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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steve Hui. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steve Hui, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steve Hui. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steve Hui, often where they are interviewed.

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Steve Hui of iFLYflat on pivoting the travel industry

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Get all links mentioned in the episode here: bit.ly/172-steve-hui

Skip through the episode: 

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:27 - Guest introduction

01:36 - Lockdown: productivity & activities

05:59 - Noticing COVID-19

10:25 - Working from home

12:30 - Travel industry in COVID-19

17:54 - End of year domestic travel

21:07 - Forecasting international travel

23:15 - Travel industry: Cancellations & Pivoting

30:03 - iFLYflat easing COVID-19 uncertainty 

35:00 - The value of points & AMEX

43:24 - Changing plans & finding value internally

45:35 - Future struggles for airlines

51:55 - Airlines: Opportunities & Investors

57:44 - Economic forecast & innovation

01:03:33 - Annoying questions 

01:05:41 - Morning & evening routine

01:08:24 - Show recommendations

01:09:27 - Best purchase under $200

Jun 02 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Never Fly Economy Again with Steve Hui

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Frequent flyer points programs can seem complicated and offer little value when it comes to booking flights. However, they are simple to use and could help business owners fly in luxury every time. All it takes is a proper strategy to rack up points from business expenses and turn them into business or first-class seats.

In this episode, Steve Hui, known as "The Points Whisperer," teaches us how to take advantage of frequent flyer points and identify the right flights to ensure that every trip we take is at least business class. He also shares his strategies on how to accumulate as many points as possible. Steve is the founder and CEO of iFLYflat, Australia's #1 Reward Travel Expert and Points Flight Finder Concierge.

If you want to learn how to maximize frequent flyer points and always fly in luxury, check these show highlights and tune in to the podcast!

Steve’s Realizations (1:43) 

  • He realized how valuable points were when he got a free $4,000 business class ticket through only points.
  • His accounting and research background helped him figure out how to properly use frequent flyer points.
  • The cost of earning points is less than the price of a ticket, which makes it virtually buying something cheaper.

Finding Flights (7:36)

  • First or business class is a better choice than luxurious residence flights.
  • Choose business class during the nighttime flights when you're mostly asleep and first-class during the daytime flights when you’re awake.
  • Some destinations do not have first-class, so you have to check your options.
  • 500,000 points garner about 1–2 business flights

First Class vs. Business Class (10:39)

  • First-class is on the way out due to most airlines limiting first-class options.
  • It also has a higher staff ratio and better service.
  • First-class has better quality in terms of food and drinks.
  • First-class has about 50% more space than business class.
  • Business-class is similar to first-class and is becoming as good in terms of value.
  • Each airline has their differences when it comes to business and first-class.

Flight Upgrading (13:38) 

  • Spare seats are either the last available seats the airline can’t sell or contingency seats for operational issues.
  • The difference in points for upgrading is about 10%–15%.
  • For upgrade requests, airlines use a ranking system based on loyalty status.

Credit Card Strategies (24:34) 

  • American Express has the most airline partners, so it is the ideal primary card.
  • Visa or Mastercard should be used when American Express is not available, or there are extra fees.
  • "Free points are better than points that cost money even if the fees are low."

To know more about booking luxury flights using only points, you may connect with Steve through LinkedIn or Instagram or visit iFLYFlat’s website.

Thank you for listening!

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Jan 17 2020 · 28mins

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E16 | Steve Hui | The Points Whisperer | Entrepreneur | Frequent Flyer Points | Business Class

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Steves Hui’s journey is a journey of many parts. From working class suburbs to a guru of using frequent flyer points to fly flat in business and first class.

From small business accountant to the millionaires factory of Macquarie bank. From banking and finance at Macquarie Bank to start up entrepreneur. From start up founder to most known Australian Brand in frequent flyer miles - The Points Whisperer (TM).

As an immigrant to Australia - Steves is another great Australian success story proving that hard work, and smart work can get you to anywhere - as Steve says, "...there are many different paths to the same place."

If you want to fly business class, and let's be honest we all do, then Steve sheds some light on earning frequent flyer points and, more importantly, scoring that all important frequent flyer points business class seat. It is a dark art that Steve Hui has mastered. Enjoy.
Nov 20 2019 · 50mins
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How to Fly Business Class Every Time w/ The Points Whisperer (Steve Hui)

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Steve Hui is the Founder and Chief Executive of www.iFLYflat.com.au, also referred by the media as ‘The Points Whisperer’.

Steve has developed an industry-first solution helping select companies and individuals enjoy luxury and comfort, flying international First and Business class for less than half-the-price.

His key to success is leveraging the value of reward points to fly in a strategic way.

He is a numbers man at heart, spending over 18 years solving complex problems in senior finance and accounting roles in corporations including Macquarie Bank.

His favourite saying is “Why fly economy when you can fly first, especially if it is cheaper…”

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iFlyFlat: https://www.iflyflat.com.au

Sep 26 2019 · 26mins

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Make the most of your Frequent Flyer points with Steve Hui from iFly Flat

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Today we are joined on the Australian Aviation podcast bu Steve Hui from iFly Flat. Now you might have a credit card in your wallet or purse that has a frequent flyer program associated with it but do you really know the fine print. Do you understand the ins and outs of redeeming the points and actually using them for flights. Well if you’ve ever amassed enough points to actually qualify for a flight you might find that it is actually quite hard to find one because only so many seats per flight are allocated to frequent flyers. It’s not that you can’t redeem points, you might find it really difficult to find a flight where you can actually use them at the time you want to use them going to the place you want to travel. On top of all of that it is very time consuming to search for the flights and you really do need to know where to look for them. Listen in as Steve shares with us how iFly Flat helps consumers make the most of their frequent flyer points and exactly how they can maximise the opportunities that they present.
Nov 22 2018 · 33mins
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18 - How to fly like a Boss with Steve Hui

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Steve Hui, the Points Whisperer, is the owner of I fly flat.   We talk about what the tricks are to using points in your business to be able to fly business class.  Business owners have a huge advantage when it comes to Frequent Flyer Points.  

We recently talked about "How to take a holiday as a business owner."  I think it is really important to travel, partially to unwind and destress from your business and partially to be inspired and be more creative in the strategy and tactics that you have in your business.  If you are going to travel, you might as well travel in style!

There are a lot of ways that you can maximise the points that you have available to you, as well as some traps to avoid.

One of the big mistakes that we were making was that our main credit card was limited to 3,000 points per month.  We applied for a card that was uncapped, which has dramatically increased the number of points that we have been able to accrue.

What is the value of a points upgrade and what is the best way to spend them?

Have a think about how much you have going through your credit cards.  Can you increase that amount?  It is really important to make sure that you are paying off your credit cards every month, otherwise those points that you accrue are really expensive.

Some credit cards will allow you earn points on government payments, like tax bills.  This can dramatically increase the points that you earn.

As a business owner, flying Business Class is pretty important because:

  • It allows you to work a lot easier while flying.
  • It allows you to land refreshed after the flight and adjust to the time zone a lot quicker.
  • You deserve it!

I have been lucky to fly Qantas business class a few times now and it is a very civilised way to travel and I find I am very productive when relaxing in the nice comfy seat, a glass a whisky and the Laptop set up.  There are no distractions from the internet or the phone and I can concentrate on the big strategic questions in our businesses.

I was recently able to reach Platinum with Qantas and one of the great advantages is access to Platinum lounges.  These are a fantastic experience, a great place to relax and do a little work.

Keep an eye out for the best credit cards and the Double Status credits promotions that airlines run.  These can make a big difference to the way that you travel.

Contact Steve at I Fly Flat for more information on how to fly like a boss!

Don't forget to send us a photo of you on holidays if you've used any tips from the podcast to take a holiday!

Sep 05 2018 · 28mins
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Flying like a millionaire with The Points Whisperer - Steve Hui

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Get all links mentioned in the episode: https://www.neuralle.com/blog/posts/044-flying-like-a-millionaire-with-the-points-whisperer-steve-hui

Skip through the episode:

06:05 - How the nickname ‘Points Whisperer’ came about

08:45 - The most impactful trip of his life

11:34 - The moment Steve realised iFLYflat was a business

14:00 - Finding his first customers

16:08 - How the service works

17:24 - The highest leveraged decision

19:37 - Important methodologies & buying points

25:26 - The experiences that can come with maximising points

28:36 - Keeping up to date with the changes

31:16 - His favourite airline to fly with

33:06 - Common mistakes travellers make

34:10 - Transferring points to different airlines

41:19 - Simple decisions to make now, for better flights later

44:15 - How to learn more about the world of points

48:02 - Something that will never change in travel

49:08 - A lesson learnt from his parents

50:22 - Morning or evening routines

50:40 - If he were to do a TEDx talk

52:29 - Best purchase he’s made under $200

52:54 - How Rich Dad Poor Dad influenced his life

53:48 - If he were to start with nothing, but with all of his current knowledge

56:08 - If he could have a billboard anywhere in Australia

Dec 12 2017 · 59mins
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Ep 38 - How to Get Back What You Miss Most From Leaving Corporate with Steve Hui from Iflyflat

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Steven Hui, CEO of Iflyflat started his journey in corporate as an Accountant and worked for 11 years at one of the most respected banks in Australia. 

He was always one to challenge the status quo and didn't want to make up the numbers in corporate.

He gives some great advise on how to angle for a redundancy and the patience needed to start and run your own business. 

Steve has created a great product which helps BLG members get back one thing they probably miss most from corporate. 

There were lots of great takeaways in the episode, so grab that pen and notepad, and enjoy!

  • How to angle for a redundancy
  • The number one thing to focus on when you leave corporate 
  • The importance of networking 
  • How to travel business class for free
  • Importance of simple messages in marketing your product
  • What you can expect in income during the first 3 years 
  • The importance of a supportive partner
  • Daily habits which support Steve as an entrepreneur
  • The cause he supports

Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:

Nov 20 2017 · 37mins
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Ep 38 - How to Get Back What You Miss Most From Leaving Corporate with Steve Hui from Iflyflat

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Steven Hui, CEO of Iflyflat started his journey in corporate as an Accountant and worked for 11 years at one of the most respected banks in Australia. 

He was always one to challenge the status quo and didn't want to make up the numbers in corporate.

He gives some great advise on how to angle for a redundancy and the patience needed to start and run your own business. 

Steve has created a great product which helps BLG members get back one thing they probably miss most from corporate. 

There were lots of great takeaways in the episode, so grab that pen and notepad, and enjoy!

  • How to angle for a redundancy
  • The number one thing to focus on when you leave corporate 
  • The importance of networking 
  • How to travel business class for free
  • Importance of simple messages in marketing your product
  • What you can expect in income during the first 3 years 
  • The importance of a supportive partner
  • Daily habits which support Steve as an entrepreneur
  • The cause he supports

Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:

Nov 20 2017 · 37mins
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18: The Politics of Flyer Points – Steve Hui

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Steve Hui aka The Points Whisperer is a former corporate accountant who, after experiencing business class travel for the first time eight years ago, was totally hooked! In 2012, he founded iFLYflat after he recognised a gap in the market, and today is heralded among the start-up world as an innovator and authority on frequent flyer and credit card reward points.

Today, IFLYFLAT also helps companies large and small with strategies to collect more points just by using the right cards to pay bills. We find out this best kept secrets!  

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. What iFLYflat does and why Steve started the business.
  2. How much we can all fly business class more by using our credit cards to pay the bills.
  3. If the airlines or the credit card companies have objected to the way he has commodified maximising the return from reward points.
  4. Hot tips: The best was to get flying flat for less money in The Politics of Flyer Points?

To get more details about what Steve does, please contact him via:

 

Amplify your ideas and get a bit political with me! To be a future podcast guest or connect with me, I can be found at: Amber@bespokecomms.com.au   Amber’s social media links:
Sep 05 2017 · 22mins
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