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How I Flew To Thailand For $20

How I Flew To Thailand For $20

Update: 2020-11-25


No this is not clickbait, and yes I did fly from Minneapolis MN to Bangkok Thailand for the cost of a couple of Chipotle burritos.

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In this video, I’m going to break down exactly how I did it and give you a simple 5 step framework you can follow to score yourself super cheap plane tickets to travel around the world when you want for the rest of your life.

Plus, if you stick around until the end, I’ll show you where to find some of the best deals around when it comes to “almost free” travel.

Sound cool? Let’s dive in.

So I graduated from college about a year ago and I knew that once I graduated I wasn’t looking to get a job. I’d been running businesses throughout college and once I’d gotten a taste of doing my own thing, I knew there was not a chance I’d be giving that up.

So when November rolled around and I was about a year away from graduating, I started to think about where I wanted to live and realized that I really had the potential to live anywhere. I decided that Thailand was as good a place as any to start and within a week I had a one-way ticket to Thailand booked for after graduation that only set me back $20.

To get this plane ticket, the trick was credit card points. Now I think a lot of people have a negative association with credit cards and for good reason. Believe it or not, I think most people would do well to avoid the credit card rewards game because it can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. But, if you can practice a decent amount of self-control and follow a few relatively simple guidelines, it’s not at all difficult to replicate what I did.

So if you’re still with me, let’s dive into the 5 step blueprint for securing your own $20 ticket to anywhere in the world.

The reason this kind of traveling is “almost free” is because the airlines will let you buy your entire plane ticket in points, but they’ll make you pay the taxes in cash since Uncle Sam doesn’t accept frequent flier miles.

The bonus I got from my United Explorer was more than enough to cover my ticket to Thailand and only pay $20 in taxes, and through my other credit cards, I had more than enough points to get home.

COMMENT BELOW with where you would go if you could travel "almost free" with credit card miles!


00:00 - Intro

01:23 - Background

02:08 - Step 1: Have A Decent Credit Score

03:05 - Step 2: Pick Your Airline (or don’t)

05:02 - Step 3: Find Your Card

06:42 - Criteria #1: Willingness To Pay An Annual Fee

08:12 - Criteria #2: Ability To Meet Sign Up Bonus

09:08 - Step 4: Meet The Sign-Up Bonus

10:44 - Step 5: Rinse & Repeat

11:58 - Outro









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How I Flew To Thailand For $20

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