How to earn frequent flyer miles without spending a dime

EMBED </>More News Videos

Flying 30,000 feet in the lap of luxury just got more affordable. (WPVI)

A couple from New York are spilling their secrets on how they figured out how to fly on a luxury private jet for free - among other amazing savings.

Forget the long security lines or fighting for overhead space!

Flying 30,000 feet in the lap of luxury just got more affordable - at least for Gilbert Ott and Laura Burns, who scored a flight on a private jet for free.

"The look on our face definitely told the story. They knew we weren't regulars," said Ott.

The travel bloggers say they found the plush trip from Boston to Washington D.C. through the travel app, Jetsetter. Then, they used an online promotion to earn points that paid for their entire flight.

"We just took a picture of our Driver's license for safety and said okay, great, I'll send you an invoice - which read a big zero at the bottom," said Ott.

But Jetsetter is one of their many secret weapons.

"My favorite thing are the deal sites, every day there are some sites that are dedicated to just spitting out the best flight deals -, and of course our site,," said Gilbert.

They say you can use these sites to save big on airfare by just doing a little research.

"There are opportunities every week - maybe not for a private jet, but for a crazy cheap flight," said Ott.

And Ott also says don't forget to rack up those frequent flyer miles.

"You can earn miles for Tweeting, liking something on Facebook, renting a car," he said. "Some airlines, you know, they want Twitter followers or they want a little bit of social presence, they'll give you 500,000 miles just for (doing that). It's crazy but it's true."

Even though they aren't holding their breath for another private jet any time soon, they say this summer they'll be slumming it in business class flying overseas just on their miles.

"A big stack of miles are going to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Vietnam," said Gilbert.
Related Topics:
travelair travelairlinetravel tipstravelvacationwhat's the dealsaving with 6abcconsumersave money
(Copyright ©2016 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments