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I Upgraded My Flight to Business Class for £78 with Emirates

I'm back in the land of smiles only this time I have no idea I'll long I'll be staying. In this vlog I show you how to upgrade to business class using airmiles. I only had enough airmiles for one leg of my flight so I chose the ,longest flight which is Manchester to Dubai, then to my surprise Emirates upgraded me again for the Dubai to Bangkok flight. It meant I paid £78 to upgrade from Manchester to Bangkok, so a massive thank you to all at Emirates.



  1. Rude Potato

    August 18, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Looking forward to a new season of NDTVi.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Got some great ideas for vlogs I’m going try and do something different. 👍

  2. Thailand Mick.

    August 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Welcome ….home!😎
    Great vlog …looking at the state of you ( pissed ) I’ll stick with cattle class!😂🤣😂😎

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:33 am

      I couldn’t use the footage from the second flight.😂 Cheers Mick, hope to see you in Pattaya soon.👍

    • Thailand Mick.

      August 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      NDTVi This vlog may well have given me a first class ticket down to Patts! Mcdoners here we come!😁

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      I was there last night.😂

  3. Matt Shaw

    August 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Hi Nick, nice to see you are back! Looking forward to you sharing your adventures in the land of smiles. Great Vlog and tips, looks like you had a great time and thanks for making the effort!

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Cheers Matt how you doing mate? It certainly was an effort after a couple bottles of champagne.😂👍

    • Matt Shaw

      August 18, 2018 at 10:39 am

      All good here thanks, 4 months till i’m back there for Xmas and new year. Glad i will have your Vlogs to keep me entertained and wetting my appetite till i return!

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Bloody predictor changed your name! I should still be here by then hopefully so I’ll buy you a beer.👍

  4. Stephen Overy

    August 18, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Right result Nick have a brilliant time in Thailand all the best

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Stephen and all the best to you matey.👍

  5. Smashed

    August 18, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Now that’s the way to travel. Nice to see you vlogging again Nick. Look forward to your uploads.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

      It is indeed it makes a huge difference to how you feel when you arrive as it’s stress free, but with all that alcohol and the atmosphere you end up smashed.😂 I wanted make this vlog the last time but I didn’t get any upgrade offers because the flight was totally packed. Cheers mate.👍

  6. Martin

    August 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Look forward to the new Vlogs mate…good advice on the Emirates upgrade system many thanks

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Martin. The cheap tickets don’t always mean the cheapest in the long run especially for someone like myself who carries a lot of equipment so I need to extra weight allowance. £78 on top of my flight cost is an absolute bargain!

  7. alan

    August 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

    good luck on your travels

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Buff.. I can imagine there’ll be fun, stress plus highs and lows. Should make quality viewing.👍😃

  8. Cheap Charlie Pip.

    August 18, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Great vlogg and flight info Nick I’m looking forward to your new uploads – you are now full time living the dream 👍😎🇬🇧🍺🇹🇭🙏

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Yes CCP for several months at least maybe longer. Cheers buddy.👍

  9. Danny Thai

    August 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Welcome back Nick.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Danny it’s great to be back.

  10. Simulation A

    August 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Good luck on your travels! (y) As a beginner traveler, a lot to learn from your videos.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Cheers buddy, hopefully I can show you a few tips.

  11. Handzy Efc

    August 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Awesome you lucky sod getting upgraded ! Me and my mate usually do same with our points. We met you in the lounge earlier this year when we were flying home. Not sure if it’s commiserations or congratulations on getting made redundant but it is a new start for you. If you’re still there in November we will probably see you in new plaza for a drink. Enjoy your trip.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      I remember and it was you guys who put me onto this , I was meant do this last time but didn’t get an offer through the flight was rammed. I’ll be here in November so we’ll have to catch up for sure.👍

  12. James Leach

    August 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    good to see you back in the land of smiles mate, wish you all the best with this one.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Cheers James.

  13. Wayne Donelan

    August 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Brilliant lucky man

  14. Andreas Jacovides

    August 18, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Wow , my dream to fly business class thanks for the tips Dave, I guess I be in chicken class for a while .Enjoy Ypur Journey , hope to catch you in Pattaya for a drink one day soon.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 19, 2018 at 3:21 am

      I think £78 is reasonable for anyone, okay the usual £2000 is out of most people’s price range (including me. Just collect the airmiles. Just give me a shout when you’re in town Andreas.👍

  15. EWNorrHerr

    August 22, 2018 at 3:07 am

    It’s great to hear you’re back in Pattaya, Nik! I will be there on September 6th, hope to meet up with you for a couple of beers. Staying at LK Metropole. Looking forward t o a kebab at Mcdoners!

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 22, 2018 at 3:19 am

      Ha Ha!! I’ve had 2 out of 5 nights lol. Give me a shout when you’re here matey and we’ll arrange. Cheers.👍😎

    • EWNorrHerr

      August 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Will do!

  16. jamie mick

    August 22, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks mate all the best if I see you when I’m in pattaya I will buy you a beer,

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Anytime Jamie thank you buddy.👍

  17. David Jones

    August 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Bonus of a result on the second leg, well worth it in the end. Looking forward to the next vlogs.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Cheers David. Next vid I’ve been filing today for 15 hours it’ll be out Friday and it will be a long one about 1000 Baht budget for the day.👍😎

  18. jonny car

    August 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    what a great journey you had £78 cant beat it ,, the best i,ve had was from bkk to Lhr when the plane got changed within a few days off take off so as i went to book my seat i realised the whole upper deck was free lol, so for the total journey i shared about 100 seats with 2 other people kinda like business class without the proper food though ……cheers for sharing the experience bud!!!

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      August 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Yes it’s great when the aircraft is empty and you can stretch out. The problem with this is you don’t enjoy all that room it’s busy in the bar.😂 Cheers Johnny.👍

  19. Robbo Gsy

    September 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Nick hope you well matey,yeah business class is lovely! Had a few up grades over the years as they do sometimes upgrade you for free which is always nice but the last flight to be fair I used my miles as no point in keeping them as Emirates have changed over the years within regards with the miles,years ago I had a flight for 75,000miles from Gatwick return but just had a to pay tax which at the time was £100 so really a good flight but of course I used my miles. I think Emirates is the best at the mo I am sure there are cheaper flights but you cannot go wrong with Emirates as they are good.But at the end of the day your always have a big smile on your face with coming into Bangkok! as you know your going to have a good time.
    Keep up the good videos mate.

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      September 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Clint I’m good thanks mate. It certainly makes a huge difference flying in business class and if you pay for one and save your airmiles you can almost get one way for an administration fee. Cheers Clint good to hear from you.👍

  20. Pete Anoz

    March 23, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Wow, excellent price…wife and me on Emirates first class return £7311 – Gatwick – Dubai – Bangkok…ah well, first time doing this and I’m an old dude, so what the hell, gotta do it…

    • NDTVi Pattaya

      March 23, 2019 at 4:59 am

      Peter you can’t take it with you enjoy my friend. 🙏👍

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