How I Always Fly FIRST CLASS?
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How I Always Fly FIRST CLASS?

January 20, 2020

(upbeat music) – What’s up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV and this is going to be a
bit of a different video. In this video I’m going
to answer the question that I get asked a lot, and that is, “Saf, how do you always travel
first or business class?” (upbeat music) All right, so firstly, why would you want to
travel business class? Well, when you travel as much as I do, traveling is no longer fun, especially when you look
like this with a beard. You know what I mean. (upbeat music) Traveling so much has effects on you, both physically as well as mentally, I’ve really done my
back in over the years. And traveling for work’s very different to when you go on vacation. You don’t really get
so much time to adjust. It’s pretty much full on. So traveling business class just makes the whole process a little bit easier. (upbeat music) So, what do you get when
traveling first or business class? Well it varies, but
generally speaking you’ll get priority boarding and early check-in. You’ll get lounge access
like we have here with food. And they have baked beans,
perfect for breakfast. And most importantly a lay-flat seat. Now this varies from airline to airline and also from plane to plane. Today I’m flying with United Polaris on one of their newer planes which has the pretty decent business class, but sometimes if you get on one of the older planes, it’s not so great. But generally speaking,
what this allows is for you to get lots of work
done, time is money after all. And if you do have an
overnight flight or something, then it will allow you to
hopefully get some sleep, so when you do get to your destination, then you are much more fresh
than you would have been if you were sitting right
at the back in economy. (upbeat music) So, now that you know
the what and the why, let’s talk about the how. To clarify, I don’t always
travel first or business class, it’s just most of the time. And before I ever did, I must have done 100s of economy flights. Now how do I do it? Well, there’s two main ways. The first one, to steal a line
from my friend Casey Neistat, “When somebody else is paying,
always travel first class.” Okay, okay, I know this
is easier said than done, and it doesn’t apply to everybody. But generally speaking,
if a brand really wants to work with you, and really
wants you at their event, they’ll be more than happy
to fly you out first class. What you have to understand
is lots of brands have partnerships with airlines
purely because of the amount of peaks that they buy
with them, and for them, generally it’s not that much of a big deal because they do get business class tickets at a discounted price. Now of course, this isn’t always the case. Lots of brands can’t
fly you business class and a lot of the times you
have to buy your own flights and for this there’s a hack
that applies to everybody. And that’s frequent flyer programs. So in a nutshell, pretty
much all airlines will have a frequent flyer program where they’ll reward frequent flyers. So the more you fly with them, the more status that you’ll get, or status as you Americans like to say. Generally speaking you’ll have a bronze, a silver, a gold, and a platinum. The higher you are, the more chances you
have of being upgraded. A lot of the times this can
just happen automatically. If you’re on a quiet flight
and the airline wants to reward you because of your loyalty, then they might just upgrade you. But if not, then you can generally use your air miles or points
that you’ve collected over time to upgrade yourself. Sometimes you have to pay a small fee, but that fee is much, much
lower than if you were to buy a business class ticket outright. Now because I travel so much, I actually have high status with a couple of different airlines, and if I am traveling economy, I’ll generally use my air miles
or points to upgrade myself. So how can you do this? Well firstly, you do have to travel a lot. And if you do travel a lot, my advice would be is to
find an airline that you like and then stick with it. The more points that you
collect with that airline, the quicker you’re going
to move up the ranks, and the more benefits and perks you’ll get with that particular airline. And that’s how I travel business or first class most of the time. I hope you enjoyed this different
video and found it useful. If you did, then do hit
that thumbs up for me. And definitely let me
know in the comments below what you thought of this type of video, if you want to see more like it. If you want to see loads more
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ringing) miss any of it. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSaf TV. And I’ll see you next time. So loud at an airport, seriously. (upbeat music) (phone ringing) Hello, ah, won’t need it today, you can do it tomorrow please. Okay, thank you, bye. Ah, hotels, hotels, honestly!

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  1. Yeah…if you travel a lot and have lots of points on your mam card not a big deal
    And yeah its much more enjoyable
    But…that only works for 1% of the viewers
    The rest: just stick with economy
    It is just not worth it
    And your employer will not be happy with you always trying to fly first class
    There is one exception; if you have a flight more than 8 hours long upgrade to business class or you will feel really dead inside
    First class on the other hand is not worth it πŸ˜‰

  2. Credit cards are also important. Find a credit card that offers great points/miles on every purchase and use it whenever possible. Eventually, you will have enough points to be used on planes, hotels, and upgrades. I stay in hotels maybe 2-3 times a year, just for a night or two, and it's always free due to my points and loyalty to one brand. Long story short, stick with one brand as much as you can when it comes to travel and things get cheaper over time.

  3. It’s your hard earned cash, if you want to travel First Class, nobody should tell you otherwise.
    Life is short, get busy living, or get busy dying.

  4. That's why I don't hesitate growing a beard.
    Haters gonna hate no matter how much effort do you put.
    We hear it too often how people faces humiliation for having a beard in planes and other places as well.

  5. Why are you wearing sunglasses? It's annoying and rude especially when you are a presenter of what is essentially a TV show and indoors! Distracting and the mirror lens make it worse. You need eye contact with your audience.

  6. Great video. More like this please. I think u should incorporate the vlog style with ur usual unboxing/review video. More storytelling. Maybe a bit like what Casey did

  7. Nice! Sadly I can't choose one company to fly with, so I have bunch of loyalty cards and none of them reach anything higher than basic noob level haha πŸ˜€
    Does it take too many flights to get better British Airways card?

  8. In the meantime 98% of your audience still travels coach and has no problem with that… except for the tall ones πŸ‘‹πŸ½

  9. Title: How I Always Fly FIRST CLASS
    Video content: How I MOSTLY fly business class OR first class….

    Not quite the same…

    Small tip from my side: If you fly British Airways or American Airlines, first class isn't really worth it. It's just very slightly better than their business class but costs way more. You get a lot in their business class. The only thing that is worth the upgrade are the 1st class lounges as the business lounges, especially at Heathrow are really cramped most of the time.

  10. Yes thx great job very informative I love hearing about every aspect of getting a great deal especially travel/resorts/Spa as well as tech πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ’―πŸ˜Š

  11. hey saf. i was wondering why you wouldn't try to compare cameras on a recent midrange phone vs an older flagship lets say… iphone X vs galaxy a51 or some popular midranger? i guess it will be a good idea.

  12. Re security …. so true. I used to keep getting 'randomly' selected for extra security. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. All good – I really like this kind of vid. Yes please … do more. Safe travels!!

  13. Awesome video. Love behind scenes style content. Keep up good work. πŸ‘ ✈ I sat next a nervous flyer last week and she pointed out the window and said they look like ants. I said they are ants… We haven't taken off yet πŸ˜‚

  14. Hi SuperSaf, with you traveling a lot, you should start doing a travel vlog. It gives the rest of us who can visit that destination a glimpse of what the city/place is like. Besides it's a great way to test those smartphone camera.

  15. Brilliant Video bro. Loving the new style. Video is crisp as well. What camera/phone did you use for the travelling shots in this video?

    Keep up the great work brother πŸ™‚

  16. Being a tech reviewer you, personally, will never be particularily enviromental friendly. That's fine, maybe your info helps other people to be. However, allways flying eco would be one of the ways you could cut back your personal footprint.
    Its not about that particular flight, but about not seeding that industry.

  17. So basically this doesn't work unless you or rather the company you work for spends 1000s on flights in the first place.

  18. πŸ’žSuperSaf: "Especially when u look like this with a beard. U know what I mean"

    Blacks/ POC: Yes we kno EXACTLY wht u mean. Odd tht OTHERS ("I don't see color" LIE) deny existence of bias, profiling, bigotry, racismπŸ€·πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

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