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Entrepreneur shares tips on how to travel in style on a budget

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An entrepreneur who jets off for luxury vacations has shared his tips on how to travel in style on a budget, including buying a private jet for half the price.

Dan Legg, 22, said he was a self-made millionaire after trying his hand at currency trading – known as forex – in 2017.

Legg, from Cheddar of Somerset in southern England, made his first million in two years and has been growing ever since, even going as far as Dubai last year.

Dan Legg, 22, said he was a self-made millionaire after trying his hand at currency trading – known as forex – in 2017.
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He continues to trade and run several businesses, while living a lavish life and traveling the world in private jets.

He collected some tips on how to have luxury experiences on an everyday budget, including getting a private jet for half the price.

And to reassure anyone feeling panicked at the speed with which summer is approaching, the seasoned traveler insists that booking last minute will give you the best value.

Legg said: “Every time I fly in Europe I fly private – it’s the best thing ever.

“There are no queues, just drive down 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 when you travel a lot, you get to know the hacks.”

Legg has revealed his top tips he swears by for luxury travel without the price tag – which have been tried and tested by himself.

His first is to look at “empty flights”, which are a way to experience a private flight with a price reduction of up to 50%.

Leg flights are where private jets have a reserved charter from a certain destination, and they often travel empty to that reserved destination.

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Dan Legg, an entrepreneur who jets off for luxury vacations, has shared his tips on how to travel in style on a budget, including getting a private jet for half the price. Legg can be seen in Dubai in this photo.
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You can book yourself on one of these empty legs – or even find two that fit your vacation dates and get a private return flight too.

Legg says he took empty legs to the Spanish island of Menorca, Paris and the island of Jersey in England, and paid half of what it would normally cost.

He added that some brokers even sell empty seats on a private flight in order to fill the plane, giving you a luxury experience for a fraction of the price.

Legg said: “It’s especially good if you’re traveling somewhere like the south of France, where there are jets coming in and out 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 flights and hotels, best to stick to the last minute.

Legg said he saved up to 30% with last-minute bookings within 48 hours of arrival. He insists he’s never had availability issues and recommends people give it a try to get the best deal.

So for anyone freaking out that they haven’t booked their post-pandemic summer getaways yet, all hope is not lost.

His final tip is to ask for an upgrade to business class at the check-in counter, as they will often give you a good price to fill the seats.

Legg said: “An example of that is flying from Dubai to the UK, which I do a lot.

“I’ve always paid £550 extra to upgrade to business class with Emirates [airline]although it is not open information on the website.”

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.