John Peterson

Flying to the UK? Here’s How You Can Fly First Class for Free this Year

Flying by air to a destination of your choice is exciting and something that all of us want to do at some point in our life. But imagine, flying in First Class on British Airways - one of the best airlines in the world!

Just the very thought sends a rush of adrenaline down your body, right?

Well, this article is going to show you how you can implement it to truly savor that one of a kind experience on a British Airways first class cabin.

Credit cards

Credit cards are a great way to stretch your money and get more out of what they offer.

Most credit cards today offer reward points when you spend, dine, travel, stay in specific hotels and do other things stipulated in the terms and conditions. Run through these conditions and make a list of all that is offered by your preferred credit card, and start doing them to earn more points.

You can even go one step ahead and compare different credit cards to see which one offers the maximum benefit for you. Two credit cards that are offered specifically for frequent travelers is the Amex Gold Card and British Airways Premium Plus American Express. But don't just limit yourself to these cards. Do a ton of research and find a card that gives most reward points for the activities you do frequently.

Once you accumulate enough points on your credit card, you'll have the option to convert them to a first class trip on British Airways to a destination of your choice. However, it is important to note that the exact destination you can travel is limited by the points you have. In general, the higher the points, the farther you can go.

Pick the right time of the year

First class tickets may not be available all through the year to all destinations to and from London. So, do some research here as well and pick the lean time period to travel to a destination. This way, your chances of getting a ticket is quite high.

Concord lounge

Another additional bonus you get by traveling in British Airways first class is you get to use the first class lounge on the airport. These lounges are steeped in luxury and you're sure to feel like a king or queen here. Out of all the lounges, the terminal 5 lounge on Heathrow, called the Concord Lounge, is the best. So, if you get a chance, make sure you fly out of this terminal, so you can make the most of the facilities offered at this lounge.

On a side note, don't miss the check in area of British Airways first class, so you can avoid standing in a queue to get into the airline.

Doing all these sound like a dream? Not at all. Apply for the right credit card and get on your trip in a British Airways first class seat.