An entrepreneur who flies on luxury vacations has shared his tricks on how to travel in style and on a budget — including getting a half-price private jet.
Dan Legg, 22, said he’s a self-made millionaire after dabbling in foreign exchange trading — known as forex — in 2017.
Legg, from Cheddar of Somerset in southern England, made his first million in two years and has continued to grow ever since, even moving to Dubai last year.
He continues to trade, run multiple businesses, live a lavish lifestyle, and travel the world in private jets.
He’s collected some tips on how to get luxury experiences on an everyday budget, including a half-price private jet.
And to reassure those panicking as summer approaches, the seasoned traveler insists you get the best bang for your buck by booking last-minute.
Legg said: “Whenever I fly across Europe, I fly privately – it’s the best thing ever.
“There are no queues, you just drive onto the runway and get on the plane.
“A lot of people want to try it, but they think it’s never an option for them because of the cost.
“But if you travel a lot, you learn the hacks.”
Legg revealed his top tips he swears by for traveling luxury without the price tag – which are tried and tested himself.
The first thing he deals with is “empty flights”, i.e. private flights with a price reduction of up to 50 percent.
With empty legs, private jets have booked a charter from a specific destination and often travel empty to that booked destination.
You can book yourself onto one of these empty routes – or even find two that fit your holiday dates, and get a private return flight too.
Legg says he caught empty legs to the Spanish island of Menorca, Paris and the English island of Jersey, paying half what it would normally cost.
He added that some brokers even sell empty seats on a private flight to fill the plane, giving you the luxury experience at a fraction of the price.
Legg said: “It’s especially good when you’re traveling to a place like the south of France where they have jets all the time – so they’re easy to find.”
He uses a website called “Just Jet” to find his empty leg flights.
He also insists on getting the best deal on both flights and hotels. It’s best to save it until the last minute.
Legg said he saved up to 30 percent on last-minute bookings made within 48 hours of arrival. He insists he’s never had any availability issues and recommends people check it out to get the best deal.
So for anyone panicking because they haven’t booked their post-pandemic summer vacation yet – all hope is not lost.
His final tip is to ask at the check-in desk for an upgrade to business class, as they often give you a good price for the seats to be filled.
Legg said: “An example of this is flying between Dubai and the UK, which I do a lot.
“I’ve always paid an extra £550 for an upgrade to business class on Emirates [airline]although it is not open information on the site.”
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.
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