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How to Travel Around the World for FREE | How to Find Cheap Flights in 2018!

How to Travel Around the World for FREE | How to Find Cheap Flights in 2018!
12 Sep

What is some ninjas! Today we are going to go over the absolute best travel Hacks for booking the cheapest possible flights and no I'm not talking about Kayak no I'm not talking about Expedia I'm talking about where you can get 50% Off flights to anywhere in the world and we are going to discuss exactly how to Travel the world for free utilizing credit-card bonuses and exactly how you Can start even if you're a complete beginner What's up ninjas welcome to the how to travel the world for free like a ninja Video today we're gonna talk about how exactly to use credit card points to get Free flights and free stuff and basically be able to travel the world in The cheapest most efficient possible way and how to utilize credit card bonuses And some hacks that I've picked up over the years having traveled to you know For the last five years to 50 plus countries and so as we can see here this Is just one of my Rewards accounts I have you know almost 12 million points And you know for about sixty to eighty thousand points you can get anywhere in The world like literally anywhere in the world Round trip completely for free so you know I have ten or twelve of those trips Saved up and you know these points just continue to build after you kind of Create the infrastructure that you need you know with your business it with your daily life just spending normal money kind of doing things in the smartest possible way so let's talk about exactly how to do this and just as a little disclaimer I know there's gonna be people in the comments to say you know what about this and that and American Express and City this video is going to be the summation of all of the data that and research that I've done over the past five years these are the methods that I've found to be the most efficient most valuable use of your time and energy when it comes to credit card points yes there are other programs out there but these are the best that I've found and I'd love to hear people's thoughts in the comments if you have you know suggestions or things that I might not be talking about but if you have no idea about credit cards and you have no idea but you do want to travel for free and you do want to make the most of all of these incredible rewards then this is the number one way that you do it so first of all let's talk about what our points and miles work so there's like a million different you know points systems I'm not gonna go through all of these but you know we see that the point value I mean this is value person sense so one credit card point equals point nine cents and so what we see here and what we're gonna focus on is face ultimate rewards so this is two point one cents per point is the most valuable and more importantly most usable point denomination and currency available anywhere in the world that I've ever found and so that is what we're gonna focus on if you only focus on chase you are going to be able to book more stuff and you're going to be able to make your points go farther any other currency that I've ever found specifically in the context that you're able to get these huge bonuses just for spending money that you do I spend which we're gonna talk about in one second so first let's talk about V and only four cards that you need to be concerned with as a you know new credit card user or churn or whatever you want to call yourself right so the first one we're gonna talk about is called the Chase Sapphire Preferred so this is one of the original cards that I got when I was you know just a young little Padawan and so what this is is it gives you 50,000 points and this is basically just a bonus it gives it to you for free they just get deposited in your account that simple if you spend $4,000 on purchases after the three months from opening the account and this could be four thousand dollars on McDonald's it can be four thousand dollars on you know whatever you want like if you're if you needed to buy a new TV or couch or you want to put four thousand dollars on your credit card for a car you're purchasing right I've done that in the past where I've maxed out my credit cards when I'm buying cars just so I can get the points for it because there's literally no reason on earth why you wouldn't it's literally just free money and so you might be saying yourself Oh Kevin well how do I spend four thousand dollars in in three months well we are gonna talk about that too because it is your boy and all of these videos are gonna be completely comprehensive on how to be a complete ninja in every aspect of life but for now we're not gonna talk about that yet but we will talk about how to spend four thousand dollars and get these bonuses even if you don't have things that you necessarily want to buy and so you know all of these cards have a ton of perks I'm not gonna go through all of them right there's no foreign transaction fees for some of them you can just do a simple google search with the title we're just gonna talk about the four cards that you need to be concerned with if you you know have never heard of a credit card before in your entire life right and so these these mainly work for people in the USA you know you'll have to you'll have to kind of do your own research if you're outside the USA I know that you know Canadians and some other countries really struggle when it comes to credit card rewards and so if you are in the USA then you know you're lucky and be grateful if you're outside of the USA this video might not be as applicable to you as far as getting points but the end of the video will be very applicable to you because I'm gonna talk about the three best websites even if you don't have credit cards even if you don't have points these are the websites that get you the cheapest flights guaranteed you don't have to check anywhere else you're gonna check cock you don't have to check Google you don't detect anything literally there's three websites that do all of the hard work for you and find you the hack Affairs that are literally half as expensive as you know these really big sites that people have a lot of faith in there are websites where you can get the exact same flights for cheaper and I'm gonna teach you exactly how to do that but first let's talk about the next card so the Chase Sapphire Preferred is one that I definitely recommend get these bonuses guys there's no easier way in the world to get credit card points and to travel the world for free than to take advantage of these bonuses it's just free money it's I can't phrase it any other way it's free money and so the next we're gonna talk about is the Chase Sapphire Reserve and if you go to Credit Karma if you're saying yourself you know I have a 600 credit score or like a 550 or 720 years whatever it is if you have above a 700 and you've and you've applied for less than five credit cards in 24 months right it's called the 5:24 rule and no chase person will ever admit this it's like this secret Illuminati esque rule that no one will actually admit but I've guaranteed proven is true if you've applied for more than five credit cards in the last 24 months you will get denied for these you know super cards that I like to call super cards these cards that will give you huge bonuses literally for nothing so it'll give you $750 for free and you can use this on you know going out to eat you can use this on anything you want entertainment concert tickets it does not matter you just literally have to spend four thousand dollars in the first three months and not to mention you get these 50,000 points you also get the points on that four thousand so you get an additional four thousand points right so it's it adds up really quickly and so the Chase Sapphire revert reserve I'm not gonna go through all the benefits but you know this one is really really unique you get a 300 our annual travel credit meaning that they'll just give you three hundred dollars credited to your statement easiest thing in the world if you travel every year and so you know it's just ridiculously it's ridiculously valuable and so the next one that I want to talk about is probably the most important if you are in the e-commerce world that you're an entrepreneur so the Inc business preferred credit card is the best card you can possibly get in the world if you want free money and you want to travel the world for free and so I'm gonna say this one more time because I think it's incredibly important the Inc business preferred credit card from Chase is the best credit card in the world if you want free money and you want to travel the world for three and so those are big bold statements but guys I've done a ton of research I'm not just coming out and just spitting BS out of my you know mouth this is stuff that I've looked into very deeply I have friends who run you know churning companies and the points guy and million mile secrets and all these you know big travel blogs and we go through this stuff and you know this is the research that I've done and what I found and I'm gonna tell you exactly why so the ink so generally you get one point per dollar spent but the ink business preferred and so if you advertise on facebook if you advertise if you have PPC expense on Amazon if you have advertising expenses for Facebook or you know any type snapchat Google any of them you get three points per dollar on the first 150,000 spent and combined purchases on traveling shipping purchases internet cable phone services and most importantly advertising purchases made on social media sites within an anniversary year so you can get immediately a hunt if you if you have a larger business right we we spend way more than $150,000 a year on advertising for Amazon even Amazon alone not to mention you know all ton on Facebook and a ton on Google and so that's immediately 450,000 points just from money you'd already be spending and like I said before for 60 to 80 thousand you can get anywhere in the world completely for free round-trip so if you make four hundred fifty thousand points completely for free every single year just from this one card right that's that's like what five trips around the entire world completely for free every year or six or even seven depending on where you're going and so you know it just adds up so quickly guys and not to mention that so 450,000 every year you also get 80,000 bonus points just for joining it and I have no affiliation with this obviously I wish I owned chase but I don't I'm just telling you what I've learned over the past few years and how I travel the entire world that I've been to 50 plus countries for the last five years completely for free and so this is the most important card you can possibly get and so if you're only gonna get one do this one for once I hit this one hundred and fifty thousand which I do generally in the first like couple months of the year then I switch over to this card and I charge everything in my entire life to this card you know I have like a I don't even know like 200,000 dollar limit on this card we charge probably ten to twenty thousand dollars a day to just this card every single day for advertising for PBC for all these different expenses because I because I charge it because I want this card to specifically earn me the biggest reward because every other one of these cards even though they're the best cards in the world they still only get you one point per dollar one point per dollar one point per dollar after the 150,000 and so this card is very unique because it gives you one point five percent cash back so it gives you one point five points per dollar spent for everything literally there's no restrictions there's no blackouts there's nothing it's your honor it's one point five percent for everything so after I spend that hundred fifty thousand I used this card for everything else that I said I do in my entire life I haven't taken cash out of an ATM since I was a toddler and so that is what I wanted to talk about there so if you if you said yourself you know Kevin I don't I don't I can't spend four thousand dollars in the first few months right because let's see let's see what this one is after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months so let's say you don't have anything to spend money on you don't have but you want to get this card you want to get the bonus there's ways to do that too so let's talk about what they are so you can use a website called gift cards calm you create an account and you buy $500 Visa gift cards from the website once you create an account so even when I had zero dollars in my bank account $0 my name I still did this – first of all build credit and second of all take advantage of all these credit card rewards that allow me to have completely free money and travel the world for free so I would buy $500 gift cards and I would do that until I you know until I met the requirement to spend five thousand dollars in three months it's actually way easier than you think to spend five thousand dollars in three months you can pay your mortgage with a credit card using websites you know it of course it cost fees but you know it's worth it if you're responsible obviously and so the best way to do it really is to just buy Visa gift cards and then you can either use the Visa gift cards cuz they're basically as good as cash or if you want to actually get the money back from these Visa gift cards back into your bank account there's a really interesting hack that we actually have used a lot what went up when I was young we use this a lot to basically buy Visa gift cards and then convert those gift cards back into cash in our account and then we paid off our rewards credit card statement bills with that cash from our bank account and so that is a really interesting hack it's a little bit more complicated if you guys are interested I can totally make a video on that to leave a comment in the description if you want to you know exactly how to get these eighty thousand dollar bonuses or excuse me eighty thousand point bonus eighty thousand dollars would be nice completely for free even if you don't have you know anything to spend $5,000 on in the first month so that's how you do it by Visa gift cards you can convert it back into cash with a little bit more complicated of a method that I'm happy to talk about leavin though leave a like to and hit the subscribe button yeah I put it out all this concept where you guys complete it free you might as well hit that subscribe button let's do LAX to Sydney so now we see this actually brings up a ton of really valuable information it shows us what the rewards miles are in so if I if I want to say okay I have to go from Los Angeles to Sydney what is the best credit card miles to use and how much does it cost right and so what I always use is United chase points like we just talked about transferred directly to United and so this would have you know a nonstop flight LAX to Sydney for 40k which is ridiculous like I said you can go anywhere in the entire world for 80,000 points and just this one card alone gives you the 450,000 which is the hundred fifty thousand times three points per dollar plus the 80 so 450 plus 80 is five hundred thirty thousand points per year and if you divide that by eight right then that is literally a ton of free it trips around the entire world and so a wart hacker is how I figure out which point currency to use but just as you know from experience and if you guys trust me chase ultimate rewards is by far the most usable most valuable currency which is why we're focusing the entire video on it so if you're saying to me okay how do I actually book this so let's actually literally go into my account so we see here that if we're looking at LAX to Sydney the weirdest entries January 24th today is the 9th so if we choose January 24th we see that the cheapest flight here is 8 thirty dollars and this is from Los Angeles to Sydney so if we if we look instead in points and always to do is go to United comm and click this search for a war travel we're gonna do LAX to Sydney on January 24th same exact flight so this one was eight hundred and thirty dollars now we're gonna see that this is going to be hopefully a if I'm right a forty thousand point one-way trip and probably like a hundred dollars in taxes and gas and fees and things like that so yes so we see January 24th here forty thousand plus okay I was close one hundred and five dollars in taxes and fees and things like that so it saves you you know seven hundred and twenty five dollars and all it cost you as points which you're getting completely for free if you use the methods that I'm talking about so United is incredible it's the number one way to travel internationally or for you know cross-country trips in the USA completely for free and you can transfer chase points from your chase account into United as easy as one two three a job let's get into Southwest it which is probably the best way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points which if you follow the strategy we've talked about you're gonna have a ton of you know if you don't already coming soon if this is the best way to travel inside of the United States right we're gonna have some honorable mentions that will do really quickly after before we get to how to book the cheapest flights you know in general always even without using points we're gonna talk about that at the end but for right now let's talk about how to book flights with Southwest and so we're gonna go to Los Angeles to Las Vegas we're gonna use the 24th of January just again just as an example it can be any anytime show fares in points we click here and then we're gonna go to search and so I wouldn't expect this to be a bunch of points but again you know with 80,000 points as a bonus completely for free right and so we see that these are literally two thousand points so we could we could make this trip forty times literally 40 times completely for free if we only get just this one card only the bonus right so once we start spending we get about hundreds of thousands of more points but just a completely free bonus for hitting this payment threshold in the first three months we can make this particular flight forty and so it just adds up so quickly guys cuz you know we liked everyone likes to travel everyone likes to go on vacation you can do it so much more often even just for a weekend or whatever it is if you use points because you're literally all you're paying out-of-pocket for this flight is five dollars and sixty cents and one of the coolest things about Southwest is something that I found right so if you want to cancel a flight booked with points when is the latest I can cancel a reservation or reservation made of points most airlines right you have 24 hours to cancel your reservation from the moment of making it Southwest which is crazy allows you to cancel all the way up to 10 minutes before the flight and give you a full refund if you book via points which means I could book today On January 9th a flight for the January 31st and I could cancel it on January 31st 11 minutes before my flight departs and I would get a full refund if I booked it with points and that is just absolutely crazy but it's one of the coolest things that I found and I'm sharing with you guys all of my hacks so let's go over honorable mentions really quick so I'm not a huge hotel guy I love you know hostels more and people always ask me what are you why are you not staying in hotels when you have millions of dollars you know I just prefer hostels I prefer meeting people when I'm traveling but if you like hotels the best way to do hotels with Chase Ultimate Rewards points is what's called world of Hyatt it's one of the partners it's very easy um if you need help figuring out how to spend or transfer chase Ultimate Rewards points to travel partners it's literally two clicks of a button from your Chase dashboard just google it it's extremely easy so if we want to stay at a hotel Chase has some absolutely ridiculous deals on how to use Hyatt with Chase Points Kover a super quick example of this because I'm not gonna go too in depth on hotels I don't use them too often but if you want to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points which are the most valuable points which is why we're talking about all of this um you can transfer them to Hyatt in just one example right so they use thirty thousand chase points transfer to Hyatt via their travel partners which is super easy in your Chase Account dashboard and three hundred seventy-five dollars for three nights at a five-star hotel and Dubai which would cost $1,600 right so they only paid 375 out-of-pocket and it would have cost you know almost sixteen hundred right so they're saving immediately saving you know twelve hundred dollars just by spending these thirty thousand chase points which equates to four cents per point which is double what you know points are usually worth else what else where the chase points and the chase points by the way are the most valuable point anywhere so they're worth the most already and so the last honorable mention is obvio so if you get the chase british airways card you get obvious points and obvious points are much harder to use they have a lot more blackout dates but if you are patient and you're willing to book trips and advanced it's by far the best way to get to Hawaii from the west coast available anywhere you can get round-trip tickets first twenty five thousand points to Hawaii from pretty much anywhere on the on the west coast and so that's just an honorable mention we're not gonna go too in depth on that one but that is just an honorable mention so something that I want to touch on really quickly is you know these these these amazing credit cards that give you so much value right this is worth so much more to me than just eighty thousand obscure points they do have annual fees what I'm honest because I know people are in the commentary to be like Kevin but these these cards are annual fees how can I for that yeah so when I used to be extremely poor not you know particularly long ago what I would do and I'm not recommending this but what I would do is I would call kind of experiencing some financial troubles right now is there any way you could waive the fee in the first year and a lot of these cards have the feet already waived for the first year but if they don't you can call and ask them politely that you really want to keep the card you know you're a great chase customer and ninety-nine percent of the time they will do it and if the person doesn't do it call back and get a new person and they'll do it um so I just wanted to touch on that so nobody tells me in the comments where Karen you're gonna talk about the $95 yeah I understand but it's work you're getting so much more value than the annual fee which is why I continue to pay for all these cards because it's giving me you know tens of thousands of dollars of value for ninety five dollars a year so anyways so let's talk about how to find a flight if you don't have credit cards you don't have points how to find the cheapest flight and so we're gonna use this let's use the same example right so let's say that we're going from San Francisco to Chicago again on January 24th you know it's the 9th right now so what we see here is we see one hundred and eighty seven dollars best flights we see one forty nine 157 one eighty seven but generally around you know 187 here and that's just if we type in you know San Francisco to Chicago on the regular kind of Google flights interface never use the Google flights interface never use expedient never use kayak those things are all complete trash they don't give you the best deals I'm about to show you the three websites that you have to check these are the only three you ever have to check if you're not going to be using credit card miles and so for international stuff and Skyscanner is one of the best for international for inside of the USA it's not always the best but if I'm going from like you know Cambodia to Vietnam or something like that I always check Skyscanner first it gives me all of the international carriers better than anyone else and for the cheapest prices organized in the best way so Skyscanner I always use internationally it's not always the best for the USA so if we look at the same San Francisco to Chicago here we see one 127 129 but these flights are significantly longer so if you want to save money and have a longer flight you can do 129 instead of the 187 right and so Skyscanner already saved us you know fifty sixty dollars if you're okay with the or flight time if you want to go direct you can still pay 164 instead of the 187 here so you know it's immediately saving you money getting the exact same thing and so Skyscanner we use for international the next one I want to talk about is probably my biggest go-to for everything that I do for flights this is how I find the best best paths this is how I find the best carrier is the best Airlines is how I find you know all the hacks and all the ways that I utilize you know points rewards this is how I find the actual flights themselves pretty much every single piece of software out there or website out there or flight aggregator software or company out there utilizes what's called the ITA made a matrix airfare search software by Google and so Google bought this this is what they power their main search results with but they do it in a much faster way in the normal view point which is why you don't get the same prices because this this takes you know a couple seconds longer but Google is all about speed so they use a less sophisticated version so what are we looking at here is the exact same thing San Francisco to Chicago West Wednesday January 24th we see in Google 187 we see in the ITA matrix 112 we see 117 here you know we see 134 for a direct flight and so you see you know an immediate savings of 50 or 60 dollars or even 70 or more than 70 if you're okay with a longer flight time you know these these durations are crazy actually so we probably wouldn't want that all right oh this durations crazy but this one's actually okay if you're willing to pay 112 instead of you know 187 right so you're saving $65 for you know a 3-hour longer flight and so Google I see a matrix is where I start all of my searches it's the most beautifully intricate and sophisticated and thorough way to check the best flights to anywhere in the world you know all you have to do is do departing from destination you can see a lot of my recent searches if you if you don't care about what date you travel so let's say that I want to do let's say I want to go from San Francisco to Chicago just some time in February so I'm gonna go see calendar of Louis fair so I'm not gonna search exact dates I'm in New Zealand right now so I want to do I want to see it in in USD but if you're traveling from like Rio de Janeiro to Vietnam you could still see the prices in USD so it automatically translates all the currencies into whatever you're most comfortable with it's an amazing amazing service and it's completely free so if we press search here it takes a few seconds longer than Google because it's actually looking through every single piece of data literally available from all of these websites and aggregating it into one you know amazingly beautiful intuitive kind of result and so what we see here is that actually the cheapest day to to travel on from February 14th on is February 14th so you know we see it's a little bit more expensive here so if we're not particularly you know worried about what specific date we travel this is the best way to do it so that is the Google ITA software matrix it is what you should go to first every time Skyscanner International Google ITA matrix is basically the most thorough and what I pretty much always use kind of to start my flight search the last thing I want to talk about is what's called skip lag and so for those of you who haven't heard about skip lags skip lagged was the company made by a really smart guy who figured out that sometimes it was cheaper to actually get off at a connection and what I mean by that and so let's say that I wanted to fly from San Francisco to Chicago as my final destination what he figured out was it's actually cheaper to fly from San Francisco to New York with your stopover in Chicago and then just get out at Chicago and don't take your final leg from Chicago to New York and so United sued them because they really didn't like people doing this but this company won which is amazing and so what we're gonna do is one way San Francisco to Chicago and we're gonna do January 24th again and this is gonna show a New Zealand Dollars because I'm in New Zealand right now but we're gonna do the conversion for you guys and so what we see here is 148 New Zealand Dollars and so if we do 148 is a hundred and five dollars so this is actually the cheapest flight we've seen total right so this is 106 dollars we saw 112 for Google ITA we saw 127 here and then we 187 in just kind of the normal way that people search flights and that is how you save money that is how you find the cheapest flights you know anywhere in the world skip lag is kind of the the you know sometimes you get lucky and find ridiculous flights I always check skip lag because sometimes you just find these absolutely outrageous flights and one thing that I should note is if you're going to use skip lag you can't check luggage or you can't always check luggage because you know sometimes your luggage flies from your origination to your destination so skip lag really only works if you only have carry-on stuff that you just keep with you so that's that's a good note but that being said the most absurd ridiculous flights even internationally you know all over the world that I've ever found in my life have been from skip lagged and they have I've been getting off at a connection rather than going to the final destination and I don't know exactly why this is but just trust me when I say it works guys so Skyscanner Google ITA matrix and skip lag and forget about every other website in the world guys because if you're utilizing these methods if you're if you're getting these premium credit cards if you're spending all of your you know everyday money that you'd be spending anyway on those credit cards if you link them to your phone bill to your internet if you link them to all of your advertising expenses and you start to utilize these Chace Ultimate Rewards points and other point programs with United and Southwest and then you use and then you synchronize them with these three amazing websites I promise you that you are going to get the cheapest best traveling options available anywhere guys and most importantly you are going to travel the world like a ninja completely for free

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