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This is awesome. A great reminder to save up those points!
Flying on private jets is usually reserved for CEOs and celebrities, but travel bloggers and newlyweds Gilbert Ott and Laura Burns were able to fly from Boston to Washington, D.C., on a private jet for free.
Ott said they got an invoice for about $1,400 with a zero balance.
“My favorite thing are the deal sites,” Ott told “Good Morning America”’s T.J. Holmes. “Every day there are some sites that are dedicated to just spitting out the best flight deals // airfarewatchdog.com, theflightdeal.com and of course our site, godsavethepoints.com”
Burns and Ott, who are behind the blog godsavethepoints.com, funded the trip through the travel app JetSmarter, paying only with promo points.
They shared many tips on “GMA” for how others can save like them. They use the apps Smart Wallet, Kayak and LoungeBuddy to find deals.
And Ott said don’t forget to rack up those flyer miles.
“You can earn miles for tweeting, liking something on Facebook, renting a car…” Ott said. “Some airlines…they want Twitter followers or they want a little bit of social presence, they’ll give you 500 to 1,000 miles…it’s crazy but it’s true.”
Burns and Ott intend to take an overseas trip this summer and plan to use only miles. The couple suggested other sites and apps to help people save time and money when they travel.