,300!

by Living Proof on July 23, 2014

in Travel Hacking

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A few months ago, I was eating lunch with a coworker, and he was telling me about his upcoming European honeymoon. I asked him how much he thought the trip would cost, and he replied:

I think with just flight and hotels, it will cost me $10,000 for two people.

My jaw dropped…..

I asked him: “If it was possible to do it for less than $1,000, would you be interested?”

His eyes widened.

And so it began, and the next few lunches were spent talking about the tricks and secrets to Travel Hacking.

Needless to say, he was hooked! [click to continue…]


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The Easiest, Quickest, and Cheapest method to collecting millions of miles/points is to simply apply for credit cards! This is by far the most lucrative method available today, and there really isn’t anything else that comes close. For example, in the past five years, I’ve opened/closed at least 50 credit cards, and accumulated over 3 million miles/points. Yes, that’s correct, it’s possible to accumulate a balance in the Millions! [click to continue…]


Starwood Hotels: My Starwood Strategy (5/5)

by Living Proof on July 11, 2014

in Travel Hacking

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The following is the last article of a five part series covering points earned for Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) hotels. The following was written by my brother, an avid travel hacker who has qualified for Platinum Elite Status in the SPG program.


FI Fighter has asked me to share some of my Travel Hacking tips for hotels! I have extensive experience [click to continue…]


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