Learn the secret to getting the most out your trip through deals and upgrades at the airline. Travel guru Scott McMurren discusses some of those secrets.

Scott is hosting an event this coming Thursday at the Alaska Aviation Museum where he will be sharing all of his secrets and giving away some prizes.

Here's a sneak peek at some of those secrets.

"You can get a cheap ticket to Seattle, but did you know you can also get a cheap first class ticket," said Scott, "Buy it, be done with it, $439 round-trip first class."

He gave us a second tip, as well.

"You can get anywhere pretty often on Alaska Airlines, first class for 50,000 miles."

And, if you are in need of some miles, he also recommends opening an Alaska Airlines credit card to rack up those points.

The event, 'Travel Secrets: All About Upgrades' will take place this Thursday at the Alaska Aviation Museum, starting at 6 p.m. There will be prizes such as beer and food from Moose's Tooth, as well as free trips and upgrades from Alaska Airlines.

For more information and tickets, head to eventbrite.com.