The Joes take most of the episode off, so Trevor interviews Ed Pizzarello from Pizza in Motion, the Freddies, and a litany of other places. Trevor and Ed discuss Ed’s extensive travels, airline status, the Freddies, the differences between Flyertalk and Inside Flyer, and much more!
With Joe Cheung off celebrating his anniversary, the inmates were once again given the keys to the asylum. Unfortunately, they left Joe Cortez and Trevor in charge of the podcast. In this episode, the two talk all about the recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, and their biggest takeaways from the announcements. Did Etihad really deserve best first class? What about the best economy class? And… shawarma? All will be revealed in Episode 59, and hopefully order will be restored by Episode 60!
Trevor AND Joe Cortez (yay!) are off gallavanting, so I called up Leslie Harvey from Trips with Tykes to discuss hosted media previews and bias in blogging/media coverage. Both of us have experience in this area as it results to Disney, but we also discuss how it may or may not creep into the miles and points space. Speaking of media previews, Leslie just checked out Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout in Disneyland and I visited Pandora the World of Avatar at Disney World, so we end the podcast with some Disney discussion! Recorded 16 Jun, 2017.
Ever wonder what FIRE stands for? Or consider how travel hacking may (or may NOT) be contributing to your overall wealth and financial independence? Join Free-quent Flyer and Money Metagame for this special episode dedicated to taking a look at the intersection of early retirement and travel hacking. Recorded 10 May, 2017.
Trevor and the Joes tackle our brave new world of social media, where every negative interaction on an airplane or otherwise gets filmed. Is this a good or a bad thing? When do you cut airline employees some slack? And how do you deal with the bad ones? Plus, some ranting about the “not a cell phone” ban. Recorded 13 May, 2017.
Matt, the newly minted tax expert, is back to talk tax implications of reselling, MS, small businesses, and more. He’s got some great advice about deductions, avoiding audits, and minimizing taxes. Lots of great food for thought for anyone trying to figure out how to fit the game into their tax returns (and good reasons to make sure to put it in there!) Recorded 4 Apr, 2017.