Travelers are constantly bombarded with "Sign up now!" loyalty offers and point earning systems. Are airline offers worth it? What do you get for your loyalty?
Time Stamped Show Notes:
0:11 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake
0:34 - Where have the ladies traveled recently? San Diego!
1:16 - Piper's Trip
2:14 - Sparkly floors
2:33 - The PDX carpet
3:02 - The SouthWest airlines cattle call
3:50 - Question for the audience -> Can you walk to San Diego downtown from the airport?
4:23 - Gaslight district and San Diego Comic-Con
5:04 - Balboa park
5:14 - Mysterious Galaxy -> awesome bookstore
6:14 - Seaview -> cute bookstore with cafe near SFO
6:40 - Need listener help: What's the name of the Alice in Wonderland-esque speakeasy behind the brick wall (or bank vault?) covered in ivy in San Diego?
7:53 - military, retirees, and/or vacationers mean... Reader town!
8:36 - cocktails in San Diego; wine in Portland...lulz.
8:52 - Gail pisses off the audience. Wine fight. ("Portlanders claiming they have wine? Lol") Ready? Fight!
9:32 - La Hoja; full of eclectic restaurants and sea lions
10:17 - Del Mar beach (dog beach)
10:45 - all Piper cares about => dogs and food
11:48 - tutorial on how to kidnap Piper
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12:07 – Main Topic -> Frequent Flyer Miles and Loyalty Points
12:35 - Gamified system's help keep you loyal by letting you "level up" your membership
13:20 - The benefits of access to the business lounge (hard boiled eggs and showers)
15:15 - Credit Card multipliers
15:42 - American Airlines has Piper's soul
16:16 - always sign up for the frequent flyer's club regardless of the airline you're flying to ensure entry of you Known Traveler Number (KTN) for ease of travel
16:57 - Gail often goes to unusual locales and has others book her flights, so avid loyalty is difficult
17:49 - Gail's now a SouthWest gal
18:05 - Gail loves the cattle call --> it means faster boarding!
19:39 - http://crankyflier.com/
21:25 - Be aware of what company has a hub at your local airport, and where other hubs are for that airline (take advantage of that!)
23:49 - Further tease of future episode about Credit Cards to optimize miles' collection
24:29 – Gadgets! --> Neck Pillows
Gail – Pillow's to lean on while you lean back -Trtl Pillow - http://amzn.to/2EWJN8g -Travel Mate Memory Foam - http://amzn.to/2HOaLke
Piper – pillow to lean forward with - Inflatable - http://amzn.to/2F25AP5
31:24 - Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt
Special thanks to Dan Sawyer of Artistic Whisper for editing this episode!
Thanks for listening and happy travels!