A traveller has revealed a trick which saw him fly first class from Hong Kong to New York for just $100 AUD – saving a staggering $23,000 in the process.
Ramy Wahby filmed the extravagant journey as he travelled on Cathay Pacific Airlines from Hong Kong International to John F. Kennedy Airport last October.
The engineer used the 70,000 air miles he has racked up, as well as an additional $100 in order to fund the 12,875km trip.
Not missing out on a single perk, Ramy was served caviar and champagne for dinner in his own private cabana in the airport – an experience that included a rain shower bath tub and complimentary foot rub.
Starting the trip off with a free night’s stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Hong Kong, Ramy left his six-months-pregnant wife in order to experience the once in a lifetime trip.
“Flying first class with Cathay Pacific Airlines was my favourite experience – from the multiple different lounges to the amount of private space you’re provided with, I was blown away,” said Ramy.
“The service on board was great – the flight attendants really go above and beyond to make your flight as comfortable and as pleasant as possible.
“My seat on board was as comfortable as my bed at home!”
The 32-year-old got to the airport seven hours prior to his flight so he could immerse himself in all the first class amenities, which included eating two meals prior to take off, followed by a further three-course meal on board.
Ramy now runs an online blog, encouraging others to expand their knowledge and understanding on accruing air miles by applying for credit cards.
It was this method that he used to acquire the air miles necessary for his Hong Kong to New York flight.
Additional reporting by Caters News
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