Since mid-2017, Nonstop Dan has a strict policy against accepting anything from airlines, including but not limited to free flights, upgrades, discounts, and special access. All my flights are entirely self-funded in the interest of unbiased, truthful reviews. You can always trust that my videos are made for me and my viewers, not for an airline. This policy also rules out collaborating with an airline to promote credit cards or other products.
Credit cards and banks
Most of my flights are paid using credit card points. Considering how often I fly for the purpose of creating videos, I burn through hundreds of thousands of miles per year. To regenerate these accounts, I sometimes use credit card referral links to refer viewers to my favorite cards. These are the regular referral links that all card members have access to. Banks do not have any affiliation with my channel.
Some brands offer affiliate programs that I allow me to refer viewers to products I love and earn a small commission. For example, Amazon Affiliates link any products they use from Amazon and earn a percentage of the sale. While there usually is not much money in these programs, there is no reason not to use them if I will be linking my camera equipment or favorite travel agencies anyway.
The purpose of my channel is to review airlines. Although I usually stay in Airbnbs, sometimes hotels offer superior options. In rare cases, I will accept compensated stays or upgrades from hotels in exchange for exposure in my videos. I solely intend on spreading the name of the hotel and sharing it as an option for your stay. I’m glad to suggest hotels that my viewers will enjoy, and hopefully make their trips better in the process.
Other brands I support
This category encompasses all companies that are not in the above categories. Just as any other YouTuber, I get countless requests from brands to sponsor my videos. If I support the brand, especially if I’ve used it in the past, I accept video sponsorships. These sponsorships are vital to ensuring that I can remain entirely independent and can pay for my own flights, a key to providing objective reviews.