As the sun sets on Cathay Pacific flight 749 from Hong Kong to Johannesburg, you take one last sip of Chablis Grand Crubefore dimming your reading light and settling in for the night. Your seat, you’re pleased to note, folds into a full-sized bed, and the duvet you pull up around your chain is roughly the texture of baby alpaca.
You’re in first class. Not only are you in first class, but you’re in first class on one of the nicest airlines world, and all it cost you was some miles from your Alaska Airlines credit card and a relatively low amount of taxes.
How exactly did you pull this off? How are you on a flight that if bought using cash would cost over $9,000 USD and cost you next to nothing?Welcome to the exciting world of credit card churning.