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Upper Class for Free…ok so you have to pay the tax. Why loyalty is important for today’s traveler.

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A lay flat pod with two windows and champagne upon boarding, plus the lounge access for free is what you can get with a loyalty program.

This is why loyalty to one Airlines (ok maybe two) and their credit card is important if you care about flying like “Royalty”.

In the United States you do have to pay the tax (one of the things we still can’t avoid in life). However, the tax is less than the cost of an economy ticket.

So how do you do it? Try to stick with one Airlines (two of you need more options) and their partners. American and British Airways are both part of the Oneworld Alliance which includes 19 other airlines. Sign up and use that credit card for those Airlines. I have an American Airlines credit card and I charge everything in that card (but pay it back each month, use auto pay to avoid debt). Check into the details as some have double or triple points for various purchases. I get a free checked bag on domestic flights by using the card.

Of course you do need to sign up for the frequent flyer program, get the credit card and make sure to add your number to both.

If you like to fly like Royalty and don’t have a “Royal”, budget then don’t forget to use this tip.

Cheers and see you on the other side of the “Pond”.

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