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Feb 26, 2018

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 -

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

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24:29 – Gadgets! -->  Neck Pillows

Gail – Pillow's to lean on while you lean back
   -Trtl Pillow -  
   -Travel Mate Memory Foam -

Piper – pillow to lean forward with
- Inflatable -

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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!