Happy New Year!
I’ve spent much of the past week in the Maldives, which has been extremely relaxing.
Now before I get yelled at for going to the Maldives again, let me explain that this isn’t a trip I’m taking for the sole purpose of reviewing, but rather one I’m taking because I actually want to spend quality time with Ford. So while I’ll be writing a trip report about the flights, I realize it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, given that I was in the Maldives in April.
The good news is I’m reviewing several new business class products in January, which I think you guys will really enjoy.
I’ve often said that the key to securing the perfect airline award ticket is to lock something in as early as you can and then keep checking back to see if you can improve on that.
Here’s an example of a case where I modified an award reservation seven times to create what I consider to be the perfect award.
I’d argue frequent flyer programs are one of the best ideas the airlines ever had. I think it would be any capitalist’s dream to be able to make hundreds of millions of dollars selling a “currency” where you control every aspect of the earnings and redemption rates.
But there’s one huge mistake I think the airlines are making.
Here’s something interesting I’ve noticed. I certainly respect if others feel differently about this topic, though I figured I’d write this post so that people can hopefully at least see my perspective.
As is well documented, I spend a fair amount of time in countries where being gay is frowned upon/illegal/punishable by law. Almost every time I write about traveling to one of these places, I get comments about it.
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Hope everyone has a great weekend, and is enjoying the New Year so far!