In September 2019 just a few months before the coronavirus pandemic, I travelled to New Delhi from Varanasi for almost free.
Did I say almost free?
Yes, I only paid convenience fee plus GST and that was only 649 rupees.
And that’s without any offer by the airlines.
I didn’t even buy my ticket in advance.
You might be thinking how was it possible?
Please have a look at the ticket below:
I am not a frequent flyer.
I don’t do most of my shopping online but still, I managed to get enough points i.e 6000 Points (JPMiles) in a year to buy a free flight ticket.
How to do this?
Every Airlines has a program called Frequent Flyer Program.
Where you get points after purchase of every flight ticket.
I joined the frequent flyer program of Jet Airways known as Jet Privilege in March 2018.
When I booked Jet Airways flight from Lucknow to Kolkata, I got 500 reward points.
500 reward points means 500 JPMiles, now it is known as InterMiles.
You can increase your point value by collecting points from the following methods:
(a) Collecting Miles by booking hotels online through their website and app.
(b) Collecting Miles by booking cabs through their website and app.
(c) Collecting Miles by transferring reward points of credit or debit cards of you, your friends and you family.
(d) Shopping on Amazon, Flipkart and other e-commerce website through their platforms
and other options available on their website or app
I did that by
- Transferring SBI rewards point of my brother
- HDFC credit card reward points of me and my brother
- Points after booking flights on jet privilege
- Shopping on Amazon and getting points from it.
And this is how I was able to get more than 6000 points in one year
And then I booked my first free flight ticket of Air India from Varanasi (Lal Bahadur Shashtri International Airport) to New Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport).
I wanted to book another flight to Jodhpur from New Delhi but that was not available as most of the jet airways flights were grounded.
Here is the video:
I hope you will try this to get your free flight.